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Sciences Po Eiffel Fully-Funded Excellence Scholarship for International Students



Application Deadline: 6th November 2018

Sciences Po Eiffel Scholarship Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Sciences Po Eiffel Scholarship for International Masters and Undergraduate Students. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Sciences Po Eiffel Fully-Funded Excellence Scholarship for International Students

Sciences Po Eiffel Scholarship Details and FAQs

Sciences Po only presents applications from candidates with profiles that 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). Applications received from students currently studying abroad are prioritised over those from students already living in France.

Students cannot apply directly for the Sciences Po 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 program at Sciences Po. For your application to be successful, it is essential that you respect our deadlines.

The Eiffel scholarship program, 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.

For the Sciences Po Eiffel Scholarship, the French 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.

Also See: French Government Eiffel Excellence Masters and PhD Scholarships

When is the application deadline?

6th November 2018

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

France

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters, Undergraduate

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Candidates must be under 30 years old.

Sciences Po candidates:

  • Applicants for our graduate programmes
  • Applicants for the dual degree in Journalism / Columbia (BAMA) (who are already first year students at Columbia’s university School of Journalism)

Sciences Po students:

  • Third year Sciences Po students
  • Second year undergraduate students in one of our partnership programmes at Poitiers campus
  • First year graduate student at Science Po
  • Students admitted last year in their first year as a graduate student who requested a deferral
  • Students admitted last year who have received a conditional offer of admission if they submit an English test before the scholarship application deadline.
  • PhD students who are co-supervised or presenting a joint thesis with a partner university
  • Students admitted to the following dual degree programme (other Sciences Po dual degree programme are not eligible for this scholarship):
    • Journalism Sciences Po/Columbia University (candidates for 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 Eiffel laureates who graduated in June 2018 and wish to submit an Eiffel application for the PhD.

Not eligible for the Eiffel Scholarship:

  • Students who already received a grant or scholarship 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 studies.
  • Candidates for the 1year Master’s programmes
  • Candidates for the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs (Except candidates in their first year)
  • Students admitted to a Sciences Po dual degree programme (except for the 3 dual degrees mentioned above)

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What are the benefits of the award?

Monthly grant. 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.

How to Apply for the Sciences Po Eiffel Scholarship

  • Students cannot 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.
  • First time applicants who wish to be presented for the Eiffel scholarship by Sciences Po must indicate so in the “Financial Information” section of their Sciences Po application form and must provide the required documents. Please note that your scholarship request will be taken into account only in case of admission.
  • Students already admitted at Sciences Po, students admitted last year who have received a conditional offer of admission or students admitted last year in their first graduate year who requested a deferral have to send their Eiffel Scholarship application by email to the Admissions office by attaching the required documents: Admissions contact form 
  • Sciences Po will select the applications that it wishes to present to Campus France. Please note that applying for the Eiffel grant does not guarantee the presentation of your application to Campus France.

All candidates must attach the following documents to their scholarship application:

  • CV, including information on the applicant’s level (distinction/honours, ranking or position in the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diploma with information on specialisation, date of the diploma, final grades)
  • professional project, one or two pages. The applicant must explain the reasons for studying in France as opposed to their home country, their interest for the selected programme and how this will help them achieve their career goals and objectives.
  • academic transcripts all of the years of higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programmes)
  • ID/passport.
  • Language test certificates (french and/or english) if necessary

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About France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.


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  • Julienne Mukeshimana

    hey i really appreciate for this scholarship. actually i live in Rwanda and there is no embassy for france in that case i would like to know how i can apply thx.

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