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.
French Universities and Academic Institutions
Level of Study:
Master’s degree program, engineering program, or a joint doctoral program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree), in partnership with a partner institution abroad.
Field(s) of study:
Two major disciplinary fields concerned by the Eiffel scholarships cover the following fields of study for the Master and Doctorate components:
- • For science and technology: Biology and health; Ecological transition; Mathematics and digital; Engineering Sciences
- • For the humanities and social sciences: French history, language, and civilization; Law and political science; and Economics and management
For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 and can be awarded for 12-36 months. For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,700 and is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.
In addition, the programme meets various expenses including international transportation, national transportation, health insurance, housing searches, and cultural activities.
Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme. However, recipients of French government scholarships are exempt from tuition charges for programs leading to a national diploma (master, doctorate) or accredited engineering degree in public institutions of a scientific, cultural, or professional nature overseen by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, in accordance with article R719-49 of the national education code.
Please inquire about the eligibility criteria with the French Higher Education Institution you are applying to.
Applications are NOT accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. Applications sent directly by students or by foreign institutions will be declared ineligible.
Therefore, you must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. Contact the French educational institution or research organization by visiting its website or by emailing or telephoning its office of international relations to learn how to apply for admission (including the date by which your application must be received). Inform them of your wish to be considered for an Eiffel scholarship.
The application deadline to participating French Institutions falls around November-December 2023. The deadline for applications to Campus France is 10 January 2024.
It is important to read the Eiffel Scholarships 2024 Regulations 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.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/france-excellence-eiffel-scholarship-program