Scholarship Information – France

French Government/EU Scholarships for International Students

Eiffel Excellence Scholarships

The Eiffel scholarship program was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a tool to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs. Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive an allowance of Euros 1,181 and scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive an allowance of Euros 1,400. In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance. The programme does not cover tuition fees.

Ile-de-France Masters Scholarships

The Ile-de-France Region scholarship is open to foreign students who are newcomers, aged no more than 30 within the selection year, and who wish to pursue a Master degree at Universities in the Paris region (Ile-de-France). The scholarships include Euros 10,500 for 10 months and reserved accommodation in the Cit’e Universitaire in Paris.

French University Scholarships for International Students

Ecole Normale Superieure International Selection

Each year, the ENS organizes an international selection allowing about thirty of the most promising international students, either in Science or in Humanities, to follow a two or three-year course at the ENS. They receive a monthly stipend of approximately 1,000 Euros for 2-3 years.  About 30 foreign students are awarded each year.

Ampere Scholarships of Excellence at ENS de Lyon

The ENS de Lyon and its partners offer scholarships for excellent international students to enrol in its Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (excluding Professional Masters in teaching) through the Ampere Scholarships of Excellence. The scholarships cover â‚¬1000/month for a duration of 12 months and is renewable with conditions.

Universite de Lyon Masters Scholarships

Universite de Lyon Masters Scholarships are available for international students having a high-level academic record and willing to join one of Master’s degree programmes offered at the Universit’e of de Lyon and partner Universities.  The scholarship awards €800 per month for 10 months.

Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation supports a scholarship program for international students who wish to pursue an international master program at Grenoble INP. The grant amounts to 5,000 euros per semester.

Emily Boutmy Scholarships at Sciences Po University

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po in order to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are applying and previously admitted to Sciences Po University. The scholarships can take different forms ranging from Euros 5,000 to Euros 16,000  for 2 years of postgraduate study or Euros 3,000 to Euros 12,300  for 3 years of undergraduate study.

INSEAD MBA Scholarships

The INSEAD Scholarships are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and fall into two major categories: need-based and non-need based (based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.). The value of the scholarships range from $5,000 to $25,000.

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 HEC Paris MBA Scholarships

HEC Paris offers generous scholarships to international students from different countries and backgrounds. HEC scholarships fall into various categories: merit-based, need-based or based on specific criteria. The amount of the scholarship varies from Euros 6,000 to Euros 24,000.