- A degree-awarding graduate program (Master’s or PhD) from a French higher education institution
- Candidates are free to apply to any program of their choice and can submit more than one application per cycle. However, the scholarship will only cover the registration fees of state-regulated courses, with limited exceptions (see below for one example)
NB: The distinction between the two following classifications is particularly important to understand and not confuse, to be able to identify eligible programs.
- Registration fees = frais d’inscription en université
- Tuition fees = frais de scolarité
A growing number of Master’s degrees are now offered in English at the state-regulated rates (see the search engine section of the FAQ to identify said programs).
The vast majority of French PhDs are offered at the state-regulated rates and an increasing number of doctoral schools offer English as a working language (especially in the natural sciences).