Among the most sought-after study locations for overseas students is now France. However, living and studying expenses in France are not always within reach. Although yearly tuition is only between €200 and €600 at public colleges, it can go up to €10,000 at private institutions. The annual cost of living is about €10,000. Thankfully, there are plenty of French scholarships available to those studying abroad.
The Excellence Scholarship at Eiffel
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs created the Eiffel scholarship program as a means for French universities to draw in the top international candidates for their master’s and doctoral programs. Masters program recipients of the Eiffel scholarship earn €1,181, while PhD program recipients receive €1,400 in funding. The program also covers a variety of costs, including as the return travel, health insurance, and cultural events. Recipients of scholarships may also be qualified for additional housing benefits. Tuition is not covered by the program.
École Normale Supérieure International Selection
About thirty of the most talented foreign students, either in the humanities or sciences, are chosen through an international selection process held by the ENS once a year to enrol in two or three-year courses at the institution. For two to three years, they get a monthly stipend of about 1,000 euros. Each year, awards are given to about thirty overseas students.
Ampere Excellence Scholarships at ENS Lyon
Through the Ampere Scholarships of Excellence, the ENS de Lyon and its partners provide financial aid to deserving foreign students wishing to enroll in their master’s programs in the human and social sciences, arts, and exact sciences (but not professional master’s degrees in teaching). The scholarship is renewable under certain conditions and covers €1000 per month for a period of 12 months.
Emile Boutmy Scholarships at Sciences Po University
To attract the brightest foreign students from outside the European Union who are applying and have already been admitted to Sciences Po University, the university established the Emile Boutmy Scholarships in honour of its founder. Scholarships in the amount of €5,000 to €10,000 for two years of postgraduate education or €3,000 to €12,300 for three years of undergraduate study are available in several formats.
Scholarships for International Masters at Université Paris-Saclay
The Université Paris-Saclay would like to encourage overseas students to enrol in its master’s programmes, which are offered in its member institutions and are nationally certified. The annual scholarship amount is €10,000. There is additionally a maximum grant of €1,000 for travel and visa fees.
Scholarships at the Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation
A scholarship programme is supported by the Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation for overseas students who want to enrol in Grenoble INP’s international master’s programme. Each semester, 5,000 euros are awarded as a grant.
MBA Scholarships at INSEAD
The INSEAD Scholarships are given out in small quantities, and there is fierce competition for each one. The two main types of these scholarships are need-based and non-need-based, which are awarded based on a variety of factors (such as merit, nationality, gender, professional experience, leadership potential, area of prior study, etc.). The scholarships have a value ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
Scholarship for HEC Paris MBA
International students from all backgrounds and nations can apply for significant scholarships offered by HEC Paris. HEC scholarships are divided into three groups: need-based, merit-based, and criteria-based. The scholarship ranges in value from €6,000 to €24,000.