December 11, 2015

France: Eiffel French Government Scholarships for Students from Developing and Emerging Countries

EIFFEL for candidates working in emerging countries

Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: EGIDE, HEC
Country to Study in: France

Scholarship Description
The Eiffel Scholarship, the main French Government scholarship, bolsters recruiting of top foreign and international students by French schools of higher education at a time when competition for such students is growing among developed countries.

Although the EIFFEL scholarship for candidates working in emerging countries is offered to non-French nationals, it is important to note that applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France.

HEC reserves the right to submit only those candidates it feels best qualified for the Eiffel Scholarship as the award is particularly competitive and prestigious.

HEC MBA Eiffel Scholarships

Eligibility
These conditions of eligibility must be met:
  • Only admitted candidates (Full-time option) can apply for this scholarship.
  • Candidates aged 30 years old or less
  • Non-French nationality candidates only (applicants with dual nationality, one of which is French, are not eligible).
Non-Eligible:
  • Candidates who have already been awarded the Eiffel scholarship at master’s level (not eligible at the same level, but can nevertheless reapply at a doctoral level)
  • Applications from candidates who have applied previously and been rejected, even if they are submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.
N.B.: The Eiffel scholarship is not cumulative with any other French government scholarship or award.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY developing country

Participating Institution(s)
HEC Paris (or Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris), Southern Paris; France.
(Also called: HEC School of Management).

Fields of study
Business Administration

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
The award is for the whole duration of the MBA program

Scholarship benefits
The Eiffel Scholarship provides participants with a monthly allowance of €1100 and covers additional expenses including travel, health insurance and cultural activities. Tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.

Method of Application
Only candidates who have been admitted for full-time courses can apply for this scholarship. If you wish to apply for the Eiffel Scholarship, you must first apply and be admitted into HEC. You may fill in the HEC MBA online application form

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
The application deadline for the HEC MBA course is on a rolling basis throughout the year. The deadline for application to the Eiffel scholarship is within 1 week of your admission. No essay required.

PLEASE NOTE:
Decision dates for those admitted before 27th December 2015 is 21st March 2016. And that for those admitted after 27th December 2015 is March 2017.

The Eiffel Scholarship was first launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères).

HEC Paris or école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris is a European business school located in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. HEC is the business school of ParisTech and is considered as one of the most prominent business schools in the world.

Application Deadline: Rolling (within 1 week of admission)
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in France for International Students

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