French Government Medals and Prizes For Proficiency In French

At a glance

  • Value: €1,000 and Medal
  • You must be a current Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


In 1926, the French Government presented a Medal to the University to be awarded for proficiency in French, in connection with the BA (Hons) Degree Examination, on the recommendation of the Extern Examiner. The Medal was offered annually until 1956, when the French Government increased the number of Medals to three, for competition amongst students of the then constituent colleges. In 1962, a fourth Medal was added for the then Recognised College, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. These Medals are now awarded annually in each of the four NUI constituent universities.

The awarding of the four Medals continues to be based on the results of the final examinations in French for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, the BComm International/European and BCL International Degrees, in the constituent universities. The recommendation regarding the award of the Medals is made by the Extern Examiner in French in each of the constituent universities.

In addition to the Medal, NUI awards a cash prize of €1,000 to each of the recipients.

The French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French may not be awarded to any student whose native language is French.

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