Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students

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Sponsor of the scholarship: French Government
Type: Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 7 Jan 2022 (annual)
Location for Study :  France
Course starts: 2022-2023

A brief background about the scholarship

Host Institution(s):

French Universities and Academic Institutions

Call for applications is open until January 7th 2022

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.

It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 25 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 30 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.

2022 Timeline

  • Opening of the call for applications: week of September 27, 2021
  • Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France:  January 7th 2022.
  • Publication of results: week of 4 April, 2022

Levels of Study

A master’s degree program,an engineering program, a joint doctoral program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree), in partnership with a partner institution abroad.

Fields of study for Master and Doctorial


Science and techniques

Biology and health- Ecological transition- Mathematics and digital

Science and engineering

Human and social sciences- History, French language and civilization- Law and political sciences- Economics and management

Target Group:

International students

Duration of the scholarship

For both components of the program, the scholarship is awarded for the academic year corresponding to the call for applications. The funded study period must begin between September 1 and December 31 of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. The start date cannot be postponed. The scholarship may be used solely for academic work performed in France, except in certain cases involving internships and exchange periods, as detailed further on.

Master’s component

The scholarship is awarded for:•a maximum of 12 months for awardees entering the second year of a master’s program (M2)•a maximum of 24 months for awardees entering the first year of a master’s program (M1) •a maximum of 36 months for awardees entering an engineering program

Doctoral component

The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum of 12 months in France.With the approval of the Eiffel Program’s selection committee, the scholarship may be split into a maximum of three periods in France, none of which may be for less than 4months. In no event may the scholarship period extend beyond 24 months, including time spent outside France


The Eiffel scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 plus a stipend of €150). In addition, the following benefits are provided:International air travel. Train travels within France, Health insurance, Supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”). Local transportation,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 . Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.

Tuition charges are not covered by the Eiffel Program. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects participating educational institutions, whose international visibility is enhanced by the Eiffel program, to provide awardees with the best possible financial support. As recipients of French government scholarships, awardees admitted to French universities and other public institutions are exempt from tuition charge.


Nationality.The Eiffel Program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities of which one is French are not eligible.

Age. Candidates for the master’s component must be 25 or under at the time of the 2022 competition—that is, they must have been born after the 31 of March 1996. Candidates for the doctoral component must be 30 or under at the time of the 2022competition; they must have been born after the 31 of March 1991.

Source of applications. 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.

Academic levels targeted. 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 contracts.

Scholarship conflicts. 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.

Master’s component. 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.

Doctoral component. 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.

Language proficiency. When preselecting non-French-speaking candidates, institutions shall ensure that the candidates’ language skills meet the requirements of the academic program.Geographic location. Master level: Candidates already studying in France are ineligible.

Doctoral level: Students enrolled in academic programs abroad have priorityover students already in France

Application instructions:

Applications are NOT accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions.

Therefore, you must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. Applications sent directly by students or sent by foreign institutions will be declared ineligible.The application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2021. The deadline for applications to Campus France is 7 January 2022.

It is important to read the 2022 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:  https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel-scholarship-program-of-excellence

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