Applications for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program are now being accepted from eligible students. All students are eligible for this fully financed award, which is supported by the French government.
About the Scholarship
To assist French higher education institutions in attracting outstanding international students to their master’s and PhD programs, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs established the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program.
Benefits of Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program
- Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Program. The expectation is that educational institutions will provide students with the highest level of financial aid.
Students accepted to public educational institutions are not required to pay tuition because they are recipients of scholarships from the French government.
A monthly payment of €1,181 ($1,031 for maintenance and €150 for stipend) is included with the Eiffel scholarship. A round-trip international ticket, health insurance, and admission to cultural events are also included in the package.
A housing allowance may also be advantageous for students.
Private Housing: If you live in private housing as opposed to a university residence, you can be entitled for an additional housing allowance.
Within three months of signing the housing contract, simply submit your name, address, and contact information together with a copy of the lease and the receipt for your first rent payment.
Housing Allowance Amount: No matter where you live, you will receive a housing allowance of €115 each month.
Special Case of Students in Paris and the Paris Region: As of October 1, 2003, students living in a Campus France-managed dormitory in France are not eligible to receive the housing allowance of €115. The Eiffel program already partially covers the rent.
Requirements for Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program
The French government only accepts applications from people who are not French citizens.
French nationals who apply with dual citizenship are ineligible.
Candidates for master’s programs must not be older than 30 on the date of the meeting of the selection committee, which is March 2020;
Applications only from French educational institutions are accepted. These organizations promise to enroll scholarship recipients in the program for which they were chosen. Applications submitted via any other method won’t be taken into consideration. Any candidate who receives nominations from multiple organizations will be disqualified.
Students who want to enroll in a master’s program, including one at an engineering school, can apply for scholarships. French-led master’s programs offered overseas are not covered by the Eiffel Program. Both apprenticeship contracts and professional training contracts are exempt from it.
When educational institutions select non-French speakers, they must make sure that their level of French is sufficient for them to successfully complete the projected course.
Combination with other scholarships: Even if the scholarship in issue does not involve social security coverage, international students who have already received a French government scholarship under another program at the time of application are ineligible.
Eiffel Master’s Scholarships: No application from a student who previously applied but was turned down will be considered, regardless of the institution or the subject matter of the application. Reapplying for a master’s-level Eiffel scholarship is not permitted for students who have already received one.
Language Proficiency: Institutions pre-selecting non-French speakers must ensure that their language proficiency satisfies the standards of the pertinent course of study.
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The deadline for applications is January 10, 2023.
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