Kuwait Scholarship for Arab Students at Sciences Po

Type: Master’s Degree

Who: Arab Nationals looking to study their Master’s in Sciences Po

What: Tuition Fees

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: Sciences Po, Paris

Program Length: 2 years

Deadline to Apply: 16 February 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): All Subjects


The Kuwait Excellence Scholarship program supports outstanding students coming from the Arab world and Kuwait to pursue Master’s level graduate studies at Sciences Po, in France. Multiple scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates on a competitive basis.

In principle, the scholarship goes toward covering tuition fees at Sciences Po. Each recipient is awarded up to 10,000 euros per year (i.e., 20,000 euros for two years of study).

The scholarship is offered for the entire length of study at Sciences Po on the condition of sufficient academic performance (top 50% of the class). 

Please note that the scholarship is offered for students beginning their studies in August 2020 and may not be deferred.

Deadline: Apply before Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Paris time, and receive results by May 2020.


Nationals from Arab countries, including the Gulf Region, may apply. Applicants must be first-time degree-seeking students in France.  

Applicants must have: 

–  Submitted a full application to Sciences Po for the 2020 intake (including all supporting documents and references) via the Sciences Po Admissions Portal.

–  Applied to any of the seven graduate schools of Sciences Po, in any of the two-year master’s degree programs. 

Students applying to a dual degree program are not eligible. Students applying to a one-year master’s degree program are not eligible.

How to apply

To apply, please send the following materials by email to [email protected] with “Kuwait Excellence Scholarship Application 2020” in the subject line.  

– A CV in English.

– A cover letter in English of 1000 words addressed to the members of the joint selection committee (indicating which master’s program at Sciences Po you are applying for). This letter must be different from your letter of motivation to Sciences Po, describing your motivations for applying to the Kuwait Excellence Scholarship. 

– A copy of your passport.

– A completed and signed release form.

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