Scholarship Overview

  • Country: France
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: French universities
  • Funded by: French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Tuition Type: Monthly Allowance
  • Degree Program: Masters and PhD
  • Scholarship Amount: Fee Offset+€1,181 monthly for 12 – 36 months
  • Separate Application Required?: Not needed
  • Deadline: January 10, 2024
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Scholarship Benefits

Stipend Amount: €1,181 monthly for Masters up to 12 – 36 months and €1,700 for PhD for 12 months

Living Stipend: Monthly Stipends

Fee Offset: Tuition fees offset for some selected programs

Payment Frequency: Monthly

Tuition Fee Waiver Duration: 

                     PhD: 12 months

                     Master’s: 12 to 36 months

Review the Offer Closely: Ensure all details like amount, duration and conditions meet your needs.

Duration: Scholarship benefits are provided for a limited period of the degree program

Initiated by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Scheme aims to assist French academic institutions in drawing elite students from abroad to join their Master’s and Doctorate courses.

This initiative offers prospects to prospective international leaders in both the corporate and governmental spheres, particularly in fields deemed crucial for study. The program is open to candidates up to the age of 25 from developing nations who are pursuing a Master’s degree, and to those up to the age of 30 from both developing and advanced countries for PhD studies.


Outstanding international students undertaking Masters and Doctorate degrees in France.

How to apply

You should seek information regarding the eligibility requirements from the French Higher Education Institution to which you are submitting your application.

Steps to apply

Step 1

Reach out to the relevant French academic institution or research body by browsing their website, or through email or a phone call to their international relations department to understand the application process, including the deadline for submission.

Step 2

Make sure to communicate your intention to apply for an Eiffel scholarship.

Additional Information

Before Accepting an Offer:

  • Applicants must carefully review the Scholarship Benefits and Conditions document.
  • This outlines all terms, requirements, and policies scholars must agree to.

The submission period for French Institutions participating in the program typically ends between November and December 2023. For submissions directly to Campus France, the final date is January 10, 2024.

Applicants must thoroughly review the 2024 Eiffel Scholarships Guidelines and browse the official website (see the provided link below) for the digital application form and comprehensive details on the scholarship application procedure.

The Eiffel Programme does not include payment of tuition fees. Nonetheless, awardees of scholarships from the French government are granted a waiver from paying tuition for courses culminating in a national degree (such as a master’s or doctoral degree) or a recognized engineering qualification at public establishments with a focus on science, culture, or professional development, which fall under the governance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. This exemption aligns with the stipulations of article R719-49 in the code of national education.

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