Eiffel Excellence Master and PhD Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 8 January 2016
Open to: Non-French candidates under 35 years of age
Scholarship: monthly allowance of EUR 1181 for master students / EUR 1400 for PhD students) one international return journey; social security cover; cultural activities.


The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in their master’s and PhD courses. Eiffel scholarships are available in three main fields:

  • Engineering science at master’s level, science in the broadest sense at PhD level (engineering science; exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano and biotechnology, earth sciences, sciences of the universe, environmental sciences, information and communication science and technology);
  • Economics and Management;
  • Law and Political sciences.


This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible. Candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting.


The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of EUR 1181 for master students and EUR 1400 for PhD students. In addition, for both (Master and PhD) are directly covered one international return journey, social security cover and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions. In order to receive the first installment of the monthly allowance, scholarship holders must have started their course of studies at the host establishment in France

How to apply?

Applications are not accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. The French higher education institutions screen candidates. They submit to the Eiffel program foreign students they wish to receive for training.  You must apply and meet the requirements of the respective French institution in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Each institution (establishment) can nominate no more than 40 candidates per field of study. The establishments must send to Campus France, by recorded post with acknowledgement of receipt, a list of the applications submitted online.

To use the online services of “My Campus France” log in HERE

Contact & FAQ section

For more information, please check the official web-page, and download the official call.

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