Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students

French Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 10 Jan 2023 (annual)
Study in:  France
Course starts AY 2023-2024

 

Brief description: 

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs came up with the idea for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program to enable French higher education institutions to compete internationally for the enrollment of the most talented international students in their master’s and doctoral degree programs.

At the master’s level, it encourages applicants from developing countries up to the age of 25; at the PhD level, it encourages applicants up to the age of 30 from both developing and industrialized countries. This provides an opportunity for the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors in priority areas of study.

Host Institution(s):

French Universities and Academic Institutions

Level of Study:

Master’s degree program, engineering program, or a joint doctoral program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree), in partnership with a partner institution abroad.

Field(s) of study:

Two major disciplinary fields concerned by the Eiffel scholarships cover the following 7 fields of study for the Master and Doctorate components:

  • For science and technology: Biology and health; Ecological transition; Mathematics and digital; Engineering Sciences
  •  For the humanities and social sciences: History, French language and civilization; Law and political science; and  Economics and management
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Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 and can be awarded for 12-36 months.  For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,700 and is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.

In addition, the programme meets various expenses including international transportation, national transportation, health insurance, housing searches, and cultural activities.

Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme.

Eligibility:

Please inquire about the eligibility criteria with the French Higher Education Institution you are applying to.

Application instructions:

Applications are NOT accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions.

Therefore, you must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. Applications sent directly by students or sent by foreign institutions will be declared ineligible. The application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2022. The deadline for applications to Campus France is 10 January 2023.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.campusfrance.org/en/the-eiffel-scholarship-program

 

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