The French government offers numerous loans and scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education in the country. French Embassy provides INCENTIVE scholarships, i.e. co-financing of expenses connected to studying in France. These” incentives” can be health insurance fees, or air flight tickets, or monthly allowances for living expenses. Problems that may arise due to lack of finance may be overcome by various trusts and grants available. Many organizations are ready to finance you if you have some extra talent or you are good on your studies. These grants will be very helpful for continuing your higher studies in France.
Grant applications are handled by the cultural service of French embassies abroad. For more information, contact the cultural service of the French embassy in your country, as well as the web site of the French ministry of foreign affairs.
Grants by your own country’s government for study abroad or for study in France in particular. In some countries, private foundations and educational institutions offer financial aid for study abroad.
UNESCO publishes a directory of grants in its publication, Study abroad.
As a student, there are several scholarships you could choose from:
Eligibility: Students regularly enrolled in an academic institution providing higher education in France, with no reservations concerning the level of study or particular disciplines.
Selection Based on:Quality of professional project and profile of the applicant
Documents to be provided:
Embassy of France
2, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi 110 011,
Fax: (011) 301 64 41
e-mail: a[email protected]
Processing-November to June
Please note that these scholarships do not include tuition fees.
The program targets excellent candidates pre-selected by the institutions in France which compete between each other with the applicants they sponsor.
Eligibility: Students in the fields of engineering, management, political science and law.
Graduates (2èmecycle), and post graduates (3èmecycle).
Age limit: 30.
Selection based on-Quality of professional project and profile of the applicant
Form to be downloaded from-www.egide.asso.fr/uk/programme/eiffel/index.html, and to be send to the sponsoring institution for approval and forwarding to EGIDE.
EGIDE, Programme Eiffel
28, rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris, France
Fax : (00.33) 1 42 41 85 90 ; e-mail : [email protected]
Deadline for submission:15thFebruary of the year for which the scholarship is applied.
Other agencies, foundations and institutions (CNRS, Ministry of Research, INSERM, INRIA, Foundations like Rotary, and others) offer special scholarships for students and for doctoral and post-doctoral projects.
Information available on the following sites:
The French Embassy provides incentives to students who desire to complete their academics in France in various disciplines. The principle of this’ incentive’ support is based on the student co-financing his or her own education.
The Embassy selects candidates on basis of the interest of their professional project and on the profile of the applicant. Different levels of support are offered.
Documents to be provided to apply for the scholarship:
These documents to be sent to:
Embassy of France,
2, Aurangzeb Road,
New Delhi – 110 011
Fax: (011) 301 64 41
The exact duration of the session. Extension of the scholarship cannot be considered (no exceptions).
Kindly note that following would not be considered for the scholarships:
Also note that these scholarships do not include tuition fees.
Note: ATMA Score is valid for one year.