The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives priority to candidates from emerging countries and above all to those who are underrepresented in French universities and higher education institutions: Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and new members of the EU and the Middle East.
To Be Taken At (Country):Â France
Course Level:Â Masters, Undergraduate
Eligibility Criteria:Â Candidates must beÂ under 30 years old.
Sciences Po candidates
- Applicants for our graduate programmes
- Applicants for the dual degree in Journalism / Columbia (BAMA) (who are already first year students at Columbiaâ€™s university School of Journalism)
Sciences Po students
- Third year Sciences Po students
- Second year undergraduate students in one of our partnership programmes at Poitiers campus
- First year graduate student at Science Po
- Students admitted last year in their first year as a graduate student who requested a deferral
- Students admitted last year who have received a conditional offer of admission if they submit an English test before the scholarship application deadline.
- PhD students who are co-supervised or presenting a joint thesis with a partner university
- Students admitted to the following dual degree programme (other Sciences Po dual degree programme are not eligible for this scholarship):
- Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University (candidates for this programme are eligible)
- Sciences et Politiques de lâ€™Environnement Sciences Po/UniversitÃ© Pierre et Marie Curie (only first year students are eligible)
- Quantitative Economics Sciences Po/PanthÃ©on Sorbonne Paris I (only first year students are eligible)
- The Eiffel laureates who graduated in June 2017and wish to submit an Eiffel application for the PhD.
Not eligible to the Eiffel Scholarship
- Students who already received a grant or scholarship from the French government
- Students who have previously applied for an Eiffel scholarship and who have been unsuccessful, even if they change their field of studies.
- Candidates for the 1year Masterâ€™s programmes
- Candidates for the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs (Except candidates in their first year)
- Students admitted to a Sciences Po dual degree programme (except for the 3 dual degrees mentioned above)
Number of Awards:Â Not specified
Value of Award:Â Monthly grant. The Eiffel ScholarshipÂ does not cover tuition fees.Â Students offered a place to study at Sciences Po who receive the scholarship are therefore responsible for paying the annual tuition fees.
Method of Application:Â
- Students cannot apply directly for the Eiffel Scholarship. Applications must be made through a higher education institution.Â If you are studying in two higher education institutions, you can only submit a single application.
- First time applicantsÂ who wish to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship by Sciences PoÂ must indicate so in the â€œFinancial Informationâ€ section of their Sciences Po application form and must provide the required documents. Please note that your scholarship request will be taken into account only in case of admission.
- Students already admitted at Sciences Po,Â students admitted last year who have received a conditional offer of admission or students admitted last year in their first graduate year who requested a deferralÂ have to send their Eiffel Scholarship application by email to the Admissions office by attaching the required documentsÂ :Â Admissions contact formÂ
- Sciences Po will select the applications that it wishes to present to Campus France. Please note that applying for the Eiffel grant does not guarantee the presentation of yourÂ applicationÂ to Campus France.
All candidates must attach the following documents to their scholarship application :
- CV, including information on the applicantâ€™s level (distinction/honours, ranking or position in the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diploma with information on specialisation, date of the diploma, final grades)
- professional project, one or two pages. The applicant must explain the reasons for studying in France as opposed to their home country, their interest for the selected programme and how this will help them achieve their career goals and objectives.
- academic transcripts all of the years of higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programmes)
- Language test certificates (french and/or english) if necessary
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â Submission deadline for a Sciences Po application including the required documentation for the Eiffel Scholarship is 3rd of November 2017 for students already at Sciences PoÂ (including applicants who deferred their arrival or those who received conditional offer last year)Â and 10th November 2017 for new candidates at Sciences Po.
Award Providers:Â Eiffel Scholarship, Sciences Po