The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of the Eiffel Sciences Po International Masters and Undergraduate Scholarship 2023.
The Eiffel Sciences Po scholarship is one of the many scholarships in France organized by the French government to help international students. International applicants who wish to apply are welcome but must ensure that they have met the eligibility criteria listed.
About Eiffel Scholarships in France
The Eiffel scholarship program, which was launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, is a student sponsorship program aimed at supporting foreign students whose outstanding abilities have been recognized by French higher education institutions and who wish to sponsor these students for the rest of their studies.
Basically, this scholarship program in French is designed to provide an education in France to future decision-makers both in the private sector and in the national administrations of emerging countries.
And interestingly enough, the Eiffel Scholarships are also tied to Columbia Scholarships for Journalism.
Read below to find some of the specific details you would really need to successfully apply for and win the Eiffel Scholarships in France.
Level/Field of Study:
Eiffel Scholarship in French is an included scholarship program for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students who are still at their undergraduate level can apply and master’s and Ph.D. students are also eligible to apply.
But please note that only students who are in the following fields of study would be considered for the application.
The Eiffel French Language Scholarship is a scholarship program for international students, but it is hosted in France by the French government.
This scholarship is made available to all outstanding international students by the French government to help them complete their studies at a French university.
Applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship in French must carefully observe and adhere to the following guidelines to be eligible for the scholarship.
There are different requirements for different categories of students. But first, below are the general requirements:
- Candidates must not be more than 30 years old
- Candidates must match the priorities of the Eiffel scholarship
Eligibility for Graduate Programs :
Candidates who must apply for this scholarship must be:
- Applicants for our graduate programs
- Applicants for the Dual Degree in Journalism/Columbia (BAMA) (who are already freshmen at the Columbia University School of Journalism)
- Doctor. students who are co-supervised or submit a joint thesis with an associate university Ph.D. students who are co-supervised or submit a joint thesis with a partner university.
Eligibility for Undergraduate Programs :
Students who wish to apply for this category must be:
- Third-year Science Po students
- Second-year undergraduate students in one of our collaborative programs on the Poitiers campus
- First-year graduate student at Science Po
- Students admitted last year in their first year as a graduate students who applied for a deferment
- Students admitted last year have received an offer of conditional admission if they submit an English test before the scholarship application deadline.
- Students admitted to the following dual degree program (other Science Po dual degree programs are not eligible for this scholarship):
- Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University (Applicants for this program are eligible)
- Sciences et Politiques de l’Environnement Sciences Po / Université Pierre et Marie Curie (only first-year students are eligible)
- Quantitative Economics Sciences Po/Pantheon Sorbonne Paris I (only first-year students are eligible)
- Eiffel laureates who graduated in June and wish to submit an Eiffel application for the doctorate.
The following categories of people are not eligible to apply for the Eiffel French Language Scholarship :
- Students who have already received a scholarship or fellowship from the French government.
- Students who have previously applied for an Eiffel scholarship and who have been unsuccessful, even if they change their field of study.
- Candidates for the 1year Master’s Programs
- Candidates for the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs (Except candidates in their first year)
- Students admitted to a Sciences Po double degree program (except for the 3 double degrees mentioned above)
Recipients of the Eiffel Scholarship will obtain a monthly subsidy amount for their programs amounting to €1,181 (scholarship €1,031 + 150 additional monthly amount).
Please note that the Eiffel Scholarship does not cover tuition fees. Students who are offered a place to study at Sciences Po and who receive the scholarship are therefore responsible for paying the annual tuition fees.
Eiffel and Columbia School of Journalism Scholarships: How to Apply
- Students cannot apply directly for the Eiffel Scholarship. Applications must be made through an institution of higher education. If you are studying at two higher education institutions, you can only submit one application.
- First-time applicants who wish to be nominated for the Eiffel Scholarship by Sciences Po must indicate this in the “Financial Information” section of their Sciences Po application form and must provide the required documents. Please note that your scholarship application will be considered only in case of admission.
- Students already admitted to Sciences Po, students admitted last year who have received an offer of conditional admission, or students admitted last year in their first postgraduate year who requested a deferral should submit their Eiffel Scholarship application by email to the Admissions office attaching the required documents: Admissions Contact Form
- Sciences Po will select the applications you wish to submit to Campus France. Please note that applying for the Eiffel Scholarship does not guarantee the submission of your application to Campus France.
Important documents :
All candidates must attach the following documents to their scholarship application:
- Curriculum Vitae, including applicant’s level information (distinction/honors, class rank or position, number of students in class, diploma with major information, date of diploma, final grades)
- A professional project, one or two pages. The applicant must explain the reasons for studying in France instead of in their home country, their interest in the selected program, and how this will help them achieve their professional goals and objectives.
- Academic transcripts from all years of higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programs)
- ID / passport.
- Language test certificates (French and/or English) if required.
Deadline for application:
This scholarship is ongoing at the moment. Interested candidates can apply for this scholarship now. Below are the deadlines for various groups of candidates for this scholarship.
- Students already admitted to Sciences Po (including applicants who deferred arrival or those who received a conditional offer last year): October 20th
- First-Time Applicants: November 3
Please note: The application submission deadline set by Sciences Po is not the date by which applications must be received by Campus France. In fact, you need to have been offered a place at Sciences Po in order to be eligible for the Eiffel Scholarship. Applications received after this date will not be processed. These dates are mandatory and cannot be changed.
Interested candidates can apply for this scholarship below through the official scholarship link.
Information about your application selection will be communicated in January. The results of the Eiffel scholarship will be published on the Campus France website (the 2022 calendar will be confirmed soon by Campus France).
Eiffel French Language Scholarship FAQ
How do I register for Sciences Po and what is my deadline?
Students who have already entered Sciences Po (including applicants who deferred their arrival or those who received a conditional offer last year) will have their deadline on October 20th, while
the first-time applicant will have their own deadline on November 3.
I can’t provide all the documents at the moment
Students who wish to apply for the Science PO Scholarship are expected to make all their papers and papers available to enable the scholarship board to confirm their claims. Students whose documents are not complete cannot be considered for the offer.
I have not yet received the degree that gave me the right to apply for admission to Sciences Po
In fact, you need to have been offered a place at Sciences Po to be eligible for the Eiffel Scholarship.
I am registering for the first year or re-registering for the following year. What documents do I need to upload?
All candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must attach the following documents to their scholarship application:
1 Curriculum Vitae, including information on the applicant’s level (distinction/honors, ranking or position in the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diploma with information on specialization, date of diploma, final grades)
2 professional projects, one or two pages. The applicant must explain their reasons for studying in France instead of their home country, their interest in the selected program, and how this will help them achieve their career goals and objectives.
3 academic transcripts from all years of higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programs)
4 DNI / passport.
5 Language test certificates (French and/or English) if required.