Study in France: Université Paris-Saclay Master’s Scholarship Program for International Students

The University of Paris-Saclay, is offering up to 160 scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic session. The scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Université Paris-Saclay master’s programmes on an academic merit-based basis.

The University of Paris-Saclay is a French federal research university system which is currently under development. The University’s first academic year started in September 2015.

Université Paris-Saclay seeks to promote access to its master’s degree programmes to international students, taught in its member establishments, and to make it easier for highly-qualified international students to attend the University, especially those wishing to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level.

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Fields of Study: 

  • All academic fields are concerned,
  • All Master’s programmes for which Université Paris-Saclay is accredited, except for vocational training.

Type: Masters

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): France


  • Newly arrived international students, aged 30 and under during the course of the selection year.
  • International students living in France for less than a year, enrolled in a student programme that does not lead to a qualification.
  • International students living in France for less than a year, taking language classes (type FFL or the like).

Are ineligible:

  • Individuals already living in France at the time of application (except in cases mentioned above).
  • Individuals who have interrupted their studies for more than two consecutive years.
  • Students holding any other type of scholarship whose amount exceeds 600€/month.

Students who have already stayed in France within the framework of an internship or a study-abroad programme as part of their curriculum (e.g. Erasmus) are eligible.


  • Being admitted into a master’s programme does not automatically entitle the student to be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Candidates for the international master’s scholarship programme will be selected by the admission panel among all the students enrolled at Université Paris-Saclay.
  • Only the students contacted by email can submit an application.
  • No unsolicited application is allowed.

The evaluation criteria take in account the following:

  • Academic level,
  • Personal project,
  • For students enrolled in an M2 programme: written motivation to pursue a thesis in a Université, Paris-Saclay laboratory.

Number of Awardees: 160

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The amount of the Université Paris-Saclay scholarship is 10,000€ per year. It is paid by the institution the candidate is registered with for the duration of the academic year, and for a period of no less than 10 consecutive months per year.
  • A maximum of 1,000€ for travel and visa expenses can also be awarded depending on the candidate’s country of origin.
  • Laureates will receive the scholarship as well as travel and visa coverage only upon their arrival in France. No advance payment can be made.

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded for 1 year to newly enrolled Master’s students at Université Paris-Saclay (M1 or M2 level).

How to Apply:

Selected students will automatically be sent a link by email to an online application form.
Upon receipt of this email, students wishing to apply will need to complete the online application form and provide (mandatory) the names of two references who would be willing to submit a reference for the candidate (professors, internship coordinators…).

2) Each of the two references named by the candidate will be sent a link by email to an online recommendation form. They will be asked to complete and submit the form prior to the closing day of the scholarship call.
The candidate will automatically be informed when each reference has submitted the form.

3) The application will be considered complete when both recommendation forms have been submitted by the two references.
Please note: the candidate will not receive a message confirming that the application is complete.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure both references complete and submit the form by the deadline given in the invitation email.

Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will automatically be rejected.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Université Paris-Saclay

*Take Note: Upon receiving the confirmation email, students will have 8 days to accept or refuse the scholarship. If students fail to respond within this timeframe, they will be deemed as having refused the scholarship.

Application Deadline:  The Scholarship Application Deadline for each wave will be sent by email to all students concerned. However, interested applicants should go through the application deadlines to Université Paris-Saclay Master’s programmes available in the Program Webpage (see Link below)

Results announcement dates:

  • Wave 1 results: mid-April 2018
  • Wave 2 results: mid-June 2018