Eiffel French Government Scholarships

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs offer the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program to international students. The scholarships is to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll for Masters and PhD programs.

The scholarships targets international students of up to 30 years old from all developing countries for Master degree and up to 35 years for PhD degree. It aims to create future leaders and foreign decision-makers who will be able to make great impact in the private and public sector of their area of study.


Sponsoring Institutions: French Universities and Academic Institutions.

Level/Field of Study: Master’s degree program in an Engineering, and PhD program in four major fields:

  • law;
  • economics and management;
  • engineering sciences at Masters’ level, sciences in the broad sense for the Doctorate/PhD level (engineering science; exact sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, nano and biotechnologies, Earth, space and environmental sciences, information sciences and technologies and communication);
  • political sciences

Eligible Countries: International Students.


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Scholarship Value

For Master’s level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150) and can be awarded for 12-36 months.  For PhD level studies, the Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 and is awarded for a maximum of 12 months.

Also, the program meets various expenses including international return trip, national and local transport, health insurance, and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  • For master’s level, candidates must be not older than 30 and at PhD level, candidates must be  not older than 35.
  • Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted.
  • Scholarships are for students wishing to apply for a master’s course. The Eiffel Program does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad.
  • When pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, applicant must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.

How to Apply

Applications are NOT accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: Closed.

Visit official website >>> Eiffel French Government Scholarships.

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