The Eiffel scholarship programme

Eiffel Scholarship 2021

The Eiffel programme is a scholarship programme run by the French Foreign Ministry in order to help French HEI to attract the top international students to Master's degrees and PhD programmes.

Paris-Saclay University accepts, supports and submits applications to Campus France.

Selection procedure

PhD scholarships : international PhD student under 30 years old, under a co-supervised or co-directed PhD programme in any field of study. You must be applying for the first time (combining the Eiffel scholarship with another financial aid from the French government is not possible).

At Master's : international student under 25 years old, in the field of engineering sciences, political science, law, economics, management. You must be applying for the first time (combining the Eiffel scholarship with another financial aid from the French government is not possible).

Before applying, check your eligibility by reading the Campus France Vademecum.

 

Duration of the scholarship

PhD programme: the Eiffel scholarship is allocated for a maximum of 12 months (a break-down can be operated).

Master's programme: the Eiffel scholarship is allocated for :

  •     a maximum of 12 months, for a Master 2 enrollment (Year 2 of the Master's degree)
  •     a maximum of 24 months, for a Master 1 enrollment (Year 1 of the Master's degree)
  •     a maximum of 36 months for enrolling in a Master of Engineering degree


Amount of the scholarship

  •     PhD level: €1,400 per month (€1,700 from the 1st of january 2021)
  •     Master's level: €1,181 per month


Step by step procedure

Step 1:

Check your eligibility by reading the Campus France Vademecum.

Step 2 :

Select your curriculum:

  • For the Master's programme, choose a course of study at the Paris-Saclay University: List of Master's programmes
  • For the PhD programme, you must be under a co-supervised or co-directed PhD programme and provide the co-supervision agreement or the co-direction certificate signed by the French and foreign parties.

 

Step 3:

Prepare your application file (documents must be translated into French or English).

For the Master's programme, the application file must contain the following documents:

  1. Cover/Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Copy of transcripts of records since entering Higher Education
  4. Academic ranking from the previous year (compulsory). This is a compulsory document when applying for the Eiffel scholarship. As this scholarship is a scholarship for excellence, the selection committee needs to know the student's ranking within his or her class/group. If your university does not systematically issue this document, you must ask the person in charge of your course to provide a letter signed by him/her stating your ranking.
  5. Letter of recommendation

For the Doctorate programme, the application file must contain the following documents:

  1. A presentation of the thesis project and the progress of the research, written in French or English (1 to 5 pages)
  2. Attestation of co-direction / co-supervision of thesis
  3. Cover/Motivation letter
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Copy of transcripts of records since entering Higher Education
  6. Academic ranking from the previous year (compulsory). This is a compulsory document when applying for the Eiffel scholarship. As this scholarship is a scholarship for excellence, the jury needs to know the student's ranking within his or her class. If your university does not systematically issue this document, you must ask the person in charge of your course to provide a letter signed by him/her stating your ranking.
  7. Letter of recommendation

 

Step 4 :

Complete the online application form, before Monday the 7th of December 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Applications that are incomplete, sent after the deadline or do not comply with the procedure will not be considered and candidates will not receive any reply.

 

Application calendar

  • Deadline for applications: Monday the 7th of December 2020, 11:59 pm. This date is different from the one indicated on the Campus France website (the 8th of January 2021) in order to allow the examination/preparation of the selected applications.
  • Publication of results: in the week of the 23rd of March 2021 on the Campus France website.

 

Application form

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme is managed by the Campus France agency