Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Deadline: January 6th, 2017
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.
It helps to shape the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applications from emerging countries at master’s level, and from
emerging and industrialized countries at PhD level.
Areas of study:
Eiffel scholarships are available in three main fields:
Levels of study:
French higher education establishments nominating candidates for the Eiffel Programme undertake to enrol them:
Duration of the scholarship:
Master’s level The scholarship is awarded for:
– a maximum of 12 months for entry at M2 level,
– a maximum of 24 months for entry at M1 level,
– a maximum of 36 months for an engineering degree.
The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150). In addition, the following expenses are directly covered:
– one international return journey; Page 3 of 6
– social security cover;
– cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.
The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400. In addition, the following expenses are directly covered:
– one international return journey (for students in law or political
sciences who may make several trips, only one return journey shall be
– social security cover;
– cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions
***In order to receive the first instalment of the
monthly allowance, scholarship holders must have started their course of
studies at the host establishment in France. Tuition fees are not
covered by the Eiffel Programme.
Combination with other scholarships: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another programme are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover. –
Eiffel PhD scholarships: Establishments may nominate a candidate who was previously awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level for a scholarship at PhD level. Candidates who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship once during their PhD cannot be awarded it for a second time. No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.
Eiffel master’s scholarships: no application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in
another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level. –
Language skills: when pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.
***Students undertaking a course of study abroad take priority over those already living in France.