The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Deadline:  6 January 2017
Open to: international students of non-French nationality
Scholarship: a monthly allowance of 1,181 EUR (a maintenance allowance of 1,031 EUR and a monthly stipend of 150 EUR)/Master’s level studies; monthly allowance of 1,400 EUR/ PhD level studies

Description

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 Ph.D. courses. It helps to shape the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study and encourages applications from emerging countries at master’s level, and from emerging and industrialized countries at Ph.D. level.

Eiffel scholarships are available in three main fields:

  1. Engineering science at master’s level, science in the broadest sense at Ph.D. 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);
  2. Economics and management;
  3. Law and political sciences. 

For Ph.D. level studies,  The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum of ten months. For scientific and economic disciplines, no language course is provided for and the scholarship duration cannot be divided up. For law students, the ten-month scholarship can, with the consent of the selection committee, be split into two or three stays in France, of three or four months each. These stays must take place over a maximum of three calendar years. Only law students have the option of taking French lessons alongside their studies. This must be clearly requested in the application.

Eligibility

  • Non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible;
  • For master’s courses, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6th of March 2017; at Ph.D. level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6th of March 2017;
  • Students wishing to enroll for a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for Ph.D. students;
  • The combination with other scholarships: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French g

Students undertaking a course of study abroad take priority over those already living in France.

Scholarships

For Master’s level studies:

The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of 1,181 EUR (a maintenance allowance of 1,031 EUR and a monthly stipend of 150 EUR). In addition, the following expenses are directly covered:

  • One international return journey;
  • Social security cover;
  • Cultural activities.

For Ph.D. level studies:

The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of 1,400 EUR. In addition, the following expenses are directly covered:

  • One international return journey (for students in law or political sciences who may make several trips, only one return journey shall be covered);
  • Social security cover;
  • Cultural activities.

How to Apply?

Applications are not accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship.  The deadline for applications to Campus France is 6 January 2017. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2016.

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

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: [email protected].

For more information please visit the official webpage.

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