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French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program of Excellence for Masters and PhD

Deadline: 8th January, 2021

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.

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is also designed to help French higher education institutions attract the best possible applicants in the face of stiff international competition, the program promotes excellence through preselection of top international applicants by the institutions and final selection of winners by an expert panel — a double assurance of quality.

Fields of Study

Eiffel master’s program

  • Engineering
  • Economics and management
  • Law, political science

Eiffel doctoral program

  • Sciences
  • Economics and management
  • Law, political science

Grant period

Masters

  • 12 months maximum for enrollment in second year of 2-year master’s program (M2)
  • 24 months maximum for enrollment in first year of 2-year master’s program (M1 /M2)
  • 36 months maximum for completion of an engineering program

PhD

  • 10 months maximum for joint supervision of dissertation 10 (usually the second year of the doctoral program)
  • For candidates in law, the grant is spread over a maximum of 3 academic years. The 10 months of the grant may be divided into 2 or 3 periods in France, each lasting 3–4 months.

Benefits of the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

Masters

  • Monthly stipend of € 1,181
  • Payment’s on grantee’s behalf:

– international round-trip
– medical insurance
– housing subsidy

PhD

  • Monthly stipend of €1,400
  • Payment’s on grantee’s behalf:

– international round-trip airfare and shipping of personal effects
– medical insurance
– housing subsidy


SEE ALSO:

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University, Canada (Fully-Funded)


Application Requirements

Nationality

The program is designed for foreign nationals. Candidates who hold French citizenship, even if they are also a citizen of another country, are not eligible.

Age limit

Master: No more than 30 years of age on the date the selection committee meets.

Doctorate: No more than 35 years of age on the date the selection committee meets.



For more information on the Eiffel Scholarship Program, visit the official website here.

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