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The Eiffel Scholarship

Submission deadline for a Sciences Po application including the required documentation for the Eiffel Scholarship: 13th November, 2016

The Eiffel scholarship programme, launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, is aimed at foreign students whose outstanding ability has been recognised by French institutions of higher education who wish to sponsor these students for the rest of their studies.

The programme is primarily designed to provide an education in France to future decision makers in both the private sector and in the national administrations of emerging countries.


  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives priority to candidates from emerging countries and above all to those who are underrepresented in French universities and higher education institutions: Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and new members of the EU and the Middle East.
  • Applications received from students currently studying abroad are prioritised over those from students already living in France.
  • Students are unable to apply directly for the Eiffel Scholarship. Applications must be made through a higher education institution.  If you are studying in two higher education institutions, you can only submit a single application. In order to apply, you must have already been accepted to a programme at Sciences Po. For your application to be successful, it is essential that you respect our deadlines.
  • Sciences Po only proposes those candidates whose profiles match the priorities of the Eiffel scholarship. If you are offered a place to study at Sciences Po, we will inform you whether your application will be proposed to Campus France (the organisation in charge of this scholarship).
  • Candidates must be under 30 years of age.
  • Candidates wishing to go on to teach or carry out research are not eligible for this scholarship, as other funding programmes are open to them.
  • Students who already receive a grant or scholarship from the French government may not apply.
  • Students who have previously applied for an Eiffel scholarship and who have been unsuccessful may not re-apply, even if they change their field of studies.
  • Students from the following programmes cannot apply for the scholarship:
    • Candidates to the 1 year Master's programmes
    • Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs
  • Students admitted to a Sciences Po dual degree programme are not eligible for this scholarship except for the following dual degrees:
    • Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University (candidates to this programme 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/Panthéon Sorbonne Paris I (only first year students are eligible)

The amount awarded

The monthly grant for Master programmes is €1181.

The Eiffel Scholarship does not cover tuition fees.  Students offered a place to study at Sciences Po who receive the scholarship are therefore responsible for paying the annual tuition fees.

Length of the scholarship

The Eiffel Scholarship is awarded for the period necessary to complete the course to which students have applied.  This is subject to students fulfilling the academic obligations during each year of the course.

Applications and deadlines

Applicants who wish to be presented for the scholarship by Sciences Po must indicate so in the "Financial Information" section of their Sciences Po application form and must likewise provide the following documents:

  • the CV, giving informations on the applicant's performance (mention, ranking or position in the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diploma with information on concentration, date of obtaining, mentions, final grades)
  • the professional project, one or two pages. The applicant has to explain the motivations of studying in France as oppose to home country, the selected programme and what this represents for career goals and objectives.
  • academic transcripts for the entirety of the time in higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programmes)
  • ID/passeport.

Sciences Po will complete the Eiffel scholarship application form if the applicant is presented to Campus France.

Incomplete applications will not be processed (and will therefore not be forwarded on to Campus France). The submission deadline for a Sciences Po application including all required documents for the Eiffel Scholarship: 13th November, 2016

The deadline for applications set by Sciences Po is not the date in which applications must be received by Campus France. This is because it is necessary 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. 

Students already admitted to Sciences Po must send their Eiffel Scholarship application by email, directly to the Admissions department by the 8th November 2016 at the latest: Admissions contact form

Eiffel scholarship results will be published on Campus France's website during the week of: 20th March 2017

For any further information: Admission contact form (


Campus France - Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles, 75010 Paris

You can reach Campus France by filling the contact form available here : http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel