GENES PhD Scholarships for International Students in France, 2018



The Group of National Schools of Economics and Statistics (GENES) is delighted to offer a doctoral scholarship for the year 2018-2019. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Created 75 years ago, the ENSAE ParisTech carries a unique educational project combining a high level of mastery in applied mathematics, statistics and economic analysis. In response to changes in the economy, ENSAE ParisTech has declined this educational project, over the decades, in different areas of application. It is today the only major engineering school specializing in economics and quantitative sociology, statistics, finance, actuarial science and data science.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: All topics listed below in
    • Economics
    • Finance-Insurance
    • Statistics
    • Sociology

ECONOMICS: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Urban Economics, Economics of Development, Environment, Macroeconomics, Growth Theory, Economic Fluctuations, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Public Economics, Theories of Employment and Unemployment, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory, Game Theory, Corporate Finance, Regulatory Economics, Competition Policy, Innovation Theory, Economic Policy Analysis, Randomized Experiments.

FINANCE-INSURANCE: Financial Econometrics, Financial Times Series, Econometrics of Insurance, Risk and Portfolio Management, Regulation, Ratings and Credit Scoring, Corporate Risk, Longevity Risk and Pension Funds, Market Finance, Financial Economics, Banking Theory, Role of Intermediaries, Microstructure , High Frequency Data, Dynamic Modeling, Systemic Risk, Speculative Bubbles, Scenario Generators, Monte Carlo Methods, Web Data Analysis, Web Data.

STATISTICS: High-Dimensional Statistics, Statistical Learning, Nonparametric Statistics, Bayesian Statistics and Simulation Methods, Compressed Sensing, Functional Data Analysis, Size Reduction, Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Theoretical Econometrics, Survey Theory.

SOCIOLOGY: Social Mobility and Inequality, Demography, Gender and the Family, Consumption and Spending, Lifestyles and Cultural Practices, Social Networks, Economic Sociology, Migration and Immigration, Health Inequalities.

  • Scholarship Award: They correspond to a gross monthly payment of 1,753.93 €.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Since the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year, doctoral training has been organized within the Paris-Saclay University doctoral schools, of which ENSAE ParisTech is a founding member.

These doctoral schools bring together a group of research teams, which in this way offer the future doctor a high-level scientific supervision and preparation for professional integration.

CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), under the supervision of an ENSAE (or ENSAI) professor for those applying in Paris (or in Rennes) and will be enrolled in our doctoral program.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

PhD. Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Mandatory documents are:

  • The online application form ( Download here )
  • A research project in about 10 pages
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • The official transcripts of higher education institutions from which you get a degree
  • Recommendation letters from professors, including a letter from the Ph.D. supervisor.

The selection among the applicants can include an interview.

Application Link

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University of Paris-Saclay Scholarships for International Students in France, 2017



Deadline: June 30, 2017.

The University of Paris-Saclay is pleased to offer Master Fellowships and Scholarships Programme for the 2017-2018 academic year. French and International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The aim of the Sciences for Environmental Challenges program, the first year of Master’s degree, is to allow students to address the environmental scientific challenges on an interdisciplinary base by familiarizing them with knowledge and tools in areas which can be theoretical, experimental, or based on mathematical modeling.

University of Paris-Saclay provides a master’s level education program backed by research of the highest international level, benefiting from the pooling together of the resources and attractiveness of partners, and targeting a diverse student population, willing to reach the highest degree of knowledge to help them access the jobs of the future.

Course Level: Scholarships and Fellowships are available to pursue master degree programme.

Study Subject: This program is organized around three main facets of the environment: Biodiversity and Ecology, Geophysical Environment, Environmental Economy and Management. The Sciences for Environmental Challenges program opens up career opportunities in research, as well as in engineering positions connected to themes such as biodiversity, environment, natural resources and to their management:

  • State bodies
  • Project manager and jobs related to research and development in a company or in an academic environment
  • Conception and Production in companies
  • Environmental Management policies
  • Ambitious projects and technological challenges
  • Audit and consulting

Scholarship Award: Fee waivers are available under certain conditions.
Fellowships are also awarded to a few highly qualified students to partially cover living expenses.

A few accommodations are available on the Palaiseau campus for students.

Requests for fee waivers, fellowships and accommodations are submitted online as part of the Master’s application procedure

Admission of the students is based on the evaluation of academic transcripts, statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.

Number of Scholarships: An enrolment of 30 to 40 students is expected.

Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

The program is open to highly qualified French and international students with a strong scientific background who hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Nationality: French and International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their Bachelors degree or equivalent.

English language Requirements: Although almost written material and slides are in English, some lectures of this M1 year may be given in French, ask the program directors for details. International students are strongly urged to enrol in a “French as a foreign language” course at Ecole Polytechnique.

Scholarships in France

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Beyond the 2nd session, the application procedure will reopen on May 15 and close definitely on June 30, 2017, then the admissibility of your application will depend on the results of the first 2 sessions of recruitment and in every case, you will receive an answer on July 15, 2017 at the latest.

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Master Fellowships for French and Foreign Students at CIMI, University of Toulouse, France



Deadline: February 3, 2017.

Every year Centre International de Mathématiques et d’Informatique (CIMI ) in Toulouse provides a number of fellowships for students enrolled in a Master course in Mathematics or Computer Science in one of the programs associated with CIMI.

4 fellowships for students starting in the first year of a Master’s degree M1 and 10 fellowships for those starting in the second year of a Master’s degree M2 will be available.

CIMI stands for “Centre International de Mathématiques et Informatique de Toulouse”, or International Center of Mathematics and Computer Science in Toulouse. The goal of CIMI is to establish itself as a leading international center in mathematics, computer science, and their interactions.

Course Level:  Fellowships are available for master’s level of study.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in one of the programs in Mathematics or Computer Science associated with CIMI.

Scholarship Award: The level of funding will be competitive and sufficient to cover tuition fees and part of living expenses in Toulouse :

  • 600€ per month over 10 months for applicants starting in the first year M1
  • 1 000€ per month over 10 months for applicants starting in the second year M2.

Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

Those fellowships are open, on a competitive basis, to French and foreign students and awarded on the basis of the quality of the academic records.
First year (M1) applicants: Applicants must have obtained a degree corresponding to the European Bachelor’s degree.
Second year (M2) applicants: Applicants must have successfully completed the first year of a European Master’s degree, or an American Bachelor’s degree, or any equivalent level.
The CIMI LabEx applies an equal opportunity policy in selection.

IMPORTANT: Students applying for a Master course combining work and training (“formation en alternate”) are not eligible for CIMI fellowships.

Nationality: French and foreign students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: First year (M1) applicants: Applicants must have obtained a degree corresponding to the European Bachelor’s degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Required documents are as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Details of the grades obtained at University from the 1st year to present
  • Details of the courses attended in the year 2015-2016
  • Two recommendation letters (one from the head of the current year syllabus) :do not forget to mention  the e-mail addresses of the professors wishing to send recommendation letters. They will receive an automatic e-mail to upload their letter.
  • Applicant’s motivation letter:applicants for an M2 fellowship MUST clearly state in their letter the M2 programme (M2R, IMAT,…) they are applying for.
  • Information about the current level of French language skills:only applies to foreign students from non-French speaking countries applying for an M1 fellowship. All M1 courses will be taught in French.

Application Form

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted online by February 3, 2017.

Visit the Official Scholarship Link for more details.

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Study In France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi with INSEAD-Syngenta Endowed Masters Scholarships For 2016


Deadline: 19 April / 6 June 2016

Syngenta, the world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology, in partnership with INSEAD, offers the INSEAD Syngenta Endowed Scholarship(s) for Emerging Country Leadership.

INSEAD is committed to training the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow’s business world. Therefore, scholarships will be awarded per class to candidates from around the world demonstrating qualifying attributes.

INSEAD Scholarships, as one of the most sought-after sources of financial assistance, are limited in number. Therefore there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria.

INSEAD-Syngenta Endowed ScholarshipsCourse(s) Offered: Business Administration
Course Level: Postgraduate (MBA)
Provider: Syngenta, INSEAD
Country to Study in: France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi

Candidates must be a national of an emerging economy and have spent a substantial part of their lives in the developing world, in education and/or professional experience. Experience in industry will be considered a plus.

Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Scholarship criteria:
Candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) leadership potential and (d) a commitment to contributing to their country or region at some point in the future.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL Developing and/or Emerging countries

Participating Institution(s)
INSEAD – The Business School for the World.
(With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience.)

Field of study
Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
(INSEAD admits two classes per year, each comprising 500 students and representing over 80 nationalities. Around 300 participants start on the Europe campus in France and around 200 start on the Asia campus in Singapore.)

Number of awards
Two scholarships will be awarded per class i.e. total of four grants per year

Sponsorship duration
Grants cover the entire duration of the MBA class

Scholarship benefits
The value amount of each award is €22,500 per successful applicant

Method of Application
Complete online application and submit with essays by the deadline (see below).


  1. Briefly discuss the requirements for successful business leadership in your country today. Describe how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and why you should be considered for this award. (200 words)
  2. Briefly discuss measures required for sustainable agriculture in your country/region in the context of urban and rural development. Focus on what you consider to be the most important element (450 words)
  3. Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against expenditures). (150-200 words)

It is important to see the current INSEAD-Syngenta Endowed Scholarships page on the official website (link to official website is found below).

Each year, the submission of applications is for two classes — the July class (starts in September) and the December class (starts in January).

For the July 2017 class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 26th October 2015 and CLOSES 9th November 2015; while Round 2 applications OPEN 16 November 2015 and CLOSES 30 November 2015.

For the December 17 Class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 4th April 2016 and CLOSES 19th April 2016; while Round 2 applications OPEN 23rd May 2016 and CLOSES 6th June 2016.

INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta employs many people in 90 countries. Headquarters is located in Basel, Switzerland.

Since Syngenta strongly believes that talented people are the key to successful businesses they embrace INSEAD’s mission to train the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow’s business world. Syngenta is particularly committed to the dynamic emerging market regions and has therefore chosen to offer this scholarship opportunity to future leaders from emerging countries.

Application Deadline: 19 April / 6 June 2016
Open to International student: Yes

Please visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarships


Deadline: February 29/April 21 (annual)

Location: Université Paris-Saclay, France.

The Université Paris-Saclay would like to promote access to its master’s (nationally-certified degree) programs to international students, taught in its member establishments, and to make it easier for highly-qualified foreign students to attend its University especially those wishing to develop an academic project through research up to the doctoral level.

170 scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year for one year to M1 or M2- level students.


The scholarships are for newcomer international students, maximum 30 years old the year of acceptance, enrolled in a master’s program at Université Paris-Saclay, who satisfy criteria of academic excellence.

Application guide:

To be considered for the scholarships, students must first be admitted to a Master’s Programme offered at Université Paris-Saclay. Being admitted into a master’s program of the University does not automatically entitle you to a scholarship. Only the students selected by the master’s program admissions panel of Université Paris-Saclay can complete the online application form for a scholarship. No unsolicited application is allowed. 

The deadline for Wave 1 applications is 29 February 2016. The deadline for Wave 2 Applications is 21 April 2016.

It is important to read the Scholarship Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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