Graduating college seniors and current holders of bachelor's degrees
3 awards granted
10 months in France
Paris Seine University was established in 2015 to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among its 15 member institutions on degree programs, student life, research, international strategy, and partnerships. This gathering aims to be identified among the dozen French academic institutions for its capacity to become a world-class university, recognized for the quality of its research focusing on fields of excellence, and also for the quality of its education and its integration in the socio-economic fabric. The Paris Seine University includes the Cergy-Pontoise University, ESSEC Business School, engineering schools, and schools of art and architecture. Its research laboratories cover a wide range of fields, from bioengineering to information technology, arts and heritage, education, law, mathematics, cosmetics, and sport health science. Paris Seine University collectively has a student body of 37,000, with 2,700 teaching and research staff, with campuses located along the suburbs to the west of Paris.
Grants will generally begin on September 1 through June 30 for university attendance. They may be renewed for a second year of studies, conditional upon results.
Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).
Applications for the 2020-2021 grants due by October 8, 2019.
Graduating college seniors, recent graduates, and current holders of bachelor's degrees interested in a master's degree offered at the Paris Seine University consortium are eligible to apply. All master's programs that potentially lead to doctoral studies are eligible. (There is no expectation that students will continue on to the doctoral level, although they are more than welcome to explore that possibility.)
Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible.
French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. Sponsored language courses are not offered by the Fulbright program in France. In the Fulbright online application, applicants must include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
Applicants must concurrently apply to a master's degree offered by the Paris Seine University consortium. Any questions about eligible programs and application procedures may be addressed firstname.lastname@example.org.