The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program at French Universities, 2020-21

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The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Description:

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.

University:

French Universities and Academic Institutions.

Degree level:

Masters/PhD Degree

Field of Study:

  • Law
  • Economics and Management
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Bio-Technologies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Information Sciences and Technologies
  • Communication

Scholarship Award: 

For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150) and can be awarded for 12-36 months. For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 until 31 December 2020, then  €1,700 from 1 January 2021 and is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.

Nationalities:

International students (Non-French nationality) are eligible for The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program .

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: For master’s level,  candidates must be 25 years old or less at the time of the 2020 application campaign; i.e. born after March 1995. At PhD level, candidates must be at most 30 years old during the application 2020; that is, born after March 1990.

Origin of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enroll 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 enroll 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. 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.

For Eiffel Master Scholarship:  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.

For Eiffel PhD Scholarship: 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.

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.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Applications are NOT accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. The deadline for applications to Campus France is 8 January 2021. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2020.

It is important to read the 2021 Eiffel Programme Guide.

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