The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is offering the Eiffel Scholarship program to individuals who are interested in studying for a degree program in France.

The Eiffel scholarship programme, launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, is aimed at foreign students whose outstanding ability has been recognised by French institutions of higher education who wish to sponsor these students for the rest of their studies.
The programme is primarily designed to provide an education in France to future decision makers in both the private sector and in the national administrations of emerging countries.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be International students
  • have completed their bachelor’s degree program
  • be at least 30 years old on the committee date Selection; that is, born the same day or after March 12, 1988. At the doctoral level, the candidate must be 35 years old or older on the date of the selection; that is, born the same day or after the 12th of March, 1983.
  • have good academic records

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2021

Eligible Countries: International except France

To Be Taken At (Country): France

Type: Masters

Number Of Scholarships: Not specified

Value Of Scholarship: The Eiffel Scholarship does not cover tuition fees.  Students offered a place to study at Sciences Po who receives the scholarship are therefore responsible for paying the annual tuition fees.

The monthly grant amount for Master programmes in 2022 is € 1,181, with additional benefits provided (international transport assistance, national transport assistance, insurance, housing search assistance, cultural activities.

The Eiffel scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 plus a stipend of €150). In addition, the Eiffel scholarship provides other direct benefits. Eiffel Program Guidelines (PDF, 270 Ko).

Method of Application: Students already admitted at Sciences Po, 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 deferral have to send their Eiffel Scholarship application by email in October 31, 2021 at the latest, by attaching the required documents:

After admission, if shortlisted to be presented to the Eiffel committee, you will be asked to provide additional documents. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for this in early December.

  • CV, including information on the applicant’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). If your university does not provide ranking please mention the following information: No rank available.
  • 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)
  • ID/passport.
  • Language test certificates (french and/or english) if necessary

For More Details, Visit The Official Scholarship Website