The Eiffel scholarship program was created by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to help French higher education institutions recruit the finest international students to masters and doctorate programs.
It aids in the training of future foreign decision-makers from the commercial and public sectors in priority areas of study, as well as the stimulation of master’s level applications from students from developing nations aged 25 or less, as well as students from emerging and industrialized countries. For PhD level, you need to be at least 30 years old.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs created the Eiffel Program to assist French higher education institutions in their attempts to recruit outstanding international students to their master’s and doctorate programs.
Its goals are to
(I) prepare future foreign decision-makers in the commercial and governmental sectors in key fields of study, and
(II) attract candidates from developing countries to French master’s programs and applicants from both developing and developed nations to French doctorate programs.
There are two parts to the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program (Eiffel Program):
- The master’s component provides money for 12 to 36 months to allow scholarship recipients to complete a master’s degree.
- As part of a combined doctorate program, the doctoral component supports up to 12 months of doctoral study in France.
Subjects that may be studied at the graduate and doctoral levels
There are two types of Eiffel scholarships available, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.
- Technology and science
- The sciences of life and health
- A shift in the climate
- Digital and mathematics
- Engineering and science
- Sciences of the human being and society
- Civilization, history, and the French language
- The study of law and politics
- Management and economics
Various levels of education are available.
Candidates for the Eiffel Program who are nominated by French institutions are obligated to be admitted to the following institutions:
- An advanced degree program in the arts and sciences
- A course in engineering
- A collaborative doctorate program with a foreign partner university (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree)
The scholarship’s duration
Scholarships are granted for the academic year that corresponds to the call for applications for both components of the program.
The study term supported by the scholarship must begin on or before September 1 and end on or before December 31 of the award year. There is no way to delay the commencement date.
Except in certain circumstances including internships and exchange periods, the scholarship may only be utilized for academic work done in France.
Eligibility for French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme
Non-French citizens are not permitted to participate in the Eiffel Program. Non-eligible candidates are those who have dual nationality, with one of their nations being French.
A person must be 25 years old or younger to compete in the master’s component in 2022, which means they were born after March 31, 1996.
Candidates for the doctorate component must be 30 or younger in 2022; they must have been born after March 31, 1991, to be eligible.
The place where the applications come from.
To be considered, all submissions must come from French educational institutions. Institutions that accept these students promise to admit them only to the programs that they specify in their applications. Any other submissions will be discarded out of hand. Candidates who have been nominated by more than one organization will be eliminated from consideration.
The intended audience is at the college and university levels.
A master’s or doctorate program in France (including at an engineering school) or for doctoral candidates is eligible for an Eiffel Program award. Applicants must be French government-approved programs only. Neither can the Eiffel Program be utilized in French-run programs outside of France, nor can it be used in conjunction with apprenticeship or professional training agreements.
Conflicts of interest in academic positions.
If you apply after being granted another French government scholarship, your application will be rejected since the previous scholarship only provided health insurance.
Component of the master.
Even if the application came from a different school or was in a different area of study, a nomination for a student who was unsuccessful in a prior competition would be denied. Prior recipients of an Eiffel master’s scholarship are unable to obtain another one at the master’s level in the future.
The application period will open the week of September 27th, 2021.
Applicants from Campus France have until January 7, 2022, to submit their application files with the institutions.
Results will be announced in the week of April 4th, 2022.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme 2022