EFEO Field Scholarships

The École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) awards scholarships to research students tenable for periods of research in an EFEO Centre in Asia.


  • Funding type: forfeit allowance.
  • Amount: a monthly stipend varying between 700 and 1 360 € according to the academic level of the applicant (MA or PhD student) and the country of field research in Asia.
  • Duration: 1 to 6 months.

NB MA students are eligible for field research scholarships not exceeding two months


  • Discipline: research in humanities or social sciences applied to the history and civilizations of Asia.
  • Qualifications: applicants must hold a BA, MA degree or a recognized equivalent qualification.
  • Languages: good command of the language(s) required to successfully complete the field research project, as well as a working knowledge of French.
  • Area: scholarships are tenable in EFEO Centres in Asia. 


Application documents comprise:

  • a cover letter addressed to the Director of the EFEO stating the objectives of the requested field study, specifying the dates of the projected period of research, the EFEO Centre concerned, as well as any ongoing funding and parallel scholarship application,
  • a detailed description of the research project (1-5 pages) including a work schedule and a budget,
  • a curriculum vitae with copies of degrees and certificates,
  • a letter of recommendation by the applicant's thesis director or research supervisor,
  • a photocopy of a valid ID and a a photocopy of the student card (to be sent by mail to the EFEO, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France)

To submit an application

Once registered you can log in and out at any time to complete your application until you click "Submit your application". No application can be received after the application deadline.
You will be asked to upload the supporting documents in PDF format.

Questions or problems regarding the application materials or procedures should be directed to allocations.terrain@efeo.net or by phone at (0033) 1 53 70 18 60.

Deadlines for applications

  • 31 March 2018 (included), for scholarships tenable between 1 July and 31 December 2018

NB Candidates may be awarded up to two scholarships for a total duration not exceeding 9 months

Next period of application coming this autumn, please check on regularly the website

Successful candidates must

  • Bear the cost of local accommodation while working in EFEO Centres.
  • Being able to provide a proof of adequate health insurance coverage.
  • Cover their travel costs.
  • Submit a report of 10-15 pages with an abstract not exceeding 150 words on the results of their field research. The report must be submitted in electronic format within one month after completion of the scholarship. It should be addressed to the Director of the EFEO at direction@efeo.net and to the head of the host Centre in Asia. The abstracts are published in the annual report of the EFEO.
Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 6th November Yoon Hyong-jin (Asiatic Research Institue, Korea University) is speaking on "Community Organizations in the Colonial East Asia and its legacy: Focused on 'Baojia'".

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2018

The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 15th of October 2017
New publication

The fourth volume of the Epigraphy and Oral Sources of Peking Temple - A Social History of an Empire Capital programme carried out by the EFEO with the support of the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Peking Normal University is published.

Marianne Bujard (吕敏), éd., Ju Xi, Guan Xiaojing 關笑晶, Wang Minqing 王敏慶, Lei Yang 雷陽, Beijing neicheng simiao beike zhi 北京内城寺廟碑刻志 (Temples et stèles de Pékin), vol. 4, 2 t., 916 p., Péking, Guojia tushuguan 國家圖書館出版社 (National Library), 2017. READ MORE
International symposium ''Calendriers d’Europe et d’Asie''
Paris, France,

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October 2017, the International symposium "Calendrier d'Europe et d'Asie" is organized by Alain Arrault (EFEO), Olivier Guyotjeannin (ENC) and Perrine Mane (CRH)

École nationale des chartes, 65 rue de richelieu, Paris 2e - salle Léopold-Delisle

Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France,

On Thursday 5th October Chen Hsi-yuan (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica) is speaking on "The many faces of the prison god in late Imperial China".

4 to 6 p.m (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris