How to finance your Master's degree

For foreign students :

The institutions offering financial support vary according to students' country of origin. Following is a list of the principal organizations that students can approach for financial assistance:

  • Scholarships from French embassies abroad:

Scholarships financed by the French government are allocated by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to support studies, internships, and language study programs in France. Whatever the student's country of residence, he or she should contact the "Service de cooperation et d'action culturelle" (Cultural Services) of the French embassy or consulate of their country of origin. The complete list is available online at the following URL:  

  • Scholarships attributed within the framework of specific academic programs:

Égide - Programme Eiffel 28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles 75010 PARIS Tel. : +33 (0)1 40 40 59 30 Fax: +33 (0)1 40 40 59 24 E-mail:

  • The "Excellence-Major" Program:

Eligibility is limited to foreign students (from any country) having a French baccalaureate degree and benefiting from an AEFE merit scholarship ("bourse d'Excellence"):

AEFE 19-21, rue du Colonel Pierre Avia 75015 PARIS Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 69 30 90 or  1, allée Baco BP 21509 44015 NANTES CEDEX 1 Tel.: +33 (0)2 51 77 29 03

  • The Charcot Merit Scholarship Program for medical students:

MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES Direction Générale de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement Direction de la Coopération Scientifique et Universitaire Madame Martine De Menditte 244 boulevard Saint Germain 75303 PARIS 07 Email: Other institutions (private foundations, businesses, NGOs, etc.) may also offer scholarships and other types of financial assistance. For more information, consult the "STUDY ABROAD" guide (available in French, English, and Spanish) published by UNESCO. For residents in medicine and pharmacy, as well as doctors, pharmacists, and veterinarians interested in specializing in quantitative methods, infectious risk, and non-infectious risk

Financial assistance is available through the French Foundation for Medical Research. Applications for financial aid are available on the foundation's website: To know more, contact: FONDATION POUR LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE Madame Laurence LETELLIER Service Scientifique 54 rue de Varenne 75335 PARIS CEDEX 07 Tel: +(33) 1 44 39 75 83 Fax : +(33) 1 44 39 75 99 Email : Other scholarships See the website of the CNOUS