I clearly remember the day I saw my name in the list of Eiffel Scholars. I was elated and told my friends and family straight away. I knew then, and have now realized, the numerous benefits of the said scholarship. I've been able to better immerse myself in the French culture and interact and network with other like-minded people. The housing benefits amongst others has also substantially reduced my loan burden. I can afford to buy and study better books which helps my studies too.
I would advise prospective applicants to perform well academically and participate in social and cultural events that increase their knowledge of France and Europe. Applicants must feel passionately about the Eiffel scholarship and French and European culture and try to convey this in the application essay questions.
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship has been one of the fundamental instruments that enabled me to attain my goal of studying the Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation at HEC Paris. I felt very proud and privileged when I received the letter informing me that I had been selected as a recipient of this aid. It provides me with not only financial assistance, but constant support to help me to integrate, adapt, and make the most of life in France.
Honestly, I think that if I had not received this scholarship, I would have had to postpone my master studies. Applications close in January, therefore, I encourage all the international students to make their master's application in advance so that they can be considered for the scholarship.