Eiffel Scholarship - 2020 Applications Now Open

Campus France has officially announced that the 2020 Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme call for applications is now open!
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Campus France has officially announced that the 2020 Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme call for applications is now open!

What does that mean?

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.

So, foreign students showing outstanding academic achievement who have already been accepted to a French university for the upcoming academic year, may apply for the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme. The Eiffel scholarship is managed by Campus France, and will help cover monthly living expenses during your studies in France, as well as the cost of travel to France from your country of origin.

Please note, the Eiffel Scholarship does not cover tuition fees.

So how do you apply?

Only French universities may submit applications on behalf of students, so your first step is to apply to ISA Lille!

Rules of Eligibility:

  • Nationality: this program is reserved for non-French nationals. Applicants with French nationality, even if they are also a national of a foreign country, are not eligible.
  • Age: for master’s level, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the 2020 Campaign. Only students born after March 1989 are eligible.
  • Origin of applications: only applications submitted by French educational institutions are accepted. These institutions commit to enrolling scholarship holders on the academic program for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one institution shall be disqualified.
  • Levels of study: scholarships are granted to candidates wishing to enrol in a master’s program, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Program does not apply to French-run master’s programs abroad. The Eiffel scholarship does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract.
  • Scholarship incompatibilities: foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship from another Program, are not eligible, even if the scholarship only covers health insurance.
  • Eiffel master’s scholarship: no application will be accepted for any student already rejected at an earlier application campaign, even if the application is submitted by a different institution or in another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level.
  • Language skills: when pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, institutions must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of its academic program. So in order to apply with ISA Lille, you must meet our language requirements.
  • Students studying at an academic program abroad have priority over those already living in France.

Once you’ve gone through the application procedure and are accepted, our International Relations Office will help you complete the Eiffel application. ISA Lille’s deadline for Eiffel applicants is  November 18, 2019,  so download the application form now to get the process started!

Important Note

As the Eiffel Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, ISA Lille selects only the most qualified candidates for submission. The selection criteria are based on the candidate’s eligibility as outlined above, as well as your academic background and Yncréa’s international development strategy and partnerships.

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