Nicolas Baudin Program:Travel Grants

The Embassy of France in Australia supports student mobility from Australia to France through the Nicolas Baudin Program, named for the French explorer and botanist who in 1802, at the same time as Matthew Flinders, charted the coast of New Holland (Australia). The Travel Grant consists in a return flight ticket between Australia and France. As recipients of a French government grant, the Laureates are also exempt from paying the associated visa fees.

Students can apply through the following frameworks:

  1. Students seeking to undertake a research internship in a French laboratory in collaboration with a French company in the framework of the “Internship in France” initiative.
  2. Students enrolled at an Australian university taking part in an exchange program /study abroad at a French establishment.
  3. Students pursuing a full degree at a French university, including double degrees jointly offered by a French and an Australian university.


  • Students from all fields and disciplines are eligible to apply.
  • Students enrolled in Undergraduate, Honours, Masters programs are eligible to apply for the general stream.
  • PhD students are only eligible to apply for the “Internship in France” initiative scheme. Further information on mobility for PhD students can be found here.
  • Australian citizens and international students enrolled in Australian universities are eligible to apply. French citizens are not eligible.
  • A proof of proficiency in French will be required for students enrolling in programs which are taught in French.
  • Students who have already purchased tickets to France are ineligible.
  • The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant can only be awarded once.


To apply, please visit the online application platform and follow the instructions carefully.

Applications must be submitted uniquely through the online application platform.
Please note that exchange programmes commencing in 2020 may not be eligible for the grant.

For further information or questions, please consult the FAQ before contacting

A list of the 2018 grant laureates and interns is available here.
To hear from the 2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Program Laureates please click here.


Application closing date

15 April 2019
Applications open for this opportunity: 
14 Mar 2019
Eligible degree type(s): 

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