The Entente Cordiale Scholarship programme is a prestigious bilateral awards scheme that funds British postgraduate students who want to study in France. Funded for the most part by the private sector and managed by the French Embassy in London, the scheme provides funding for around 10 British students each year.
The Entente Cordiale Scholarships provide students with the opportunity to experience life on the other side of the channel and widen their horizons. Once they become an Entente Cordiale scholar, they become part of an influential alumni network, the Entente Cordiale Alumni Association, which already numbers over 300 members, and through which they will find strong career development opportunities.
The programme was founded in 1995 by President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister John Major at a summit meeting and since then, has gone from strength to strength. In 2017, the Franco-British Council became the trustee of the Entente Cordiale Scholarship Trust.