Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Term: Academic Year

Funds select American students to pursue a master’s degree at Sciences Po in Paris, France

The next application deadline is Nov 1, 2021
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The Michel David-Weill Foundation created this scholarship to encourage exceptional American students to pursue their graduate education at Sciences Po, an international research university which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French.

The Michel David-Weill scholarship funds select American students to pursue a master’s degree at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris. It covers the full cost of attendance at Sciences Po, along with a stipend for living and travel expenses, housing and books during a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po.


Candidates for this fellowship must:

  • Be U.S. citizens enrolled with senior status;
  • Have at least a 3.7 GPA;
  • Be between the ages of 19 and 25 when taking up the scholarship, and
  • Must apply for admission to a master’s degree program at Sciences Po (including a TCF or DALF French language test score for those wishing to pursue a bilingual track or French track at Sciences Po; no French language score is required for English track programs).

All degrees are eligible, except for the master’s degree in public affairs and executive training courses. The Michel David-Weill Foundation encourages applications related to economics.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and capacity for critical analysis as well as demonstrated history of leadership and a proven commitment to community.

A special note: students of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University are not eligible for this fellowship. (But, might consider the Emile Boutmy Scholarship!)

University nomination

Columbia University may nominate one candidate for consideration each year. Current seniors in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College are eligible. The internal campus competition places students into consideration for nomination. Students may not apply directly for this fellowship without first having been nominated.

Fact Sheet

Social Sciences
Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Internal deadline