I. Scholarships from the French government

a. The Eiffel excellence scholarship

The Eiffel excellence scholarship rewards the best students wishing to pursue their studies in France at Master’s level in engineering, economics and law or political science. The scholarship is worth €1,030 per month. For more information, click here.

b. Need-based scholarships

In addition to merit-based scholarships, the French government offers grants based on social criteria, that is, the resources of the students and their families. For more information, contact the AUF (agence universitaire de francophonie – francophone university agency) office in your country.

c. Mediterranean youth mobility scholarships.

The Mediterranean Office for Youth supports the mobility of students and young professionals in 16 Mediterranean countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

These countries have teamed up to make the Mediterranean a place for the exchange of knowledge and skills, key factors for development.

II. Scholarships from international organisations

International organisations like the UN, Unesco and the WHO also grant scholarships. Unesco publishes a guide to scholarships called ‘Study Abroad’, available from the website See also the special page of the Egide website. For students from the European Union, there are also scholarships awarded by the European Commission. Find out more at