Published on April 29, 2022 Updated on July 13, 2022
on the 11 April 2022

Université Lumière Lyon 2 keeps on attracting excellent international students. This year, we welcome two winners of the Eiffel scholarship program to our campuses.

The winners of the 2022 edition

This year, all the applications submitted by the institution were at a Master's level. Two Cambodian students stood out among all the candidates : Sodalin Tan and Davann Pora. They are graduates of the Law and Economics and Management degree program relocated at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. In the upcoming academic year, the two winners will enter the first year of the Social law Master’s degree specialized in the International Mobility of Workers at the Institute of Labour Studies (IETL), and the first year of Private law Master’s degree specialized in Contracts, Sports and Cultural Events Law at the Julie-Victoire Daubié Faculty of Law.

Tan Sodalin
« I am keen to develop my understanding of the French system in order to export it, as much as possible, to Cambodia. Thanks to these lessons, I will be able to compare our legal systems in order to make good use of them in my future job».
Sodalin Tan

The admission of these students benefiting from the Eiffel scholarship to our courses is the result of a joint effort between our teams and our foreign partners. It demonstrates our University's commitment to train the talents of tomorrow," explains Marie-Cécile Escande-Varniol as the head of the Master's degree in Social Law and she will welcome one of the winners into her course.

« It is to our delight that this Cambodian student was chosen for obtaining an Eiffel scholarship. Beyond the recognition that this nomination represents for the winner, this success is also the reward for decades of efforts made by Lyon 2 University for the academic cooperation with Cambodia. The Master in Social Law has been welcoming Cambodian students to the IETL for twenty years, at the rate of one or two per year. Most of them now hold important positions in Cambodia, either in ministries or mainly in lawyers' or notaries' offices. Many of them were laureates of the Eiffel scholarships. »
Marie-Cécile Escande-Varniol
The Eiffel scholarship program
Funded by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Eiffel scholarship aims to attract the best international students to French higher education institutions. In addition to a monthly stipend and among other things, students receive a grant to cover the costs of travelling to France from their home country. The Eiffel program gives priority to applicants from emerging countries in four main fields of study, including law, economics and management, and political science.
Each year, our university launches a call for applications from international students and then selects the best entries and submits them to Campus France. The organisation is in charge of the program, their committee of experts assess the applications received.

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