3 Fulbright-CY Initiative Award (CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School)
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Three awards of 10 months each are offered to pursue a master's degree program offered through the CY Initiative of Excellence.
CY Cergy Paris Université is a multidisciplinary teaching and research university located just outside of Paris, created in January 2020. It is the result of a merger of several French academic institutions: the University of Cergy-Pontoise, EISTI School of Engineering, Paris Seine University, and the close partnership of ESSEC Business School.
CY Cergy Paris Université collectively has five graduate schools, focusing on: (1) sciences, engineering, economics; (2) arts and humanities; (3) education; (4) law and political science; and (5) business and management. Students may therefore find degree programs in a wide variety of fields. It has a student body of 27,000, with 1,773 teaching and research staff.
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).
Graduating college seniors, recent graduates, and current holders of bachelor's degrees interested in a master's degree offered through CY Cergy Paris Université 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.)
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, please select CY Initiative Award (CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School) from the Award Name drop-down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
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 should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Applicants must concurrently apply to a master's degree offered at CY Cergy Paris Université. Any questions about eligible programs and application procedures may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full tuition waiver to the degree program is provided. Please note that, according to French law, all students are required to pay student fees ("contribution de vie étudiante et de campus" or CVEC) as part of enrollment. In 2022-2023, these fees were 95 euros.