France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program

France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program

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The French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs provides opportunities for future foreign decision-makers in the private and public sectors, as well as encourages applicants from foreign countries up to 25 years old at the master's level and up to 30 years old at the PhD level.

Offered by  Government Bodies 
Amount granted  Variable 
Type of scholarship  Merit-based 
Level of program Graduate and doctorate 
Application deadline 15 January 2025 (tentative)
International students  Yes 
Official url  https://www.campusfrance.org/en/france-excellence-eiffel-scholarship-program

 

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What are the benefits of the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program rewards its scholarship holders on the basis of course level. 

Master level

Eiffel scholarship recipients receive a monthly allowance of INR 1,06,140 in addition to certain direct services, such as international airfare, domestic travel support, insurance, housing assistance, and cultural activities.

Doctoral level 

Eiffel scholarship recipients receive a monthly allowance of INR 1,52,784 in addition to certain direct services, such as international airfare, domestic travel support, insurance, housing assistance, and cultural activities.

Tuition and fees are not covered by the Eiffel programme at the master's or doctoral levels.

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What is the eligibility criteria for the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

Applicants for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship are not required to meet any special requirements, according to the eligibility criteria. You must, however, meet the following basic eligibility criteria as defined by the scholarship awarding body:

  • list items You must be an international student, and a copy of their passport must be submitted for verification.
  • list items Applications must be made through French educational institutions. Any applications received from other sources will be rejected.
  • list items You must be pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. programme. Scholarships are available for the following programmes:
  • list items Politics
  • list items Law
  • list items Economics
  • list items Management
  • Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme Terms and Conditions

  • list items Applicants must not have previously applied for any French government scholarship.
  • list items Students who apply a second time will not be considered, even if the institution and course are different.
  • list items Students should also have a basic understanding of French.
  • list items Students who received the scholarship at the Masters level may reapply for the scholarship at the Ph.D. level.
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    What is the application process for the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

    Before applying for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship, you should consider the following points:

  • list items To learn about the deadlines, you should contact the university's International Relations department via email, phone, or website.
  • list items You should contact the French Embassy or Campus France office in your home country.
  • list items The respective French university backs the application form and assists the student in filling it out.
  • list items Finally, the university sends the application on your behalf.
  • Students do not directly submit applications for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship programme. All scholarship applications from students must be submitted by French Higher Education Institutions.

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    What are the documents required for the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

    You need to submit the following documents while applying for the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program:

  • list items Your home address 
  • list items Your email address and phone number 
  • list items Academic enrollment certification 
  • list items Enrollment in the national health insurance scheme (Sécurité Sociale) certification Campus France will send you two documents each year to track your academic progress. These documents must be filled out and signed by your institution before being returned to Campus France. An evaluation form at the end of your first semester and a form reporting your performance at the end of the academic year are the documents. 
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    What is the selection process for the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

    The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship is chosen by a committee of four panels of experts from the departments of political science, law, engineering sciences, and management.

  • list items Members of the panels are not permitted to evaluate applications from institutions with which they are affiliated or associated.
  • list items Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance as stated on their application forms.
  • list items The candidates' institution and department are also taken into account in terms of their contribution to the promotion of the Eiffel Excellence programme.
  • Around 70% of the scholarships are awarded to candidates with outstanding academic performance, with the remaining 30% going to candidates who have never received a scholarship.

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    How can you contact the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program?

    You can contact the France Excellence Eiffel Scholarship Program by clicking on the below mentioned link.

    https://www.campusfrance.org/en/contact-i-live-outside-of-France 

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    Frequently asked questions

    Where can I find out more about the Eiffel Scholarship Programme of Excellence?

    The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs launched the Eiffel scholarship programme of excellence in January 1999. Its goal is to support French higher education institutions' international recruitment efforts in the face of increased competition among developed countries to attract the top international students for Master's, Engineering, and PhD programmes.

    How much does studying in France cost?

    The cost of studying in France is not very high because the government pays a significant portion of registration fees and the cost of students' university life. For example, depending on the degree pursued, enrollment in a public university costs between 175 and 570 Euros per year. A meal in a university restaurant costs about 3 Euros. International students have the same rights as French students, but meal prices may differ slightly in private institutions.

    How much does it cost to live in France?

    A monthly budget of 600 to 800 Euros is required to cover food, transport and housing expenses in France. Of course, this amount varies depending on the student's location or type of accommodation.