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The Eiffel scholarship programme

Eiffel Scholarship

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.

The call for Eiffel applications 2022 is closed.

The call for Eiffel applications 2023 (academic year 2023/24) will open in September 2022.

Selection procedure

At Master's : international student under 25 years old (born after march 1996), in the following fields :
- Science and techniques : Biology and health, Ecological transition, Mathematics and digital, Science and engineering
- Human and social sciences : History, French language and civilization, Law and political sciences, Economics and management
You must be applying for the first time (combining the Eiffel scholarship with another financial aid from the French government is not possible). Candidates already studying in France are ineligible.

PhD scholarships : international PhD student under 30 years old (born after march 1991), under a co-supervised or co-directed PhD programme in the following fields :
- Science and techniques : Biology and health, Ecological transition, Mathematics and digital, Science and engineering
- Human and social sciences : History, French language and civilization, Law and political sciences, Economics and management
You must already be enrolled in a PhD programme to apply to this scholarship.
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 Eiffel programme guide.

 

Duration of the scholarship

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

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


Amount of the scholarship

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

 

Step by step procedure

Step 1:

Check your eligibility by reading the Eiffel programme guide.

Step 2 :

Select your curriculum:

 

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 Tuesday the 30th of November 2021 (11:59 pm). The online form is closed.

If you have not been contacted by Université Paris-Saclay before the 17th of december 2021, unfortunately it means that your application has not been accepted.

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: Tuesday the 30th of November 2021, 11:59 pm. This date is different from the one indicated on the Campus France website (the 7th of January 2022) in order to allow the examination/preparation of the selected applications.
  • If you have not been contacted by Université Paris-Saclay before the 17th of december 2021, unfortunately it means that your application has not been accepted.
  • Publication of results (only for students pre-selected by Université Paris-Saclay): in the week of the 4th of April 2022 on the Campus France website.

 

Application form

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