1. Eiffel Scholarship:

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

The scholarship programme funds master’s courses lasting between 12 and 36 months and offers funding for PhD students to spend ten months in France through joint supervision or a joint direction of thesis (preferably the 2nd year of the PhD).

Eligibility:

  • Nationality: This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.
  • Age: For Master’s level, the candidate must be at most 30 years old on the date of the selection committee; born on or after 12 March 1987. For Doctoral level, the candidate must be at most 35 years old on the date of the selection committee; born on or after 12 March 1982.
  • Origin of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enrol scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.
  • Courses of study: Scholarships are for students wishing to enrol on a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Programme does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad, as non-PhD scholarship holders must complete at least 75% of their course in France. It does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract either.
  • Combination with other scholarships: Foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another programme are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover.
  • For Eiffel Master Scholarship:  No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment 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.

Benefits:

  • The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150) and can be awarded for 12-36 months.
  • In addition, the programme meets various expenses including international return trip, social security cover, and cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.

Tuition fees, however, are not covered by the Eiffel Programme

The deadline for applications to Campus France is 12 January 2018.

Check out this link to know more about it: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel

  1. Charpak Scholarship:

The Charpak Scholarship is specifically meant for Indian Nationals interested to pursue their education in France.

Eligibility:

You have to:

  • Be an Indian national and reside in India
  • Be a student currently enrolled at an Indian Institution of higher learning or a young professional employed in a company for a maximum of 3 years at the time of application
  • Be 30 years old maximum at the time of application
  • Be a student from Indian Institution and studied in India
  • An exception will be made for Charpak scholarship holders who are currently completing their M1 in France. They may reapply for a second year of funding in order to complete their M2. There is no automatic renewal of the scholarship at the M2 level. Acceptance will be subject to academic performance at the M1 level and a new statement of purpose

Benefits:

There are 2 scholarships that fall under the Charpak Scholarship category.

Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien):

  • Living allowance 615 euros
  • Medical insurance coverage (approximately 300 euros / academic year)
  • Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approximately)
  • Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Note: Full tuition fee waiver at public universities or partial tuition fee waivers by other institutions, can be granted according to their individual policies

Charpak BCS Scholarship (Bourse de Couverture Sociale):

  • Medical insurance coverage (approx 300 euros / academic year)
  • Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx)
  • Assistance to find affordable student accommodation

Note: Students going for a long term Exchange Program ie 1 year should apply for the Charpak Master Scholarship.

Check out this link to know more: https://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en/page/charpak-scholarships

  1. The Emile-Boutmy Scholarship

The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s programme.
  • Candidates who have dual citizenship, including an EU citizenship, are not eligible
  • Candidates for the 1 year Master’s programmes are not eligible
  • Exchange students are not eligible
  • Candidates from Quebec for master’s degree are not eligible

Benefits:

The Emile-Boutmy programme can take two different forms:

  • A grant of €10,000 per year to cover tuition fees for the two years of the Masters
  • A tuition grant of €5,000 per year for the two years of the Masters

If you do not validate your academic year, your scholarship will be lost.

If you have been granted for a scholarship and you decide to defer your admission, your scholarship will be lost.

Check out this link to know the details of the scholarship:

https://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/content/contact-us-1187

  1. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International Students

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries including India, that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.

Eligibility:

  • Please note that each Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme defines its own selection criteria and admission procedures. Students or scholars should contact the Consortium offering the Masters /Doctoral  Programmes for more information.

Benefits:

  • The programme offers full-time scholarships and/or fellowships that cover monthly allowance, participation costs, travelling and insurance costs of the students.  Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies, the duration of studies, and the scholar’s nationality (scholarships for non-EU students are higher than for EU students).

Check out this link to know more about the scholarship:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/available_partnerships.php