In this (unlikely) case, please contact us before submitting your scholarship application, stating clearly the programs and HEIs you wish to apply for.

No, only graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) taught at French public universities are eligible for application. Please visit the Other Resources section for detailed information on French public higher education institutions

  • Frais d’inscription à l’université (University registration fees) at public universities are regulated by the French state at the following annual rates (as of the 2021 academic year) for students from outside the European Union:
    • Master: €3 770
    • Doctorate: €380
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that registration fees of the graduate program they are interested in are within this parameter. Kindly confirm this with the french public university of your choice.
  • Please visit the Other resources section of the site which contains links to program search engines, institutional profiles, and additional information concerning the the French public university system.

NB: It is essential to understand and not to confuse the distinction between these two terms to be able to identify eligible programs:

  • Registration fees (public universities)frais d’inscription à l’université 
  • Tuition fees (usually for specialized schools and institutes, private higher education institutions  = frais de scolarité 
  • There are several priority fields of study that have been jointly-selected by the French Embassy and the DOST-SEI
  • Certificate programs are ineligible because they are not sanctioned by a degree.

Yes, you are free to apply to as many graduate programs as you wish — provided that you complete one new scholarship application for each program, even if you will submit similar or identical documents (1 program = 1 online scholarship application)