Eiffel scholarship program of excellence 2020-2021 – applications is open
Eiffel scholarship program of excellence 2020-2021 – applications is open.
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract top foreign students to enroll in their masters and PhD programs.
It gives opportunity to the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applicants up to 30 years old from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.
2020 CAMPAIGN TIMELINE
- Opening of the call for applications: week of October 15th 2019.
- Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France: January 11th 2019.
- Publication of results: week of March 25th 2019.
Eiffel Programme guide – 2020 Session. The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is awarded to two types of studies:
- Masters level, for a duration between 12 and 36 months.
- Doctorate or PhD level, for research periods in France of up to 12 months, as part of a cotutelle or joint doctoral thesis supervision (preferably in 2nd year of PhD).
Nationality: this program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
Age: for master’s level, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1988. At PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the 2019 Campaign, that is, students born after March 1983.
Origin of applications: only applications submitted by French educational institutions are accepted. These institutions commit to enrolling scholarship holders on the academic program for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one institution shall be disqualified.
Levels of study: scholarships are granted to candidates wishing to enrol on a master’s program, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Program does not apply to French-run master’s programs abroad. The Eiffel scholarship does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract.
Scholarship incompatibilities: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship from another Program, are not eligible, even if the scholarship only covers health insurance.