Excellence scholarships Masters level « Make Our Planet Great Again »

Within the framework of the initiative, France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) in collaboration with Campus France have implemented a program to encourage international students to pursue master’s-level training in earth systems, climate change and sustainability, the energy transition or societal challenges of environmental issues at French institutions of higher education.

Four broad research themes are given priority:

  • earth systems,
  • climate change and sustainability,
  • energy transition,
  • societal challenges of environmental issues.


Students must:

  • possess or be pursuing a French licence or an equivalent undergraduate degree (Bachelor),
  • be exclusively of the nationality of one of the eligible countries (listed below)
  • reside in one of the eligible countries (listed below)
  • not having resided in France after April 1, 2019

List of eligible countries

Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New-Zealand, Singapore and South Korea.


Successful students will receive an excellence grant in the amount of €1,190 per month over 12 months (for students enrolling in the second year) and over 24 months (for those enrolling in the first year). Round-trip airfare will also be provided, as well as medical insurance.


  • March 6th, 2020: Application period opens
  • April 5th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CET: Application period ends
  • Week of June 15th, 2020: Results are announced
  • Between September and October 2020: Students report to participating institutions

Find out more

Call for proporsals for financing of Master's Excellence Grants

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