Deadline: January 6, 2017
Location: France
Type: Scholarship, Master and PhD
Program Period: Varies
Number of Awards: Not specified
Course Starts: 2017-2018


The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme is offering to top foreign students to enroll in their master’s and PhD courses in France in three main fields: engineering science, economics and management and law & political sciences.

Scholarship

Master’s level
The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance
allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150). In addition, the following
expenses are directly covered:
one international return journey;
social security cover;
cultural activities.
Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain
conditions.

PhD level
The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400. 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.
Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain
conditions.

*** Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme.

Eligibility

  • Nationality: this programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  • Age: for master’s courses, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6th of March 2017; at PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6th of March 2017.
  • Origin of applications: only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enrol scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.
  • Courses of study: scholarships are for students wishing to enrol on a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Programme does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad, as non-PhD scholarship holders must complete at least 75% of their course in France. It does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract either.
  • Combination with other scholarships: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another programme are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover.
  • Eiffel PhD scholarships: Establishments may nominate a candidate who was previously awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level for a scholarship at PhD level. Candidates who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship once during their PhD cannot be awarded it for a second time. No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.
  • Eiffel master’s scholarships: no application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level.
  • Language skills: when pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.

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

How to apply

Applications have to directly submit to French Higher Education Institutions, not the Eiffel Scholarship. The applicants must apply and meet the requirements of the French institution to be considered for the scholarship. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2016.

Applicants should 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.

Visit Official Page