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The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program -2019

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

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 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.

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.

Benefits of the scholarship

5.1. 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

5.2. 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.

Eligibilty

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
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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.

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Zahira Bano

I am a social worker and an entrepreneur. I consider it my duty to write content to motivate youth to apply for different opportunities and to highlight the aspects that may play the key role in their success.

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