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Scholarship program

COPERNIC, a unique training and field experience opportunity

You are thinking about a business and management career? If you are a young graduate from a university based in Central or Eastern Europe, the CIS, Turkey, Albania, Egypt or Tunisia, think COPERNIC.

Air Liquide, partner of the program since 1990

The COPERNIC program is a public-private partnership between public authorities, French university-level higher education institutions and French companies. Air Liquide is a partner of the program since its launch in 1990.

Designed for high level students, the COPERNIC program includes training courses in partner institutions over a 6-month period from October to March. Among the covered subjects are finance, employment law, marketing strategy, mathematics, accounting etc. Keynotes and visits are also organized depending on opportunities. This part is followed by a 6-months internship between April and September.

Ready to apply?

To enter the COPERNIC program, young graduates must:

  • Be nationals from Central and Eastern European countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Turkey, Albania, Egypt or Tunisia
  • Hold a Master's 2 or equivalent degree
  • Not have previously received a French government grant
  • Be under 30 years old
  • Be fluent in French and English

COPERNIC post Master’s is validated by Sciences Po (Institut des Etudes Politiques), Mines ParisTech and the Collège des Ingénieurs.

Learn more on the Collège des Ingénieurs website