The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs launched the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program to help French universities recruit exceptional international candidates for their master’s and doctoral programs.
In this scholarship program, future foreign decision-makers in the public and private sectors are given opportunities in priority areas of study, and master’s level applicants up to the age of 25 from developing countries and Ph.D. applicants up to the age of 30 from industrialized and developing countries are encouraged.
Areas of study for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship
The following areas of study for the Master’s and Doctorate components are covered by two primary academic fields that are covered by the Eiffel scholarships:
- In terms of science and technology, biological systems and health; ecological transitions; digital and mathematics; and the Science of Engineering.
- French language, civilization, and history for the humanities and social sciences; Political science and law, as well as economics and management.
Duration and Benefits of the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship
The Eiffel scholarship can be granted for 12-36 months and comes with a monthly payment of €1,181 for Master’s level study. The maximum duration of the Eiffel fellowship is 12 months, and it comprises a monthly stipend of €1,700 for PhD study.
Furthermore, the program covers a range of costs, such as domestic and international travel, health insurance, house searches, and cultural events. The Eiffel Program does not pay for tuition. Article R719-49 of the national education code, however, states that recipients of French government scholarships are exempt from paying tuition for programs leading to a national diploma (master’s, doctorate) or accredited engineering degree in public institutions of a scientific, cultural, or professional nature overseen by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
Eligibility Criteria for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship
Direct applications from students are not allowed. French Higher Education Institutions are the ones that submit applications for EIFFEL scholarships. Direct submissions from students or from overseas educational institutions would be deemed inadmissible. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must apply and fulfill the conditions of the French Higher Education Institution.
To find out how to apply for admission (including the deadline for receiving your application), get in touch with the French research organization or educational institution by phone, email, or the institution’s website. Also, include that you would want to have an Eiffel scholarship awarded to you. The participating French institutions will accept applications until November or December of 2023. Applications to Campus France must be submitted by January 10th, 2024.
It’s important to read the Eiffel Scholarships 2024 Regulations and go to the official website for comprehensive instructions on how to apply for this scholarship as well as to access the online application form.
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The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship has a lot of benefits for postgraduate students. These benefits, requirements, and how to apply have been well explained in this article. Do you have any questions in regards to this? We would love to know in the comment section below! We wish you success in your endeavors.