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The Eiffel Scholarship Program was developed by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs to help French higher education institutions attract the best international students to their Master's degrees and PhD programs.

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ThE program

The Eiffel Scholarship Program is designed to train future foreign decision-makers from the private and public sectors in priority areas of study, and to encourage students from emerging and industrialised countries aged 30 or under to apply for a PhD.

All applications must be submitted within the framework of an international cotutelle or co-supervised PhD.

Academic fields

  • Humanities and social sciences: history, French language and civilisation, law and political sciences, economy and management
  • Science and technology: biology and health, ecological transition, mathematics and digital studies, engineering sciences

Duration of the scholarship

The Eiffel scholarship can be awarded for period of 6 to 36 months:

  • 36 months for candidates pursuing a co-supervised or cotutelle PhD and who will be enrolled in their 1st year of doctoral studies only (the number of scholarships is limited);
  • 18 months, 12 months or 6 months for candidates already working on their thesis or newcomers to France, pursuing a co-supervised or cotutelle PhD.


All applications must go through the University of Bordeaux, which centralises all applications and submits them to Campus France. Applications sent directly to Campus France will be immediately rejected.

Please note that the deadline for applications to the University of Bordeaux is different from the one indicated on the Campus France website.

how to apply?

  1. Read the program guidelines provided by Campus France and make sure you do not correspond to any ineligibility criteria (nationality, age, field of study, etc.).
  2. Read the university's internal application procedure carefully.
  3. Get in touch with a teacher-researcher willing to supervisor your work.
  4. If all the requirements are met, the potential thesis supervisor will be able to request the application form by e-mail.
  5. Together with your potential thesis supervisor, gather all the documents requested (please do not merge all your documents into a single PDF). Your thesis supervisor must send the application by e-mail to the University of Bordeaux before the deadline indicated.

The application period for 2024 is now closed. The next campaign will take place in autumn 2024.


  • Manon DUMAS

    International Project Manager

    +33 (0)5 40 00 24 65