Effiel Master’s and Doctoral Programs for non-French Nationals 2020

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs have initiated the Effiel Undergraduate and Scholarship programs for the 2020 academic year. The program was established to help French institutions of higher education in their efforts to attract top foreign students to their master’s and doctoral programs.


Application Deadline: January 9, 2020

Level of Study: French institutions nominating candidates for the Eiffel Program commit to admit them to:

  • a master’s degree program
  • an engineering program,
  • a joint doctoral program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree), in partnership with a partner institution abroad.

Field: Eiffel scholarships are available in four broad fields:

  • 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, nano- and biotechnology, earth sciences, space sciences, environmental sciences, and information and communication sciences and technologies) 
  • Political science

Value: The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of :

  • €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 plus a stipend of €150) : For master’s component
  • €1,400: for doctoral components

In addition, the following benefits are provided:

  •  International air travel. Round-trip international air travel between the awardee’s home country and France. The awardee has one year from the end of the scholarship to take advantage of the return trip benefit. Campus France will purchase the return ticket or reimburse the awardee for the purchase, provided the price of the ticket purchased by the awardee falls with the average range, which varies by region. 
  • Train travel within France. Campus France will provide a train ticket to the awardee’s first study location and a second ticket from the last study location to the airport from which the awardee will return to his or her home country
  • Local transportation. Reimbursement of up to €50 of the cost of travel via taxi or public transportation from the airport or train station to the first study location
  • Health insurance. For awardees from outside of the European Economic Area,  Campus France will provide health insurance coverage until the effective date of the awardee’s enrollment in the French Social Security system. Awardees are expected to register promptly with the Social Security system.
  • Supplemental health insurance (“mutuelle”).
  • Cultural activities.
  • Housing assistance. Under certain conditions, awardees may also benefit from public housing assistance within the three months following signature of their lease

Place of Study: France

Nationality: International students

Number of Scholarships: Not Known


Eligible Countries: Non-French Nationals

Age: Candidates must be up to 30 years from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants up to 35 years old from developing and industrialized countries at PhD level.


Only applications submitted by French educational institutions will be accepted.


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