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The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs.

It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 25 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 30 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.

The Eiffel scholarship program objectives

The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist French institutions of higher education in attracting the best foreign students to Master’s and Doctoral/Phd degree programs.

It trains future foreign decision-makers from the private and public sectors in priority areas of study and encourages applications from students in emerging countries at the Master’s level and in emerging and industrialized countries at the PhD level.

Areas of Study

The two main disciplinary fields for the Eiffel scholarships cover the following seven areas of study for the Master’s and Doctorate elements:

For Science and Technology

  • Biology and Health
  • Ecological Transition
  • Mathematics and Digital
  • Engineering Sciences

For Humanities and Social Sciences

  • History, French language and civilization
  • Law and political science
  • Economics and management

Levels of Study

French higher education institutions who submit candidates to the Eiffel program agree to enroll them:

  • in courses leading to a master’s degree
  • in an engineering program
  • in a joint doctoral program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree), in partnership with a partner institution abroad.

Scholarship Duration

Master’s level

  • a maximum of 12 months when enrolling in an M2
  • a maximum of 24 months when enrolling in an M1
  • a maximum of 36 months for the completion of an engineering degree

Doctorate level

The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a period of 12 months in France.

Benefits

Master’s level

Eiffel scholarship holders receive a monthly allowance of €1,181, to which is added several services: International transportation, national transportation, insurance, housing searches, cultural activities, etc.

Doctorate level

Eiffel scholarship holders a monthly stipend of €1,700 to which is added several services:: international transportation, national transportation, insurance, housing searches, cultural activities, etc.

For both elements of the program, tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel program.

Timeline:

  • Opening of the call for applications: week of October 3, 2022
  • Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France:  January 10, 2023.
  • Publication of results: week of 3 April, 2023

How to Apply for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme 2023

First Step

  • Contact Campus France in your country of origin or the French Embassy’s Cooperation and Cultural Action Department, who can guide you and advise you on your study plans.
  • To learn about the procedures and deadlines for submitting an application, contact the international relations department of a French institution via its website, by e-mail or by telephone.
  • It’s up to you to choose the school or university that best fits your plans for studying in France.

All French higher education institutions can submit applications.

Second Step

  • The institution accepts and supports your application for the Eiffel scholarship
  • The institution submits your application online via the dedicated Campus France website

Applications sent directly by students or by foreign institutions will be declared ineligible.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme 2023

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