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Horizon Excellence Scholarships : opportunities in La Reunion Island University !


The University of La Réunion's Department of International Relations (DRI) offers Horizon excellence scholarships from its own resources to study in one of the program's Masters 2 programs and obtain the Master's degree from the University of La Réunion.

This program, which is fully in line with the University of La Réunion'sregional cooperation strategy, is aimed at students from 16 partner countries in the Indian Ocean region, and more particularly at students who wish to pursue a doctoral thesis.

  • Who is eligible?

Students holding a Master 1 or 2 degree from a university in one of the program's partner countries and wishing to do a Master 2 at the University of La Réunion and then pursue a doctorate, subject to selection, under joint supervision or co-direction of a thesis with their home university.

Candidates may not already be students or graduates of the Université de La Réunion or any other French university at the time of application.

Students must have a minimum level of B2 in French at the time of application.

  • Australia is a country partner of the program!

  • Master 2 from the University of La Reunion for the Horizon Excellence scholarship:

    • Law economics and management:

      • Master business law

      • Master justice trials and proceedings

      • Master heritage law

      • Master public law

      • Master applied economics

    • Letters and human sciences

      • Master letters

      • Master anthropology

      • Master history

      • Master geography, planning, environment and development

      • Master information and communication

      • Master language sciences

      • Master foreign and regional languages, litterature and civilisations hispanic world

  • Master 2 from the University of La Reunion eligible for the program:

    • Science and technology:

      • Master computing-IT

      • Master mathematics

      • Master energy

      • Master chemistry and science of the environment

      • Master aquatic, coastal and island biology, ecology and evolution

      • Master science of the Earth, planets and the environment

    • Sciences of poeple and the environment

      • Master in biodiversity and tropical ecosystems, terrestrial pathway

      • Master city and urban environments

      • Master APAS (Physical activities adapted for health)

    • Health

      • Master biology-health


Selection takes place in two phases:

1. Candidates are selected by the pedagogical committee of the M2 for which they are applying.

2. The Excellence Scholarship Commission of the International Relations Department of the University of La Réunion selects the best students from the Indian Ocean region from the applications submitted by the pedagogical commissions, and awards them a Horizon scholarship. · Quality of academic record (honors)

· motivation

· French language skills (minimum certified level B2)

· suitability of career path for doctoral studies

· classification by the selection committee of the Master 2 applied for


Only candidates who have been selected for the Master 2 program are ranked on the main list and on the complementary list. They are informed of their ranking by e-mail by the International Relations Department as soon as possible.

Selected candidates must confirm their participation within seven days of being notified of their selection. They should therefore check their e-mail inbox regularly, including spam. As soon as they have confirmed their participation, they must begin the process of obtaining their visa and registering at the University of La Réunion.


Up to €710 per month, for 10 months (August 2024-May 2025)

Unless otherwise agreed with the French Embassies in the program's partner countries, with this scholarship the student will have to pay :

> Air ticket

> University registration and CVEC (Student life and campus contribution)

> Accommodation

> Other daily expenses (clothing, food, books, outings, etc.).


15 DECEMBER 2023

End of the application campaign for students studying in countries applying the CEF procedure (see list of countries). Applicants must specify in their application that they are applying for the Horizon Excellence Scholarship program.


Students from countries that do not apply the CEF procedure can apply via e-candidat (dates and application procedures can be viewed at: https://sco- Applicants must specify in their cover letter that they are applying for UR's Horizon excellence scholarship program.


Selection of Master 2 candidates by pedagogical committees.


Selection of Horizon Excellence Scholarship winners by the DRI Commission. Registration at the University of La Réunion.


Arrival of the winners at the University of La Réunion.



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