The Eiffel scholarship program, run by the French government, is presently accepting applications for the 2023–2024 academic year.
The French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs established the Eiffel Scholarships Program to help French higher education institutions entice the top international students to enroll in their master’s or doctoral programs.
All costs for the student are covered by the program.
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THE EIFFEL SCHOLARSHIPS’ BENEFITS
- Students who bear the designation “Boursiers du Gouvernement” (Government Scholars) are excused from paying tuition.
- a stipend of €1,181 for master’s degrees and €1,400 for doctoral degrees every month.
- Accommodation at the CROUS (France’s agency for student affairs) or a housing allowance ($115) if the applicant wishes to reside in private housing.
- a round-trip flight.
- Train fare to the first place of stay, followed by train fare from the last place of stay to the airport.
- reimbursement for the cost of the initial transportation (taxi or public transportation) to and from the airport or train station.
- Social security in France for non-EU nationals.
- the additional health coverage.
- Cultural activities
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
The following prerequisites must be met in order to be eligible for the Eiffel Scholarships Program offered by the French government:
- Excellence of the candidate: as shown by the candidate’s prior academic achievements and, for a PhD, the novelness of the topic of his or her research.
- Nationality: Only applicants with foreign nationalities are eligible for this program. The French nationality of one of the candidates’ dual nationalities disqualifies them.
- Age: In order to be eligible for the Master’s program, a candidate must be 25 years old before the start of the 2022 application cycle. The applicant for the PhD program must be 30 years old at the start of the 2022 application cycle.
- Language: The candidate’s language proficiency must match the course’s language proficiency requirements.
- Location: For master’s degree candidates, those studying in France are ineligible.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP?
To apply for the Eiffel scholarship, submit an application (master’s or doctorate) to a participating French university. If selected, your application will be sent to Campus France for a second and final selection. Campus France gathers and centralizes all local university nominations. If you are, once again, selected, you will receive the scholarship.
Applications sent directly to Campus France or transmitted by non-French institutions are ineligible.
The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum of 12 months when enrolling in an M2 program, for a maximum of 24 months when enrolling in an M1 program, and for a maximum of 36 months when preparing an engineering degree. For PhD studies, the Eiffel scholarships are awarded for a period of 12 months in France.
Each French university has its own schedule: Opening and closure date, and application procedure. We do centralize all of the French universities call for application.
AREAS OF STUDY
For this year, the Eiffel scholarships, master and doctorate, cover the following seven fields, including related ones
Science and Technology:
- Biology and Health.
- Ecological transition.
- Mathematics and Numerics.
- Engineering sciences.
Humanities and Social Sciences:
- History, French Language and Civilization.
- Law, Political Science.
- Economics, Management.