✅ Scholarship in Senegal after the baccalaureate

Higher education requires tuition and transport fees, but also pocket money to pay for certain expenses. In addition, these costs are reduced if you have a study allowance. Note that in Senegal there are several types of scholarships. Find out in this article everything you need to know about scholarships in Senegal after the baccalaureate.  

What are the steps to follow to obtain a scholarship in Senegal after the baccalaureate?

The quest for a scholarship in Senegal after the baccalaureate is done in several stages. However, the process for obtaining a national scholarship differs from applying for a foreign scholarship.


Here are the steps to get a national scholarship

Only Senegalese students enrolled in public or private universities can benefit from this type of aid.

Who is this type of scholarship particularly suitable for?

Any student of Senegalese nationality, regularly enrolled in a school or university of higher education can apply.

What documents are needed to file?

The documents to be provided differ according to the level of study.

The new graduates

To make the deposit, they must provide these documents:

  • A certified photocopy of the CNI
  • Photocopy of the student card
  • A photocopy of the attention tray


  • A scholarship application form to be completed
  • A certified photocopy of the CNI
  • Duplicate of the baccalaureate diploma
  • A registration certificate for the current year

NB: the document will be processed after one month from the date of submission.

What are the documents to provide for the renewal of the national scholarship?

Students who have validated their year must submit:

  • A renewal application form
  • A photocopy of the certificate of achievement

Students resuming the year must provide:

  • A renewal application form
  • A photocopy of the baccalaureate diploma

Where to submit the documents?

Applications are submitted at the stock exchange management downtown. Or you can visit their website: https://www.directiondesbourses.sn

Foreign scholarships

This type of allowance makes it possible to benefit from a scholarship in order to follow studies abroad.

Who can benefit  

This scholarship is intended for Senegalese students who have had pre-registration in countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia.

What are the documents to provide to benefit from a foreign scholarship?  

There are various documents to be provided in order to benefit from a study allowance abroad.

The new graduates

New graduates must submit a file consisting of the following documents:

  • A letter addressed to the Minister of Education
  • A legalized photocopy of the CNI
  • Legalized photocopy of the provisional certificate of the baccalaureate
  • Report card from the second to the terminal
  • A certificate attesting to the pre-registration issued by the foreign establishment
  • Two photos
  • Two letters of recommendation

Where to submit the application file?  

Deposits are made at the courier office at the stock exchange management in Dakar, until August each year.

Call for applications for scholarships in Senegal after the baccalaureate

There are also international scholarship programs eligible for Senegalese students. In fact, every year dozens of calls for applications for baccalaureate, bachelor's and master's degrees are published on the internet. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

  • The Labex DigiCosmos master's scholarship
  • The Emily-Boutmy scholarship
  • CIMI LaBex doctoral post scholarship
  • Mastercard scholarship

Training scholarships

Scholarships in Senegal after the baccalaureate also concern training allowances. Indeed, after the baccalaureate, you can benefit from a training grant in Senegal to reduce your study costs in training schools.

Types of training grants

There are two types of training scholarships, full scholarships and the half purses. Indeed, the full training scholarships make it possible to pay the monthly payments in full. The beneficiary will only be responsible for the registration fees. While for half scholarship allows only partial fee reduction either 50 % of the sum on the monthly payments.

How to get this type of scholarship?  

This type of scholarship is very easy to get. Indeed, it suffices to apply in agencies such as the Education Orientation Committee (COE) which is located in Foire near the CFPT training school. Don't forget to make a photocopy of your national ID card, from bac statement and report cards depending on your level.        

Also note that this scholarship allows you to integrate a dozen training schools approved by the state through many sectors.

Here is a summary of the steps to follow to benefit from scholarships in Senegal after the baccalaureate. Now, it's your turn to play.

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