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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. 

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U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.

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3 Fulbright-CY Cergy Paris 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 CY Cergy Paris University.

CY Cergy Paris University 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 reputable 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 University 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. It 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.

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.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Mandatory

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 at CY Cergy Paris University 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

Applicants must concurrently apply to a master's degree offered by CY Cergy Paris University. 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 student fees ("contribution de vie étudiante et de campus" or CVEC) as part of enrollment. In 2019-2020, these fees were 91 euros.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible for consideration.

Special Application Instructions

In the Fulbright online application, please select CY Cergy Paris University Award from the Award Name 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