Eiffel Excellence Scholarships in France for Developing Countries 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: Eiffel Excellence scholarship programme

Brief description: Master and PhD Scholarships in France for Students from Developing Countries in Engineering Sciences, Sciences, Economics and Management, Law and Political Science 2015/2016

Accepted Subject Areas?

Engineering sciences at Master level, sciences in a broader sense for PhD level (engineering sciences, exact sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano- and bio-technology, earth and environmental sciences and information and communication sciences and technology), economics and management, law and political sciences

About Scholarship

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centers of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and  PhD courses.

Only French higher education establishments can submit applications and, if successful, they must enrol the candidates in the requested courses to obtain the Eiffel grant.

Scholarship Offered Since: 1999Eiffel Excellence scholarships

Scholarship Type: Masters and PhD Scholarships

Who is qualified to apply?

Only foreign nationals are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the French Government.

In the case of dual nationality applicants, those with French nationality are ineligible.

Applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France.

Educational establishments that shortlist non-French speaking applicants must ensure that their level of French is sufficient to enable them to integrate satisfactorily into the anticipated course

How Many Funding Positions are available? Not Specified

What are the benefits?

Master course: Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly grant allowance of 1,181 Euros

PhD course: Eiffel PhD scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance of 1,400 Euros

How long will sponsorship last?

Maximum duration of 12 months when registering for M2, a maximum of 24 months when registering for M1 and maximum duration of 36 months when registering for an engineering science diploma.

A 2-month preliminary intensive language training course. The total duration of the course undertaken (including compulsory work experience or internships in France or abroad) must be clearly indicated by the educational establishment in the application form. Optional placements are not covered by the grant.

For PhD: The Eiffel scholarship grant is attributed for a maximum duration of 10 months. No language classes are offered for scientific and economic disciplines.

Eligible Countries

International Students

To be taken at: French Institutions

Application Deadline: application opens on October 21th, 2014 and closes January 9th, 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details to apply

Sponsors: The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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