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Eiffel scholarship

Important: Submission deadline for a complete Sciences Po application including the request to be considered for the Eiffel Scholarship  October 29th, 2023 (11:59pm, Paris time), for new candidates to Sciences Po.

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.

Students cannot apply directly for the Eiffel Scholarship. Applications must be made through a higher education institution.

Sciences Po may only submit to the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs a limited number of admitted student applications for the Eiffel ScholarshipIf you are offered a place to study at Sciences Po and you have selected the “Eiffel Scholarship” option in your Sciences Po application, our teams will notify you in December regarding your pursuit of the Eiffel Scholarship process, which is externally managed.


Are eligible to the Master Eiffel Scholarship

Candidates must be under 25 years old (born after March 31st, 1998).

Sciences Po candidates: Applicants for our two-year Master’s programmes who hold a nationality other than French (please note that dual nationality holders of which one is French are not eligible).

Not eligible to the Master Eiffel Scholarship

  • Students already registered at Sciences Po for a Master’s programme as well as at the Undergraduate College
  • 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
  • Students admitted to a Sciences Po dual degree programme
  • Students admitted to the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs

Amount awarded

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.

The monthly grant amount for Master's programmes in 2024 is € 1,181, with additional benefits provided (international transport assistance, national transport assistance, insurance, housing search assistance, cultural activities).

Length of the scholarship

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


Reminder: 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 considered 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.

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.

NB : We reserve the right not to consider incomplete applications.

Required documents

After admission, if shortlisted to be presented to the Eiffel committee, you will be asked to provide additional documents. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for this in early December.

  • 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). If your university does not provide ranking please mention the following information: No rank available.
  • 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


  • First time applicants: October 29th, 2023 (11:59pm, Paris time)

All applicants to Sciences Po wishing to be considered for the Eiffel Scholarship must submit a complete application for admission to Sciences Po by this deadline. The deadline for applications set by Sciences Po is not the date at which applications must be received by Campus France. Indeed, 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. These dates are mandatory and cannot be modified.

Eiffel scholarship results will be sent by email in April 2024.

For any further information: eiffel.scholarship@sciencespo.fr.


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