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3 Fulbright-Paris Seine University Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
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



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


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

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.


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.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin