The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development provides a large number of scholarships to international students. A quarter of the grants are awarded by the Ministry’s central offices in Paris (e.g., grants under the “Eiffel” and “Excellence Major” programs). The rest are awarded by French embassies. Information on all French government scholarships is available from the culture and cooperation service of France’s embassies and consulates general.
The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research also offers scholarships, notably to applicants who have lived in France for at least two years and whose residence for tax purposes is located in France. The Ministry also funds PHD researches, which are managed by doctoral department throughout France.
Some French higher education institutions also offer scholarships and other financial support schemes. Interested students should inquire to the international relations bureau of each French higher education institution.
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