Scholarship Name: Eiffel Excellence scholarship programme
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
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: 1999
Scholarship Type: Masters and PhD Scholarships
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
Number of Scholarships: Not Specified
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
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 15, 2015 and closes January 8, 2016
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Visit the Scholarship Webpage for details to apply
Sponsors: The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs