The Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help French institutions of higher education in their efforts to attract top foreign students
to their master’s and doctoral programs. Its purposes are
(i) To train future foreign decision-makers in the private and public spheres in priority areas of study and
(ii) To attract applicants from developing countries to French master’s programs level and applicants from developing and industrialized countries to French doctoral programs.
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program (Eiffel Program) has two components
- The master’s component offers 12 to 36 months of funding to enable scholarship holders to earn a master’s-level degree.
- The doctoral component supports up to 12 months of doctoral research in France as part of a joint doctoral program.
Benefits of the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program
Master’s degree: The Eiffel scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance
allowance of €1,031 plus a stipend of €150) For master’s Degree candidate.
Doctoral Degree: The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 until 31 December
2020 and €1,700 as of 1 January 2021.
In addition, it provides the following direct benefits
- International air travel. Round-trip international air travel between the awardee’s home country and France. The student awardee has one year from the end of the scholarship to take advantage of the return trip benefit.
- Train travel within France. Campus France will provide a train ticket to the awardee’s first study location and a second ticket from the last study location to the airport from which the awardee will return to his or her home country.
- Local transportation. Reimbursement of up to €50 of the cost of travel via taxi or public transportation from the airport or train station to the first study location.
- Health insurance. For awardees from outside the European Economic Area, Campus France will provide health insurance coverage until the effective date of the awardee’s enrollment in the French Social Security system.
- Supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”). Within 2 months of arriving in France, student awardees are required to subscribe to a supplemental health insurance plan, the cost of which is reimbursed upon presentation of proof of enrollment up to a maximum amount set each year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The maximum is unrelated to the length of enrollment. Campus France may suspend payment of living expenses and related services if the student awardee does not provide proof of enrollment in a supplemental insurance plan within 2 months of his or her
arrival in France.
- Cultural activities. Under certain conditions, student awardees may also be entitled to receive
assistance to meet the costs of housing outside student residences, upon presentation of proof of payment of the first month’s rent, as well as a copy of the rental contract. Said proof must be presented no later than 3 months following signature of the lease.
Eligibility Criteria for Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme
- The Eiffel Program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities of which one is French are not eligible.
- Candidates for the master’s component must be 25 or under at the time of the 2020 competition—that is, they must have been born after March 1995. Candidates for the doctoral component must be 30 or under at the time of the 2020 competition; they must have been born after March 1990.
- Only applications submitted by French educational institutions will be accepted. These institutions commit to admitting awardees to the academic program specified in the application. Applications from any other source shall not be considered. Any candidate nominated by more than one institution shall be disqualified.
- Eiffel Program scholarships are intended for students seeking to enroll in a master’s-level program in France (including at a school of engineering) and for doctoral candidates. Only programs recognized by the French government are eligible. The Eiffel Program cannot be used at French-run programs abroad or in connection with apprenticeship contracts or professional training
- Applications nominating students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded another French government scholarship will not be accepted, even if the other scholarship covered only health insurance.
- An application nominating a student rejected in a previous competition will not be accepted, even if the application was submitted by a different institution or in another field of study. Students who have previously received an Eiffel master’s scholarship are not eligible to receive another at the master’s level.
- Institutions may nominate for a doctoral scholarship a candidate previously awarded a scholarship at the master’s level. Candidates previously awarded a doctoral scholarship are not eligible to receive another. An applications nominating a candidate rejected in a previous competition will not be accepted, even if the application was submitted by a different institution or in another
field of study.
- When preselecting non-French-speaking candidates, institutions shall ensure that the candidates’ language skills meet the requirements of the academic program
January 8th 2021
please visit the Official Website for more details and application process.
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