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Popular Scholarships for Study in France

If the cost of studying in France is a matter of concern for you, then you can consider applying to one of the various scholarships that are available for international students in France

Categories of Scholarships for Study in France

The following categories of scholarships are available for students who are planning to pursue their higher education at an university in France

Government Funded Scholarships to Study in France

Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence

  • The Eiffel Scholarship program is a scholarship that is funded and managed by the for Europe and Foreign Affairs in France
  • This scholarship is open to students pursuing Masters and Doctoral level programs
  • You will need to be less than 25 years old if you are studying a Master’s course and less than 30 years old if you are pursuing a Doctoral program.
  • You will need to be enrolled in a post graduate or higher program in any of the following programs at any university in France
    • a. Health and biology
    • b. Ecological Transition
    • c. Mathematics and Digital studies
    • d. Engineering
    • e. History
    • f. French language and civilization
    • g. Law and political science
    • h. Economics and management
  • You will receive a monthly allowance of 1181 Euros for Masters program and 1700 Euros for PhD as a part of this scholarship program
  • If you are planning to apply for this scholarship, then you should approach the institution where you will be taking up your course to apply on your behalf.

Erasmus Plus Scholarship Programs

  • The Erasmus plus is an organization that provides many scholarships to students from the European region as well as other developing countries such as India, to study in various European countries.
  • The scholarships are provided in the form of grants to students pursuing higher studies in selected programs at France and other European nations
  • You can receive a grant that can cover the cost of your travel as well as your living costs for your course of study
  • If selected under the Erasmus plus program, you will be exempted from paying tuition fees, registration fees, library fees and laboratory fees at the institution where you will be studying

The Chateaubriand Fellowship

  • This fellowship is managed by the French Embassy in USA and is open to all students who are studying in a university in USA
  • You can apply for this program if you are currently pursuing your PhD at a university in USA and are planning to conduct research in France for a duration of not less than than four and not more than nine months
  • You will be eligible to receive a monthly stipend of up to 1230 USD, round trip airline fare to France and cost of health insurance for the duration of your stay in France

Non-Government Scholarships to Study in France

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships

  • This is a group of scholarships that are available to students from various countries who are planning to study in France
  • You can apply for multiple grants and combine their benefits under these scholarship programs
  • You will be eligible to receive a maximum grant of up to 2500 USD for each semester if you are pursuing a full time course abroad or a maximum grant of 1500 USD if you are pursuing a summer course, Exchange student or internship program abroad

[Read More: Step-By-Step Process to Apply for France Universities]

Charpak Scholarships

  • This scholarship is managed by the Embassy of France in India and is named after French Nobel Laureate Georges Charpak
  • You can avail of funding for your bachelor's, master's or PhD program through this scholarship
  • You can also receive funding for Research Internships and Exchange programs in France through this scholarship
  • You will receive a monthly stipend of 700 Euros as well as tuition fee waiver of upto 5,000 Euros for an undergraduate or postgraduate program in France
  • You will need to be not more than 23 years old if you are planning to apply for the scholarship for undergraduate programs and not more than 30 years old for the post graduate scholarship programs

UGAM Legrand Scholarships

  • This scholarship is open to girl students from India
  • You can apply for this scholarship if you have completed your class 12 or high school studies in India and have scored a minimum of 75 percentile
  • You will be able to receive waiver of your course tuition fee and a monthly stipend to cover the cost of your living expenses for the duration of your stay if selected for the scholarship program

Apart from the above mentioned scholarships, most universities in France also have their own individual scholarship programs for students who are enrolled to study in the France universities. If you are planning to study in France and would like to obtain more information on the scholarships available, then you should reach out to our abroad education advisors at Global Tree

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to France

Some foreign students are also awarded scholarships by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, which are based on social criteria. Students must have lived in France for at least two years and be paying French taxes to be eligible.

[Read More: Check your Eligibility to Get France Scholarships]

For Bachelor's and Master's degrees, the Charpak scholarship program offers three categories of assistance. The Raman - Charpak Fellowship is awarded by the French Embassy in India, the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

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