Eiffel Scholarships for Graduate Studies in France

Type: Master’s Degree, Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees

Who: Students interested in studying their master’s or PhD in France

What: Full scholarship + Living expenses + insurance

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: Partner Universities in France

Program Length: One to three years

Deadline to Apply: 09 January 2020

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: France

Academic Subject(s): Economics, Engineering, Law and Government, Political Science


The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program (Eiffel Program) was established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to help French institutions of higher education in their efforts to attract top foreign students to their master’s and doctoral programs.

The Eiffel Program has two components:  

– The master’s component offers 12 to 36 months of funding to enable scholarship holders to earn a master’s-level degree.  

– The doctoral component supports up to 12 months of doctoral research in France as part of a joint doctoral program. The 12 months may be divided into 2 or 3 separate periods.

Fields of study:

– Law

– Economics and management  

– Engineering at the master’s level and the sciences more broadly at the doctoral level (engineering as well as mathematics, physics, chemistry, the life sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology, earth sciences, space sciences, environmental sciences, and information and communication sciences and technologies)  

–  Political science

Deadline: January 9, 2020


Nationality: The Eiffel Program is reserved for non-French nationals. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible. 

Age: Candidates for the master’s component must be 30 or under at the time of the 2020 competition. Candidates for the doctoral component must be 35 or under at the time of the 2020 competition. 

Language proficiency: When preselecting non-French-speaking candidates, institutions shall ensure that the candidates’ language skills meet the requirements of the academic program. 

For more information about eligibility, please visit this webpage.

How to apply

If you are an institution participating for the first time in the Eiffel Program, please contact us in order to  download the application files.

If you are a student interested in participating in the Eiffel Program, click here.

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