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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

France

3 Fulbright-CY Cergy Paris University Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

Three awards of 10 months each are offered to pursue a master's degree program offered through the CY Initiative of Excellence.

CY Initiative of Excellence brings together CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School, to create one of the 17 French Universities of Excellence, selected by the French government.  

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. 

Grant Period
September Start

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.

 Grant Length: 10 months.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

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).

Candidate Profile

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
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, applicants must include the Language Self-Evaluation and 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
No affiliation letter required

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 fulbright.inquiries@cyu.fr

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition covered in grant benefits

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 2020-2021, these fees were 92 euros.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact