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The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program in France 2020 (Fully Funded)

Deadline : January 9, 2020

The Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence 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.

The program gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at Ph.D. level.


Master’s level: The Eiffel scholarship consist of a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150).
PhD level: The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400.
In addition, the following benefits are covered: for Master’s level and PhD.

  • International transport: a round-trip international ticket Country of origin – France;
  • National transport: a train ticket to the first study location; a train ticket from the last study location to the airport for the return to the country of origin;
  • Local transport: reimbursement of up to a maximum of €50 of the trip between the airport or train station and the first study location (taxi or public transport);
  • Health insurance by Campus France, for the time needed to register to French Social Security, for students from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA);
  • Mutual health insurance (mutuelle);
  • Cultural activities.

Subject to certain conditions, students may also benefit from a housing allowance, within the 3 months following signature of the housing contract.


Criteria for applicants

  • Nationality: this program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  • Age: for master’s level, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1988. At PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1983.

Fields of study

  • Eiffel scholarships are available in four main fields:
  • Law studies;
  • Economics and management;
  • Engineering sciences at master’s level, Science in a broad sense at PhD level (engineering sciences; exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano and biotechnology, earth sciences, sciences of the universe, environmental sciences, information and communication science and technology);
  • Political sciences.

Levels of study
French higher education institutions nominating candidates for the Eiffel Program commit to enrol them:

  • in a master’s degree program;
  • in an engineering program;
  • or in a PhD program in a cotutelle or joint doctoral thesis supervision, in partnership with a foreign higher education institution.


The EIFFEL scholarship offers grants to foreign students.

  • You may contact the International Relations department of the university/school trough their website, by email or phone, to know the deadline for the submission of applications.
  • You may contact the French embassy or Campus France office of your home country.

You have to choose by yourself the French institution according to your project of study. Any French higher education institution can apply.

To Apply, Click here

For more information, visit The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

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