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Campus France Masters Excellence Grants


France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program to encourage international students to pursue master’s-level training in earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition at French institutions of higher education. The program is managed by Campus France.

Who may apply? 

International students may apply for support for one or two years of study toward a master’s degree by including in their application a letter of admission to a master’s program (first or second year) at a French institution of higher education.

Research themes

Three broad research themes are prioritized: earth systems, climate change and sustainability, and the energy transition. 


Students must possess or be pursuing a French licence or an equivalent undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
Candidates must not be French nationals, and must not have resided in France after April 1, 2016.
Candidates may be of any age.
They must enroll in the master’s program before October 15, 2018.


Successful students will receive an excellence grant of €1,060 per month over 12 months (for students enrolling in the second year) and over 24 months (for those enrolling in the first year).
Round-trip airfare will also be provided, as well as medical insurance and an annual lump-sum payment of €700 for educational expenses.

Selection process

Consistent with the aims and requirements of this call for proposals, grant recipients will be selected by scientific experts convened by Campus France.

Application process

Interested students should submit their study plans at “How to apply for Make Our planet Great Again programs?”Applications must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Your CV in English
  2. Your most recent Diploma
  3. The letter of admission to the Master’s program for the beginning of the 2018 academic year in a French institution.
  4. Your transcripts
  5. Your Statement of purpose in English
  6. A letter of recommendation (optional)

Submissions for applications are open until April 6, 2018.