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.
The EIFFEL scholarship offers grants to foreign students.
Only French higher education institutions can preselect candidates and send an online application
on their behalf on the Campus France website.
You may contact the International Relations department of the university/school trough their
website, by email or phone, to know the deadline for the submission of applications.
You may contact the French embassy or Campus France office of your home country.
You have to choose by yourself the French institution according to your project of study.
Any French higher education institution can apply.
2 nd step:
Your French university/school has decided to support your application to the Eiffel scholarship
They will send you the application form and help you fill it out.
Finally, they will send the application on your behalf.
Applications submitted directly by students or by foreign educational institutions will be rejected.
- The international flight ticket to France is covered by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs only for scholarship recipients living out of France at the time of their selection. Campus France is in charge of providing the flight ticket.
- Special case: For PhD students who are allowed to divide their scholarship in several stays or periods, only one round trip will be provided.
The travel benefit is provided as follows:
- 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);
The student has a maximum of one year after the end of the scholarship to assert this right to repatriation.
Purchase of the return ticket by Campus France or reimbursement if the ticket is purchased by the student. The reimbursement must respect an average costs criteria which varies according to the geographical zone
Campus France provides its own Health insurance for the time needed to register to French Social Security.