University of Paris-Saclay: IDEX International Master’s Scholarships 2024/2025 (Fully Funded)

March 25, 2024

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University of Paris-Saclay: IDEX International Master's Scholarships.

University of Paris-Saclay: IDEX International Master's Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

The University of Paris-Saclay announces the availability of fully funded International Master’s Scholarships IDEX for the academic year 2024/2025. Open to international students across all disciplines, these scholarships aim to support exceptional individuals in pursuing Master’s level programs at the University of Paris-Saclay. Valued at €10,000 per year and covering a duration of 10 consecutive months, the scholarships also provide support for travel and visa expenses, up to €1,000. Candidates must meet specific eligibility criteria, including admission to a Master’s program at the University of Paris-Saclay, and adhere to the application deadline of April 30, 2024. The selection process involves evaluation by a jury of university experts based on academic records and personal projects. For further details and application information, please read the information down below.

Degree Level:

University of Paris-Saclay: IDEX International Master’s Scholarships 2024/2025 (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Masters level programs at University of Paris-Saclay.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

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Scholarship Benefits:

Scholarship Value:

  • €10,000 per year: This amount is paid directly by Université Paris-Saclay.
  • Duration: Covers the academic year, typically lasting 10 consecutive months (September to June).

Travel and Visa Expenses:

  • Up to €1,000: Depending on your home country, you may be eligible for additional funding to cover travel and visa costs.
  • Payment Timing: Scholarship funds and any travel support will be disbursed only after you arrive in France and successfully enroll in your admitted program.
  • No Advance Payments: Unfortunately, the scholarship cannot be paid in advance.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

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Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Université Paris-Saclay Master’s Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to a Master’s program at Université Paris-Saclay offered by one of these institutions: AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec, ENS Paris-Saclay, INSTN-CEA, IOGS, UEVE, UPSaclay, UVSQ.
  • Fall under one of these categories:
    1. A newly arrived international student, 30 years old or younger during the application year.
    2. A foreign national who has been in France for less than a year and is not currently enrolled in a program leading to a qualification (including internships).
    3. A foreign national who has been in France for less than a year and is taking language courses (type FFL).
    4. A student who previously participated in a non-degree granting mobility program in France (e.g., Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees, exchange programs).

Who is not eligible?

The scholarship is not available to:

  • Students currently enrolled in or who have previously been enrolled in a French higher education institution (except international students enrolled in a French institution abroad).
  • Students who have interrupted their studies for more than 3 consecutive years.
  • Students receiving other scholarships or funding exceeding €650 per month.

Bonus for Refugee Students

Université Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with UNHCR and MEnS association (Migrants in Higher Education), offers a bonus system for scholarship applications from refugees or students with subsidiary protection status.

If you fall under this category, be sure to mention it in your application statement of purpose.

Application Procedure:

Scholarship Selection and Timeline

Important: Admission to a Master’s program doesn’t guarantee a scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • A jury of university experts evaluates applicants based on:
    • Academic record
    • Personal project
    • (For M2 students) Motivation for a thesis at a Paris-Saclay lab

Key Dates:

  • April 30, 2024: Program director selects scholarship candidates.
  • May 3, 2024: Deadline for scholarship application (if selected by program director).
  • May 7, 2024: Deadline for reference letters and application closure.
  • End of June 2024: Scholarship results announced.

Application Process (if invited):

  1. You’ll receive an email with a link to the online application form.
  2. Provide contact details for two referees to submit recommendation letters.
  3. Referees will receive a link to complete online recommendation forms.
  4. Your application is complete once both recommendations are submitted.


  • Ensure both referees submit letters by the deadline.
  • Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline are rejected.

Internship and Scholarship:

  • Research internships must be done at a Paris-Saclay lab (scholarship suspended otherwise).
  • Company internships must be in France (scholarship suspended if exceeding €700/month).


  • All applicants are notified of the jury’s decision by email.
  • You have 8 days to accept or decline the scholarship offer.