Grants to study in France

Do you want to discover France and improve your French during the Summer ?

Apply to our Youth International Meetings program

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Each year, the French Cultural Services in the United States offer nearly 50 Youth International Meetings grants, allowing Americans aged 18 to 25 to spend 9 to 15 days in France.

This year, the French Consulate in Boston gives the opportunity to young Americans to discover the well-known Avignon Theater festival.

All expenses (accomodation, meals and activities) are paid by the French government, including the cost of airfare.

For further information on this program, please visit Frenchculture.

Would you like to teach English in a French school ?

Apply to the teaching assistant program!

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About 1500 teaching assistant opportunities are available each year for people between 20 and 30 years old. This program will allow them to complete their studies with a professional teaching experience in a French school.

The teaching assistants provide about 12 hours per week of English lessons to primary, middle school students or teacher training students (IUFM).

Teaching assistants can teach in every part of France and receive a monthly stipend of € 780. This program is for young Americans who have at least 2 years of undergraduate education.

You can read about Hannah’s experience working as a teaching assistant in Redon, Bretage in 2005.

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For further information on this program, please visit French Culture.

Are you a PhD student looking for financial aid to study in France?

Check out our Chateaubriand Scholarships!

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Chateaubriand Scholarships are intended for American students who wish to spend a year of research in France. Students enroll in a French university or laboratory to conduct their research.

The Chateaubriand scholarships are available for students of Science and of Social Sciences.

For further information on the Social Sciences Chateaubriand scholarship and to download an application form, please click here.

For further information on the Scientific Chateaubriand scholarship and to download an application form, please click here.

Would you like to spend a year of doctoral research in France?

Check out our Eiffel Scholarships!

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In 2005, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the scholarship program : Eiffel doctorat, to help highly qualified student pursuing a PhD.

This program gives student the opportunity to spend a year in France (preferably students in the second or third year of preparing their thesis).

Students will stay for 10 months (the average desired length of stay). Renewing is not possible.

This scholarship provides a monthly stipend of €1400, with other forms of compensation such as round trip airfare, health insurance, cultural activities.

For further information on this program and to download an application form, please visit Eiffel doctorate.

Would you like to do scientific research in a French laboratory?

Check out the grant program of the Institut Pasteur!


These grants are for postgraduate American students who wish to participate in a research program (3 years minimum) in a Institut Pasteur laboratory in Paris.

For further information, please visit Pasteur Foundation.

Are you looking for other student grants in France ?


The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange helps to develop amical and cooperative links between France and the United States with educational exchanges.

The Fulbright foundation offers grants to French and American students, young professionals and researchers.

For further information about its programs, please visit Fulbright France.

Last modified on 18/01/2019

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