Deadline: before 6 Jan 2017
Institution: French Universities and Academic Institutions
Course: Masters/PhD Degree
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development is offering international master’s courses scholarships between 12 and 36 months and PhD students to spend ten months in France through joint supervision or dual enrolment.
The programs aim to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in their master’s and PhD courses.
Fields of Study
- Engineering science at master’s level (science in the broadest sense at PhD level)
- Economics and management
- Law & political sciences
Scholarship value and duration
For Master’s level studies, the 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, it includes a monthly allowance of €1,400 and is awarded for a maximum of ten months.
In addition, the program meets various expenses including international return trip, social security cover, and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.
Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Program.
Nationality: This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
Age: For master’s courses, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6 March 2017; at PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting, 6 March 2017
Origin of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enroll scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.
Courses of study: Scholarships are for students wishing to enroll on a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Program does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad, as non-PhD scholarship holders must complete at least 75% of their course in France. It does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract either.
Combination with other scholarships: Foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another program are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover.
For Eiffel PhD Scholarship: Establishments may nominate a candidate who was previously awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level for a scholarship at PhD level. Candidates who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship once during their PhD cannot be awarded it for a second time. No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.
For Eiffel Master Scholarship: No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level.
Language skills: When pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.
Students undertaking a course of study abroad take priority over those already living in France.
The deadline for applications to Campus France is 6 January 2017. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier and falls around November-December 2016.
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