Applications are invited for Eiffel Scholarship by French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in France. Application is open for International Students to pursue a master degree at French host higher education institutions and a PhD through a thesis joint supervision or co-tutorship with a foreign higher education institution partner in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline:12 January 2018
Study in:
Providers:French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Course Level:French higher education institutions which submit candidates for Eiffel program, undertake to register them:

  • In courses leading to a master’s degree;
  • Either in an engineering degree
  • Either a doctorate in the framework of a cotutelle or joint supervision of a thesis with a foreign higher education institution partner.
Field of Study:The four major fields of study concerned by the Eiffel scholarships are:

Benefits for Eiffel Scholarship:

  • Master level: Eiffel fellows receive a monthly allowance of 1.181 € (€ 1,031 maintenance allowance + € 150 monthly allowance), to which is added the direct support of several services:
    -An international transport ticket routing – repatriation;
    -Social protection Campus France for over 28s, the complementary health (mutual) for – 28 years old;
    -Cultural activities: They may also benefit, under certain conditions, from additional housing.
  • PhD level: Eiffel fellows receive a monthly allowance of € 1,400, which is added the direct support of several services:
    -An international transport ticket – repatriation (for students who would make multiple trips, one return trip will be taken care of);
    -Social protection Campus France for over 28s, the complementary health (mutual) for – 28 years old;
    -Cultural activities

Eligibility for Eiffel Scholarship:

  • Nationality: this program is reserved for candidates of foreign nationality. The Bi-national candidates, one of whom is French, are not eligible.
  • Age: Master level, the candidate must be at least 30 years old on the committee date Selection ; that is, born the same day or after March 12, 1988. At the doctoral level, the candidate must be 35 years old or older on the date of the selection; that is, born the same day or after the 12th of March, 1983.
  • Origin of the files: only the candidatures transmitted by the establishments French are admissible. The latter undertake to register the winners in the training for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by other ways are not acceptable. In addition, a candidate presented by an institution will be rejected.
  • The formations concerned: are eligible candidates likely to integrate training leading to a master’s degree, including in school engineers, and doctoral candidates. The French formations relocated to abroad are not concerned. Training as part of an apprenticeship or professionalization contract are not eligible for the Eiffel Scholarships.
  • Cumulation of scholarships: foreign students already benefiting from a scholarship French Government under another program, at the time of the filing of the application, are not eligible, even if it is a fellowship that does not take into charge as social coverage.
  • Eiffel Master scholarship: the candidacy of a student whose file has not been retained during a previous selection is not admissible, even if this application is submitted by a different institution or in another field studies. The candidacy of a student who has already benefited from an Eiffel scholarship Master level is not acceptable for this same level.
  • Eiffel Doctoral Scholarship: institutions can present for a scholarship doctorate a candidate who has already benefited from an Eiffel scholarship at the master’s level. A candidate who has already benefited from an Eiffel scholarship as part of his doctorate is not not eligible once again for an Eiffel grant. The candidacy of a student whose the folder was not selected during a previous selection for this level is not not admissible, even if submitted by an institution different or in another field of study.
  • Language level: institutions that pre-select non-qualified candidates Francophones must ensure that their language level is adequate with the level required by the training. Students studying abroad have priority over those who already reside in France.

Nationality: International students (except French students) are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: When pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.


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