Developed by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the “France Excellence Europa” scholarship program allows students from 26 European Union countries to obtain scholarships to study at the Master’s level in a French institution of higher education.


  • Payment of a half-yearly allowance of €6,850
  • Payment of an installation allowance of €1,700
  • Exemption from registration fees for national diplomas in universities and public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education
  • Priority assistance in finding accommodations in CROUS university residences (rent to be paid by the scholarship holder)
  • Enrollment in an insurance plan during the first three months of your stay in France (pending enrollment in the general social security system) for non-European Health Insurance Card holders
  • Enrollment in supplemental health insurance
  • Exemption from the CVEC – Contribution de Vie Etudiante et de Campus [1]
  • Special discounts on cultural activities organized by Campus France.

The “France Excellence Europa” scholarship does not cover course fees, nor the cost of international or national transportation.

The scholarship is awarded for a period of:

  • A maximum of 12 months when enrolling in M2
  • A maximum of 24 months when enrolling in M1


Conditions of eligibility

  • Being a national of one of the following 26 European Union member states: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

Students of French nationality, including bi-nationals, are not eligible for the program.

  • Being between 18 and 26 years old at the time of the beginning of your stay in France ;
  • Being admitted to a French higher education institution in Master’s 1 or Master’s 2 for the 2024-25 academic year ;
  • Not being the holder of a French Higher education degree or not being currently registered in France for a Higher education degree ;  
  • Not be the recipient of an Erasmus +, AUF or other French ministry scholarship.

Selection Process

The “France Excellence Europa” scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and is in line with the strategic priorities of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Applications are pre-selected by the college relations teams at the French embassies. The applications are then evaluated within the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs by collaboration specialists from the eligible fields.


  • Pre-selection of candidates by French embassies: March 30 – April 12, 2024
  • Candidate selection committees: April 15 – April 26, 2024
  • Notification of results (subject to admission) to the main list and to the complementary list : starting from April 29, 2024
  • Completion of the final list : July 2024

Application Documents

  • “France Excellence Europa Scholarship” application form, duly completed and signed
  • CV (in French or English)
  • Cover letter (in French or English)
  • Copy of the most recent higher education diploma obtained or copy of the secondary school diploma if the applicant is in the process of higher education. The higher education diploma must be sent as soon as it is obtained. (translated in French or in English)
  • Copies of transcripts from the last two years of higher education (translated in French or in English)
  • Copy of an identity document (passport, ID card)
  • Letter of admission to a Master’s 1 or Master’s 2 program at a French institute of higher education for the year 2024-25

The letter of admission must be sent as soon as possible, as soon as it is received by the candidate.


  • Copies of diplomas or certifications of level of French (DELF, DALF, TCF, TEF)
  • Copies of diplomas or certifications of level of English (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)
  • Letters of recommendation (in French or English)

If the applicant is not yet in possession of a letter of admission for the 2024-25 academic year at the time of application, he/she is invited to attach a sworn statement, mentioning  the name of the institution and the title of the anticipated program for 2024-25, and a copy of the communications with the institution attesting to the fact that the application for admission is being processed. A sworn statement for each choice of course must be attached to the application file.

Method of Application

 Create an account on and to log into to obtain the exemption certificate.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024.