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The Eiffel scholarship program is established by the French government in order to attract students from the developing countries to pave way for the development of public and private sector.

The scholarship is awarded clearly on the basis of merit and in specific fields and varies in duration in accordance with the level of study chosen.

The scholarship is provided for the following durations 12 months for Master 2 level, 24 months for Master 1 level, 36 months for engineering degree and 12 moths for PhD level of study.


study programs of eiffel excellence scholarship for Pakistani students

Study Programs

The courses in which the student can get enrolled are as under for masters are engineering programs and for PhD are as under.



  1. Law

  2. Economics

  3. Engineering sciences

  4. Exact sciences

  5. Physics

  6. Biotechnology

  7. Nano- technology

  8. Political science

  9. Earth science

  10. Information technology



Masters in an engineering program, PhD in above stated program.


Host country 



Host institute

Universities in France

effiel excellence scholarship for Pakistani students


  • For a master’s student monthly allowance of €1,181 and for a PhD student a monthly allowance of €1,400.

  • International transport- The Pakistani student will be provide with air ticket from Pakistani to France and back home.

  • The train ticket to the study location.

  • Local transport reimbursement of up to €50.

  • Health insurance.

  • Housing allowance in some cases.






  • Non-French nationals like Pakistani citizens can apply.

  • The Pakistani students who have a dual French citizenship cannot apply.

  • For masters level the student must not be older than 30 and for PhD level the student must not be older than 35.

  • The applicants who are admitted to French institute are eligible

  • The Pakistani student who is an applicant of any two French universities are not eligible.

  • The scholarship is only restricted to the engineering and non-engineering courses stated above, the candidate other than this are not applicable.

  • The Pakistani student receiving any other scholarship by the French government is not eligible for the Eiffel excellence scholarship.

  • The Pakistani student who has already been nominated for the scholarship won’t receive the scholarship again at any level.

  • The Pakistani student whose application had been rejected at a previous campaigns are also not eligible.

  • The Pakistani students who have already qualified for the French language requirements of the course will only be eligible.



The student needs not to send the any separate application for the scholarship. The Pakistani student must first seek admission in a French university in one of the courses as stated above before the deadline of the institute.

The university selects its top candidates amongst their international students and submit and complete the student’s application on behalf of the candidate.

The cultural branch of the French embassies gives the valuable info about the candidate. The candidate are then selected by four groups that supervise the application in different prospects.

70 percent of the applications are given to academically excellent candidates, and the remaining are distributed amongst the French universities that have not received one.


Number of scholarships:

378, 320 masters and 58 PhD


Nationality required:

Any except French that includes Pakistan.



11 January


effiel scholarship faq for Pakistani stdents

Question 1

Can a Pakistani student apply for the scholarship?


Yes student from Pakistani is eligible for this scholarship.

Question 2

Can a student from Pakistan directly apply for the scholarship?


No the institute is required to apply on behalf of the candidate.

Question 3

Does a Pakistani student need to learn French for this scholarship?


Yes the student needs to fulfill the French language requirements of the institute they are seeking admission.

Question 4

Is a Pakistani student guaranteed the scholarship once admitted to French university?


No the student must be amongst the top students then they will definitely get the scholarship.

Question 5

Are there any English language requirements for the scholarships?


No but the student must fulfill all the English language proficiency required for the institute.

Question 6

Does the scholarship provide with a health insurance?


Yes the scholarship does provide with health insurance.



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