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The Eiffel Scholarship

Submission deadline for a Sciences Po application including the required documentation for the Eiffel Scholarship: November 14, 2013.

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.

Eligibility

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 admitted to a Sciences Po dual degree programme are not eligible for this scholarship, except for the following dual degrees :

  • - Journalisme Sciences Po/Columbia University (candidates and first year students to this programme are eligible)
    - EPP Sciences Po/Ecole Polytechnique/ENSAE (only first year students 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

Eiffel Scholarship application form is online on http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel.

Sciences Po application form will be online on October 22, 2013 

Applicants who wish to be presented for the scholarship by Sciences Po must send the Eiffel Scholarship application form with their application to Sciences Po.  It is the candidates' responsibility to complete the first section of the Eiffel application form ("Informations sur le candidat") and to provide the required documents.  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 is November 14, 2013.

 

The deadline for applications set by Sciences Po,  November 14, 2013, 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 form before November 14, 2013, directly to the Admissions department: Admissions contact form

 

It is the students' responsibility to complete the first section of the Eiffel application form ("Informations sur le candidat") and to provide the necessary documentation.  Incomplete applications will not be processed (and will therefore not be forwarded on to Campus France).

Eiffel scholarship results will be published on Campus France's website during the week of March 17, 2014.

For any further information: Admission contact form (01.45.49.50.82).

Information

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