Funding

This page contains information about the different funding options available for your stay at the University of Lille, depending on your individual profile.

Campus France directory of grants

From bachelor's to post-doc levels, this annuaire presents the various funding schemes run by government institutions, local authorities, businesses, foundations and other higher education institutes. You can use it to search for funding based on your specific profile.

Eiffel grants of excellence

Each year, the Ministry of foreign affairs awards Eiffel grants of excellence.
This scheme, intended for international students, offers funding for a master's-level course (1 or 2 years) or a 12-month mobility programme as part of a jointly supervised diploma (preferably 2nd or 3rd year of a doctorate).

Eligible areas: Law, economics and management, natural sciences, engineering and political science.

Procedures and applications:  

Applications for Eiffel scholarships are submitted by universities. However, it is up to you, first, to contact the person in charge of the chosen course and ask them if they accept to support your application. In order to do this, consult our catalogue des formations and get in touch with the person in charge of the planned study program. If the answer is positive, the person in charge of the study program will send us your application (the components have until 19/11/2020 to send us the list of their applications).

Once all the files have been sent to our international office, a selection will be made on the basis of the excellence of the projects. You will then be informed of the follow-up given to your application. If this is positive, you must then complete a Campus France file.

Deadlines:
=> Calendar:
1/ Contact the person in charge of the study program as soon as possible
2/ The components must send the applications to the International Mobility Department by the 13th of November 2020
3/ Selection committee: end of November
4/ Preparation of application files selected by the committee in December
5/ Sending the completed Campus France files to Campus France in the beginning of January
6/ Application results: during March

What level of French to have when applying for and entering university:

=> It all depends on the component you are going to integrate but for training in French, you must justify level B2

Documents to attach to the application file:

Master level:

1.       - The CURRICULUM VITAE, written in French or English (1 to 2 pages). This must specify the performance, which will be justified by: mention, rank of classification, situation within the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diplomas with indication of the specialty, the date of obtaining, mentions and final marks certified by the establishment.

2.       - The PROFESSIONAL PROJECT, written in French or in English (1 to 2 pages). The personal project must be written in a form which allows the choice of studies in France to be explained in relation to previous studies and the future professional career. This presentation could possibly be supported by an opinion of people outside the establishment, for example belonging to a company.

3.       - The GRADUATES for the last three years referring to an academic career whether in France or abroad.

4.       - PHOTOCOPY OF THE PASSPORT (identity page) or IDENTITY DOCUMENT.

5.       - In the case of a BIDIPLOMATION (issuance of a double degree), the institution must attach the agreement and specify the terms of the procedure implemented if they do not appear in this agreement between the institutions.

6.       - LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE or DIPLOMA (if applicable).

7.       - The MODEL OF THE STUDIES PROGRAM targeted and its complete CALENDAR.

Please note, all attachments must be provided in a single document in PDF format.

PhD level:

1.       - The CURRICULUM VITAE, written in French or English (1 to 2 pages). This must specify the performance, which will be justified by: mention, rank of classification, situation within the promotion, number of students in the promotion, diplomas with indication of the specialty, the date of obtaining, mentions and final marks certified by the establishment.

2.       - The PROFESSIONAL PROJECT, written in French or in English (1 to 2 pages). The personal project must be written in a form which allows the choice of studies in France to be explained in relation to previous studies and the future professional career. This presentation could possibly be supported by an opinion of people outside the establishment, for example belonging to a company.

3.       - A presentation of the THESIS PROJECT and the progress of the research, written in French or English (1 to 5 pages). If possible, justify at least one communication in a conference (cite references, attach an extract)

4.       - The overall FINANCING PLAN for the thesis

5.       - The CO-TUTORSHIP AGREEMENT or a CO-MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE signed by the French and foreign parties (in the event of joint management, attach a letter co-signed by the 2 directors).

6.       - PHOTOCOPY OF THE PASSPORT (identity page) or IDENTITY DOCUMENT.

7.       - LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE or DIPLOMA (if applicable).

Please note, all attachments must be provided in a single document in PDF format.

Contact: bourses-eiffeluniv-lillefr

Doctoral grants

You will find more information on the page about Doctoral courses

Campus France directory of grants

 

Depending on your home country, Campus France lists the various funding schemes run by government institutions, local authorities, businesses, foundations, etc.

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/page/campusbourses-lannuaire-des-programmes-de-bourse

Other grants

  • The University of Lille runs a mobility grant scheme known as MOB-LIL-EX: see box below
  • Erasmus+ ICM grant
    The European Erasmus + International Credit Mobility programme is designed to strengthen cooperation and exchanges for students, doctoral researchers, postdocs and lecturers between higher education institutes within the European Union and third countries in certain geographic zones as part of special partnerships. Click on the map of partnerships to see the list of partners.
  • Doctoral grants

You will find more information on the page about Doctoral courses

If you are completing a traineeship of more than 2 months that is covered by a traineeship agreement at the University of Lille, you are eligible for remuneration in accordance with French regulations. The hourly rate is set at a minimum of 15% of the social welfare cap.

 

MOBLILEX Scholarships

The University of Lille has put in place a mobility scholarship scheme known as MOB-LIL-EX. The aim of this scheme is to support projects that achieve a level of excellence through the international mobility of students from the University of Lille and partner universities. The link to application forms can be obtained from the relevant department/faculty/laboratory. Students registered at or hosted by the University of Lille as part of a mobility programme are eligible to apply.

For more information, see the academic component brochure and the research component brochure.

You can also send an email to moblilexuniv-lillefr or contact your department/faculty/laboratory for information.

Procedures and timetable of calls for applications:
May 2021:

  • Link to application forms obtainable from the relevant department/faculty/laboratory
  • Application forms to be sent to the relevant unit (dates set by departments)
  • Applications ranked by the department to be sent to the International mobility department (deadline: 25/05/2021 – 5 PM)

November 2020:

  • Link to application forms obtainable from the relevant department/faculty/laboratory
  • Application forms to be sent to the relevant unit (dates set by departments)
  • Applications ranked by the department to be sent to the International mobility department (deadline: 25/11/2020 – 5 PM)