The Ministry of Culture allocates financial support to students of Higher Education Culture.
Grants based on social criteria
The Ministry of Culture allocates higher education grants based on social criteria to improve the conditions of study and contribute to the success of students.
The Ministry of Culture’s Social Criteria Higher Education Grants are intended to promote access to higher education, improve study conditions and contribute to student success. They enable students in higher education (ESC) to benefit from the same arrangements as all students. Grants based on social criteria are awarded to students facing material difficulties that do not allow them to undertake or pursue higher education.
Grants based on social criteria are awarded according to the same criteria as those in force at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Divided into 8 stages (from 0bis to 7), these grants are allocated for ten months according to the resources and expenses of the parents or legal guardian. The amounts of the levels from 0bis to 7 are subject to revaluation at each new academic year.
Grants based on social criteria are complementary to that of the family, but cannot be a substitute for the support obligation which imposes on parents to ensure the maintenance of their children, even if they are not able to support themselves.
The student must also meet the various criteria listed in the annual circular on the procedures for awarding grants on social criteria and merit grants in higher education institutions authorised to award a diploma under the Ministry of Culture and approved or authorised schools or training centres. See circular:
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This support is granted to grant holders on social criteria who obtained the Very Good rating at the last session of the Baccalaureate. The aid is paid during the 3 years of licence (or equivalent). You do not have to take any steps to collect this aid. The list of graduates who have had the mention TB is transmitted by the rector. The annual amount of merit assistance in 2022-2023 is €900 (paid on 9 monthly instalments).
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The specific annual culture grant is a scheme reserved for students under an institution of the Ministry of Culture. It may be awarded to them, after a refusal of grant on social criteria, in the following cases:
- Students in a situation of proven autonomy who no longer benefit from the material support of their parents;
- The student in family breakdown;
- Students returning to school after 28 years;
- The student living alone in France;
- Student raised by a family member without a court decision.
This aid is allocated, after examination of the situation, by the social service of the CROUS concerned. Any particular difficulty not foreseen above may give rise to the payment of specific annual aid, if the Social Committee deems it legitimate.
The specific annual culture grant is the equivalent of a grant on social criteria (same step). It thus allows the exemption of registration fees in eligible schools and the contribution of student and campus life (CVEC).
The application for a grant based on social criteria and/or the Culture Specific Annual Grant (ASAAC) is made each year using the student social file, electronically, by logging in to the digital portal www.etudiant.gouv.fr, heading www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.en/envole/
Mobility of grant holders is subject to certain criteria
Students shall continue to benefit from their social criteria grant when they continue their studies abroad if they are admitted, on their application and with the approval of the authorities responsible for their studies, to continue their studies at a higher education institution authorized by the Ministry of Culture located in another Member State of the Council of Europe having ratified the Europe Agreement of 12 December 1969 on the continued payment of grants to students pursuing their studies abroad. In order to be entitled to a scholarship on social criteria, the student must also have begun his graduate studies at an institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture.
Support for international mobility
International Mobility Assistance is intended for a student at an ESC institution who wishes to follow a higher education abroad as part of an exchange program or to complete an international internship. This training or internship must be part of his curriculum.
It is granted to students receiving a higher education grant from the Ministry of Culture on the basis of social criteria or to students receiving a specific annual culture grant under the specific grants scheme. The student must also prepare a national diploma under the competence of the ministry responsible for culture.
International mobility assistance is 400€/month. The duration of the student’s assisted stay abroad may not be less than two months or more than nine consecutive months. During the whole of his graduate studies, the student may not benefit from a cumulative mobility aid exceeding nine months.