CROUS grants

If you have limited resources, you may be eligible for a grant based on social criteria to help finance your studies. See the conditions.

To be eligible for a Crous scholarship, you must satisfy these conditions

  • You are enrolled in an initial training course in France
  • You are enrolled in a public or private training program that qualifies for this scholarship (check with the institution for details)
  • You are following a full-time course of study (not alternating, for example)
If you are European (European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland)
In addition to the conditions mentioned above, you must :
  • have held a job in France, full-time or part-time, as an employee or not,
  • or justify that one of your managers has received income in France.
You are of another nationality
You must:
  • have refugee status recognized by Ofpra,
  • or benefit from the subsidiary protection granted by Ofpra,
  • or be a holder of a temporary resident card or a resident card and,
  • be domiciled in France for at least 2 years,
  • and certify a tax residence in France for at least 2 years,
  • or be Andorran, previously enrolled in a French high school in the principality.

Apply for a grant
The Dossier Social Étudiant (DSE) combines the grant application and accommodation application. Applications should be made online between January and May.

After this date, you can still apply for a grant. Your application will be examined and processed, but payment of the grant may consequently be delayed.

If you are having difficulties filling out your application, iCampus - Welcome Center will help you complete it.

NB. For healthcare and social service faculties, grants are managed by the Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes region.
Apply for annual support from the CROUS

If you do not meet the criteria for the award of CROUS grants and accommodation, and are experiencing financial difficulties, you can request an annual allowance.

The annual allowance is a grant paid monthly for applicants that do not meet the criteria of the Dossier Social Etudiant, for a period of 10 months.

Published on October 14, 2020