The Université Paris-Saclay offers IDEX scholarships to international students, granting them access to its nationally-certified master’s programs in various academic fields.
The aim is to facilitate the attendance of highly-qualified foreign students at the university, especially those interested in pursuing research up to the doctoral level. Let’s explore the details of these scholarships and how eligible students can apply.
Who Can Apply? International students seeking admission to a master’s program at Université Paris-Saclay are eligible to apply. However, only students meeting specific criteria can be considered:
- Newly arrived international students, aged 30 and below during the selection year.
- Foreign nationals residing in France for less than a year, previously or currently enrolled in a non-certified training course or internship.
- Foreign nationals residing in France for less than a year, taking language classes.
- Students who have studied in France within the framework of a mobility program that didn’t lead to certification.
Who Cannot Apply? Some individuals are ineligible for these scholarships:
- Students who have studied in a French higher education institution during their academic journey, except international students enrolled in a French higher education institution abroad.
- Those who have interrupted their studies for more than three consecutive years.
- Students holding other scholarships exceeding €650 per month.
Scholarship Value and Duration: Each selected student will receive a scholarship worth €10,000 per year, paid by Université Paris-Saclay for a minimum of 10 consecutive months from September to June.
Additionally, candidates may be granted a maximum of €1,000 to cover travel and visa expenses based on their country of origin. The scholarships are awarded for one or two years, depending on the admission level (M1 or M2), subject to the completion of the required credits to advance to the next level.
Application Process: To apply for the IDEX scholarships, students must first secure admission to a master’s program at Université Paris-Saclay. Admission into a master’s program does not automatically guarantee a scholarship. Selected students will receive an email invitation containing a link to the online application form. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. The application deadline for the Master’s Program is 10th May 2023, while the deadline for scholarship applications is 12th May 2023.
The Université Paris-Saclay IDEX scholarships offer international students a unique opportunity to pursue their master’s studies in France with financial support.
With the goal of promoting diversity and academic excellence, these scholarships aim to attract talented individuals from around the world to participate in research and potentially continue their academic journey up to the doctoral level. Students interested in applying for these scholarships should closely follow the official website for updates and detailed application procedures when the next application cycle opens.