Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme

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Written on 12 Sep 2018.

At EDHEC Business School, we wish to help you plan your academic future. This early application process not only entitles you to secure your seat on your desired course (given you are accepted), but also entitles you to apply to prestigious scholarship schemes, such as Eiffel scholarship. If you have a sound academic background and clear professional objectives, you are highly regarded by the EDHEC selection committee as it demonstrates your maturity and ability to grasp your future.  


The EIFFEL Excellence Scholarship Programme, was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enable financial support to high-achieving international candidates to enrol in their master courses. The scholarship programme funds master courses lasting between 12 and 36 months.



For Master’s level studies, The Eiffel scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,181 (a maintenance allowance of €1,031 and a monthly stipend of €150). In addition, the following expenses are directly covered: - one international return journey; - social security cover; - cultural activities. Scholarship holders may also receive an additional housing allowance, under certain conditions.



Eiffel scholarships are available in the fields of: -

♦  Economics and management
♦  Law and political sciences



French higher education establishments nominating candidates for the Eiffel Programme undertake to enrol them in a master degree course.



Master level - the scholarship is awarded for: -

♦  a maximum of 12 months for entry at M2 level  &  ♦  a maximum of 24 months for entry at M1 level



Step 1: While applying for your EDHEC master application, you must mention that you would like to be nominated for the Eiffel scholarship.

Step 2: Then, your application will be sent to EDHEC Selection & Scholarship Committee who will make sure that your application meets all the requirements. 

Step 3: Accepted applications which meet EDHEC Eiffel requirements will be sent to Ministry of Education. (EDHEC Applies on behalf of you, no direct applications will be accepted by the ministry of France)

Step 4: The ministry selects applications/ applicants, and grants the scholarship. Applications / applicants declined for Eiffel will automatically get the EDHEC Excellence scholarship representing a 30% reduction on your tuition fee.



♦  Completed application should be sent to EDHEC
♦  You can either apply online or download the application pack
♦  Once received, applications are evaluated by our Selection and Scholarship Committee (the only competent body to select applications) and will be presented to the Ministry for Eiffel scholarship application
♦  Results will be announced in March


Applications to be sent before 1st of December.  If you wish to get more information on how to apply on whether you are eligible for the Eiffel scholarship, contact our international admissions team via: [email protected] or + 33 (0)4 93 18 78 05



►  Daria BOBUKH, Russian, EDHEC – 2017, MSc Finance student, EIFFEL scholar - see the testimonial

►  Andrea CRUZ BAYONA, Colombian, EDHEC- 2017, MSc Corporate Finance & Banking student, EIFFEL scholar - see the testimonial 

♦  Be Prepared - we strongly advise you to get in touch with our admissions team to seek guidance and pre-evaluation -  please email us a copy of your CV, Academic Transcripts, GMAT, and English score.
♦  Get your GMAT - Prepare yourself for the GMAT / GRE / TageMage and English tests well in advance as it is a requirement at EDHEC
♦  Be Reactive – complete as soon as possible your application before the deadline

Please note - If you already have applied for the EIFFEL Scholarship with EDHEC or another French Business School and have been declined, you cannot apply a second time.