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- BY Nicole Pelette
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(s): French Universities and Academic Institutions
Level/Field(s) 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:
Target group: International students
For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150) and can be awarded for 12-36 months. For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 and is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.
In addition, the programme meets various expenses including international return trip, national and local transport, health insurance, and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.
Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme. The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs expects the educational institutions, whose international influence is enhanced by this program, make sure students receive the best financial support. Students admitted to public educational institutions are, as French government scholarship holders, exempted from enrolment fees.
Students undertaking a course of study abroad take priority over those already living in France.
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.
It is important to read the Eiffel Programme Guide and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel