René Seydoux scholarship

Created with the support from the Fondation de France , the Seydoux scholarship commemorates the memory of René Seydoux and his commitment to dialogue in the Mediterranean region. The scholarship is open to citizens and/or residents in ten countries located in the expanded Mediterranean Basin allowing who wish to study at Sciences Po at the undergraduate or graduate level.


The Seydoux scholarship is intended for students who are able to demonstrate a real interest in relations between Mediterranean countries. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, social criteria as well as the criteria as listed below:

  • Candidates must be a resident and citizen of one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
  • Candidates must be accepted to Sciences Po's undergraduate studies programme or to one of Sciences Po's Masters programmes

Only students who are first time applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship amount

Undergraduate studies level: successful students will receive a scholarship amounting to 20 000€ per year for the duration of their undergraduate studies programme and for the duration of the Masters programme in the event that the student continues his or her studies at Sciences Po at the Masters level. The scholarship covers full tuition and cost of living expenses.

Masters level: successful students will receive a scholarship amounting to 10 000€ per year for the duration of the Masters programme. The scholarship covers partial tuition.

Application and selection process

Candidates must first of all must apply to study at Sciences Po and indicate their selected programme of study. Applications must be made on Sciences Po's Admissions website including all suuporting documents requested for the Emile Boutmy scholarship application. The deadline for the Seydoux Scholarship is the 3 April 2020 for undergraduate students and 15th December 2019 for Masters students.

In parallel to the Sciences Po Admissions application process online, an email with your application file for the René Seydoux Scholarship must be sent to with the subject title “Application 2020/2021 Seydoux Scholarship”.

Your application must include the following documents; any application missing elements requested below will not be reviewed or considered:

  • Cover letter outlining motivations for an interest or previous experience in actions which aim to promote and bring closer together Mediterranean people in social, cultural or scientific spheres
  • Any other evidence attesting to the candidate's motivation (recommendation letter, evidence of voluntary work, personal work, etc.)


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Réné Seydoux scolarships are awarded by selection committees who supervise the management of Sciences Po's academic and mertit based scholarships and are composed of representatives from academic programmes, Sciences Po's strategy and development department and the international affairs division.

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