Eiffel Scholarships

Bourse Eiffel

The Eiffel scholarships are scholarships for excellence at the Master and Doctorate levels.

Eiffel Scholarships: Call for applications 2023/2024

The Eiffel Scholarship Program, launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to support the international recruitment efforts of French higher education institutions, in a context of increased competition among developed countries to attract the elite of foreign students in Master's, Engineering and Doctoral programs.

Eiffel scholarships are grants for excellence at the Master's and Doctorate levels.

The eligible fields are

Science and Technology

Humanities and Social Sciences
Biology and Health French History, Language and Civilization
Ecological transition Law, Political Science
Mathematics and Numeracy Economics and Management
Engineering Sciences

Foreign students who wish to apply for an Eiffel scholarship should not do so directly but through the French university in which they wish to enroll. The file is presented by the Master's program director or the thesis director. Doctoral candidates must be registered as co-directors or co-tutors.

Please note that the candidate must apply for only one university.

Duration of the scholarship

Doctorate component

The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of 18 months (fractionable). It concerns doctoral students in the first year of their thesis in co-direction or co-supervision.
Please note that only candidates in their first year of a co-directed or co-tutored thesis are eligible.

Master's program

The Eiffel scholarship is awarded for a period of :

  • 12 months maximum for a Master 2 registration
  • 24 months maximum for a Master 1 registration
  • 36 months maximum for the preparation of an engineering degree

Please note that candidates who are currently studying in France are ineligible.

Application procedure

Candidates wishing to apply for the Eiffel scholarship must contact the administrative referents below by e-mail:

Deadline for returning applications to the DRI: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Applications sent after this deadline will not be considered.

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