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Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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
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:
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);
Economics and management;
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.
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.
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;
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
Social security cover;
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 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.