Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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3 Fulbright-Paris Seine University Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Three awards of 10 months each are offered to pursue a master's degree program offered at the Paris Seine University consortium.

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.

Grant Period

10 Months

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).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Graduating college seniors 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. 

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

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 system, applicants must include "Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation" and "Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor," in relation to their language proficiency. 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

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 to fulbright.inquiries@universiteparisseine.fr

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

A full tuition waiver to the degree program is provided. Please note that, according to French law, all students are required to pay social security “sécurité sociale” rights. This is to be paid upon registration. In 2017-2018, these fees were 217 euros.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible for consideration.

Special Application Instructions

In the Fulbright online application system, Question #22 Award Name, please select Paris Seine University Award from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://fulbright-france.org/en

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.