The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant is awarded by the French Government, and is eponymously named after the famous French explorer and botanical voyager who in 1802, at the same time as Matthew Flinders, charted the coast of New Holland (Australia).

The Nicolas Baudin travel grant is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France.

Award value:
The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant consists of a return flight ticket between Australia and France.


  • Students from all fields and disciplines are eligible to apply. 
  • Students enrolled in Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD programs are eligible to apply.
  • Australian citizens and international students enrolled in Australian universities are eligible.
  • French citizens studying in Australia are not eligible to apply.

About the award

Students are eligible to apply through the following frameworks:

  1. Students seeking to undertake a research internship in a French laboratory or undertake an internship within a French company.
  2. Students seeking to undertake research in a France as part of a cotutelle joint-PhD established between an Australian university and a French university. The student will obtain an Australian degree and a French degree at the end of their studies.
  3. Students enrolled at an Australian university seeking to take part in a study abroad/ exchange program at a French establishment.
  4. Student seeking to pursue a full degree at a French university (students will obtain a French degree at the end of their studies), including double degrees jointly offered by a French and an Australian university.
  5. Students seeking to undertake a short term program at a French establishment. This includes summer and winter school programs.

How to apply

Please see the Ambafrance website.

Opening date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:00
Closing date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:00