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French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship, France 2024

Application is now open for the French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Campus France and Scholarship

Campus France is a public industrial and commercial business established by legislation on July 27, 2010. The agency’s several committees and organizational chart are listed below.

The French Ministry of Europe and Overseas Affairs launched the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program to help French higher education institutions attract outstanding overseas students to their master’s and Ph.D. programs.


It provides opportunities for future foreign decision-makers in the private and public sectors and encourages applicants up to 25 years old from developing countries to pursue master’s degrees, and applicants up to 30 years old from developing and industrialized countries to pursue PhD degrees.

The Eiffel Scholarship Program is divided into two parts:

  • The master’s component provides financing for 12 to 36 months to allow scholarship recipients to acquire a master’s degree.
  • Up to 18 months of mobility is supported by the doctorate component. It is only eligible to PhD candidates starting their first year of study on or after September 1, 2023.

1. Program Objectives: The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs developed the Eiffel Scholarship Program to assist French institutions of higher education in attracting top foreign students to their master’s and doctorate programs. Its mission is to educate future international decision-makers in the corporate and governmental sectors in priority areas of study.

2. Fields of Study for Master and Doctorate: The Eiffel Scholarship Program’s two broad disciplines include the following topics of study:

Science and technology

  • Biology and health
  • Ecological transition
  • Mathematics and digital sciences
  • Engineering

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • French history, language, and civilization
  • Law and political science
  • Economics and management

3. Level of education Higher education and research institutes in France that recommend applicants for the Eiffel program agree to accept them to:

  • a French government-recognized master’s degree program 
  • an accredited engineering program
  • a collaborative doctorate program (joint supervision of dissertation and/or dual degree) in collaboration with a higher education institution overseas.

Details about the French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: Campus France

Scholarship Value: €1,181 – €1,700

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate/Masters

Host Institution(s): Campus France


Covered services:

Master level

  • Eiffel scholarship winners also receive some direct services, such as foreign airfare, domestic travel aid, insurance, help finding lodging, and cultural events, in addition to a monthly income of €1,181.

Doctoral level:

  • Eiffel scholarship winners also receive some direct services, such as foreign airfare, domestic travel aid, insurance, help finding lodging, and cultural events, in addition to a monthly payment of €1,700. The Eiffel program does not cover master’s or doctorate-level tuition and expenses.

Eligibility Criteria for French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship:

  • For French government Eiffel scholarships for international students, only non-French citizens may apply.
  • A master’s degree must be earned by students who are under 30 years old.
  • For a Ph.D., up to 35 years are required.
  • You may enroll in several universities without taking the IELTS or TOEFL.

Documents Required for Application

  • Where do you currently live
  • Your phone number and email address
  • Certificate of enrolment in school
  • Verification of health insurance coverage under the national program (Sécurité Sociale)
  • Each year, Campus France will send you two forms that must be completed and signed by your school for Campus France to track your academic progress.

A form documenting your performance at the end of the academic year serves as one of the papers. The other is an assessment form after your first semester.


  • Opening of the call for applications: week of September 18, 2023
  • Deadline for the reception of applications by Campus France:  January 10, 2024, included.
  • Publication of results: week of 1 April, 2024

Application Procedure for French Government Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

First Step

  • Contact Campus France in your home country or the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the French Embassy for assistance and advice on your study plans.
  • Contact a French institution’s foreign relations department on its website, by phone, or by e-mail to find out the requirements and dates for applying.
  • You are responsible for selecting the college or institution that best suits your goals for studying in France.
  • All French higher education institutions can submit applications.

Second Step

  • The organization acknowledges and supports the France Excellence Eiffel scholarship application you have submitted.
  • Your application is submitted by the organization online through the specific Campus France website.

Note: Direct applications from students or applications from foreign universities will be deemed ineligible.

You can also visit the Campus France website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: January 10, 2024

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