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Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme 2019 For Study At Masters Level in France


| Deadline: January 11th 2019 |

 

 

 

About The Scholarship Programme

  • 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.

 

  • Eiffel scholarships are available in four main fields:
    – Law studies;
    – Economics and management;
    – Engineering sciences at master’s level, Science in a broad sense at PhD level (engineering sciences; exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life
    sciences, nano and biotechnology, earth sciences, sciences of the universe, environmental sciences, information and communication science and technology);
    – Political sciences.

 

  • French higher education institutions nominating candidates for the Eiffel Program commit to
    enrol them:
    – in a master’s degree program;
    – in an engineering program;
    – or in a PhD program in a cotutelle or joint doctoral thesis supervision, in partnership with a foreign higher education institution.

 

 

Scholarship Duration

  • Master’s level

    The scholarship is awarded for:
    – a maximum of 12 months for entry at Master 2 level,
    – a maximum of 24 months for entry at Master 1 level,
    – a maximum of 36 months for an engineering degree.
    It is awarded on the condition that the student complies with the academic requirements of each academic year.

 

  • PhD level

    The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.
    With the approval of the Selection Commission, the scholarship can be divided into 2 or 3 periods in France of 3 or 4 months each. The scholarship can be divided over a
    maximum of 3 calendar years.
    Only law students can take French language courses alongside their studies. This must be clearly requested in the application.

 

 

Scholarship Value

  • Master’s level

The Eiffel scholarship consist of a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance
allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150). In addition, the following benefits
are covered:
– International transport2
: a round-trip international ticket Country of origin – France;
– National transport: a train ticket to the first study location; a train ticket from the last
study location to the airport for the return to the country of origin;
– Local transport: reimbursement of up to a maximum of €50 of the trip between the
airport or train station and the first study location (taxi or public transport);
– Health insurance by Campus France, for the time needed to register to French
Social Security, for students from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA);
– Mutual health insurance (mutuelle);
– Cultural activities.
Subject to certain conditions, students may also benefit from a housing allowance,
within the 3 months following signature of the housing contract.

 

  •  PhD level

The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400. In addition, the following
benefits are covered:

– International transport: a round-trip international ticket Country of origin – France;
– National transport: a train ticket to the first study location; a train ticket from the last study location to the airport for the return to the country of origin;
– Local transport: reimbursement of up to a maximum of €50 of the trip between the airport or train station and the first study location (taxi or public transport);
– Health insurance by Campus France, for the time needed to register to French Social Security, for students from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA);
– Mutual health insurance (mutuelle);
– Cultural activities.
Subject to certain conditions, students may also benefit from a housing allowance, within the 3 months following signature of the housing contract.

  • Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Program.

 

 

Qualifying Criteria

  • Nationality: this program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.

 

  •  Age: for master’s level, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1988. At PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1983.

 

  • Origin of applications: only applications submitted by French educational institutions are accepted. These institutions commit to enrolling scholarship holders on the
    academic program for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more
    than one institution shall be disqualified.
  • Levels of study: scholarships are granted to candidates wishing to enrol on a master’s program, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Program
    does not apply to French-run master’s programs abroad.

 

  • The Eiffel scholarship does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract.
    – Scholarship incompatibilities: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship from another Program, are not eligible, even if the scholarship only covers health insurance.
    – Eiffel master’s scholarship: no application will be accepted for any student already rejected at an earlier application campaign, even if the application is submitted by a
    different institution 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.

 

Key Dates

  • Application forms online submission: week of October 15th 2018.
  • Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France: January 11th 2019.
  • The student must contact the institution that will submit his application in order to know the deadline for submission of his candidacy to this institution;
  • Publication of results: week of March 25th 2019.

 

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