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Eiffel France Scholarship For International Students 2023

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  • DEADLINE : January 10, 2024.

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Applications for the 2023 Eiffel France Scholarship program are now open for the academic year 2024-2025. The application deadline is January 10, 2024.

The Eiffel France Scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education and research institutions to attract the best international students. It consists of two components: a master’s component, which funds a master’s degree program for 12 to 36 months, and a doctoral component, which funds mobility for 6 to 36 months.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence criteria and the international strategy of the host institution. In the previous version, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs awarded more than 310 Eiffel scholarships for the master’s component and 40 scholarships for the doctoral component.

About the Eiffel France Scholarship

DEADLINE: January 10, 2024.
LEVEL: Master (M1 and M2), Engineering, Doctorate.
FUNDING: Fully funded.
HOST COUNTRY: France
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES: Worldwide.

Benefits of the Eiffel Scholarships

Recipients of the Eiffel France Scholarships receive the following benefits:

  1. The “Government Scholar” label, which means they are exempt from tuition fees and administrative fees as part of the “Study in France” procedure.
  2. A monthly allowance of €1,181 for master’s level students and €1,700 for doctoral level students.
  3. Housing at CROUS or a housing allowance of €115 for those who prefer to live in private housing.
  4. Round-trip airfare from the home country to France.
  5. Coverage of travel expenses by train from the first place of stay to the last place of stay to the airport.
  6. Reimbursement of transportation expenses between the airport or train station and the first place of accommodation, whether by taxi or public transport.
  7. French Social Security coverage for non-European Economic Area students.
  8. Supplementary health insurance (mutuelle).
  9. Access to a range of cultural activities to enrich the experience of Eiffel scholars.

Scholars also have the opportunity to receive an additional housing-specific allowance.

Scholarship duration

For the master’s level, the Eiffel France Scholarship is awarded for a duration of:

  • Up to 12 months for enrollment in the 2nd year of master’s (M2);
  • Up to 24 months for enrollment in the 1st year of master’s (M1);
  • Up to 36 months for the preparation of an engineering degree.

For the doctoral level, the Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a duration of 6 to 36 months in France, starting from September 1 of the year of the scholarship award.

Eligibility for the Eiffel France Scholarship

In order to apply for the French Government’s Eiffel scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate an academic track record of excellence, reflected in their previous academic performance, and, in the case of doctoral candidates, the relevance and originality of their research project.
  2. Hold foreign nationality other than French. Candidates with dual nationality, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  3. Meet age criteria: for master’s level applicants, the maximum age allowed is 25 years during the 2023 application campaign, while for doctoral level applicants, the maximum age is 30 years during the 2023 application campaign.
  4. Have a level of language proficiency that corresponds to the requirements of the program they are applying for.
  5. Candidates currently enrolled in master’s programs in France are not eligible.

Eligible Fields of Study

The two disciplinary fields covered by the Eiffel France Scholarships include the following eight thematic domains:

  1. Sciences and Technology:
    • Biology and Health.
    • Ecological Transition.
    • Mathematics and Digital Sciences.
    • Engineering and Engineering Sciences.
  2. Social Sciences and Humanities :
    • History, Language, and French Civilization.
    • Law and Political Science.
    • Economics and Management.

How to Apply for the Eiffel Scholarship?

To apply for the Eiffel France scholarship, you must first submit a scholarship application to a French university of your choice. The university will conduct a local selection process. If your application is selected, it will then be forwarded to Campus France for a second selection. Campus France centralizes all university nominations and carries out a national selection. If you are selected during this final stage, you will be awarded the Eiffel scholarship.

Applications sent directly to Campus France or transmitted by non-French foreign institutions will not be eligible. Therefore, it is essential to follow the procedure through a French university to have a chance of receiving the Eiffel scholarship.

It is important to note that each French university has its own specific deadlines and application procedures.  Please contact the university of your choice for more information

For any practical questions, please write to : [email protected].

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  1. I am intrested in puisuing Doctorat ( management) in France because i am living here in Strasbourg but i am foreigner, i am 32 years old may i have that Scholarship ?
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