Rene Seydoux Scholarship in France

Created with the support of the Fondation de France, the Seydoux scholarship commemorates the memory of René Seydoux and his commitment to dialogue in the Mediterranean region. The scholarship is open to citizens and/or residents in ten countries located in the expanded Mediterranean Basin allowing those who wish to study at Sciences Po at the graduate level.

The Seydoux scholarship is designed for students who are able to demonstrate a real interest in relations between Mediterranean countries.

Benefits of the Rene Seydoux Scholarship

Successful students will receive a scholarship amounting to €10,000 per year for the duration of the Master’s programme. The scholarship covers partial tuition.

Eligibility for the Rene Seydoux Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, and social criteria as well as the criteria listed below:

  • Candidates must be a resident and citizen of one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
  • Candidates must be accepted to one of Sciences Po’s Master’s programmes

Only students who are first-time applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply

Candidates must first apply to study at Sciences Po and indicate their selected programme of study. Applications must be made on Sciences Po’s Admissions website including all supporting documents requested for the Emile Boutmy scholarship application. 

In parallel to the Sciences Po Admissions application process online, an email with your application file for the René Seydoux Scholarship must be sent to with the subject title “Application 2022/2023 Seydoux Scholarship”.


Required Documents

Your application must include the following documents; any application missing elements requested below will not be reviewed or considered:

  • Cover letter outlining motivations for interest or previous experience in actions that aim to promote and bring closer together Mediterranean people in social, cultural, or scientific spheres
  • Any other evidence attesting to the candidate’s motivation (recommendation letter, evidence of voluntary work, personal work, etc.)

The deadline for the Seydoux Scholarship is the 3rd of January 2022 (23:59 French time) for Master’s students.

Visit the Official Website to access the application form.


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