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Master Plant Sciences

SPS Scholarships for Master students

Academic year 2023-2024

Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS)

The Saclay Plant Sciences network (SPS) offers scholarships for the best and most motivated students enrolled in the teaching programs in its perimeter, in order to compensate the cost of living in the Paris area.

The SPS perimeter includes the “Plant Sciences” program of the Integrative Biology and Physiology Master’s degree (M1 and/or M2) (Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris Cité).

General information

Up to 10 scholarships will be allocated each year.

The successful candidates will receive1:

  • in M1: 8000 euros
  • in M2: 6000 euros (to which will be added the internship stipends)

The students who are awarded a SPS scholarship in M1 and who are accepted in M2 will automatically be awarded the scholarship in M2.

Note for foreign students: 

The Université Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay) has an International Master’s Scholarship Program reserved for excellent foreign students entering France and accepted in one of the Master’s programs of the Université Paris-Saclay. This UPSaclay Scholarship Program is different from the SPS Scholarships detailed above on this page.

If eligible to the UPSaclay International Master’s Scholarship Program2 and based on excellence criteria, some candidates accepted in the “Plant Sciences” program of the Integrative Biology and Physiology Master’s degree will be proposed for a Université Paris-Saclay Scholarship by the coordinators of the Master’s program.

To be considered for the UPSaclay International Master’s Scholarship Program, foreign candidates should, therefore, apply to the Master’s program before April 18th, 2023 (midnight).

The Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarship and the SPS Scholarship for Master students are not cumulative. Foreign students wishing to apply for a SPS Scholarship are encouraged to do so. However, if they are selected under the UPSaclay International Master’s Scholarship Program, their application to the SPS Scholarships will not be considered.


  1. To be eligible for the SPS Scholarships, students must apply to one of the teaching programs in the SPS perimeter, which includes the M1 or M2 Integrative Biology and Physiology “Plant Sciences” Master’s program.
  2. Students can apply for the SPS Scholarships before receiving a response from the teaching programs. However, only students accepted to one of these programs will then be considered for the SPS Scholarship.
  3. Acceptance of a SPS Scholarship commits the students the following conditions with regard to the internship they carry out during the current academic year:

Application procedure

  1. Apply to the M1 or M2 Integrative Biology and Physiology "Plant Sciences" Master’s program
  2. Apply for the SPS Scholarship by clicking on the button below:
Submit an application

Applications must be submitted online before April 18th, 2023 (midnight).
The answers will be sent at the beginning of June at the latest.

The application consists of a single PDF file containing:

1- A cover letter justifying:

  • the choice of this Master’s program in the frame of the applicant’s career project and
  • the importance of the scholarship for enrollment in the Master’s program.

2- One to two reference letters (any application without a reference letter will not be considered).

3- The transcripts of your marks for all your years of study after your bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), as well as your rank for the current year and the previous year (if the transcripts do not indicate it).

WARNING: This does not replace your application to the Master’s program, it is only for the SPS scholarship.

Timeline 2023-2024 ENG

1SPS scholarships do not include payment of registration fees.
2See eligibility criteria on the Université Paris-Saclay website.
3IMPORTANT: The Université Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarship and the SPS Scholarship for master students cannot be cumulated.