Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program 2019 for Masters and PhD Study in France



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 enroll in their masters and PhD programs.


The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is awarded to two types of studies:


  • Masters level, for a duration between 12 and 36 months;

  • Doctorate or PhD level, for research periods in France of up to 12 months, as part of a cotutelle or joint doctoral thesis supervision (preferably in 2nd year of PhD).


Fields of study

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.


Levels of study

French higher education institutions nominating candidates for the Eiffel Program commit to

enroll 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.


Benefits of the scholarship

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 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.


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.


For both master’s and PhD levels

  • In order to receive the first installment of the monthly allowance, students must have started their academic program at the host institution in France. An interruption of the scholarship implies an interruption of all benefits. Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Program.

  • 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 enrollment fees.

The Eiffel scholarship holders will be affiliated to the Campus France health insurance,

pending their affiliation to the French Social Security, which must be done as soon as

possible.

Students must register here in order to benefit from the French Social Security. The website is available in French and English.



Eligibility

  • 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.


Deadline:

Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France: January11th 2019.

Publication of results: week of March 25th 2019.


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