Education Desk
11 Jan 2019 (annual)
Brief Description
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enrol in their masters and PhD programs. It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants from developing countries at master’s level, and from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.
Host Institution
French Universities and Academic Institutions
Level of Study
Master’s degree programme, in an Engineering programme, or in a PhD programme (in a cotutelle or joint doctoral thesis supervision, in partnership with a foreign higher education institution) in four major fields:
• law;
• economics and management;
• engineering sciences at Masters’ level, sciences in the broad sense for the Doctorate/PhD level (engineering science; exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano and biotechnologies, Earth, space and environmental sciences, information sciences and technologies and communication);
• political sciences
Target Group
International students
Nationality: This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
Age: For master’s level, candidates must be not older than 30 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1988. At PhD level, candidates must be not older than 35 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1983. Applications are not accepted from students directly.
Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. The deadline for applications to Campus France is 11 January 2019. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2018.
Official Scholarship Website