Scholarships and financial aid for French students

Crous Bursaries

These needs-based bursaries are awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research to students under 28 years of age, as of the 1st September of the year of registration, depending on family situation and household income. They are managed by the CROUS. CROUS bursaries are intended to supplement support from the family and by no means replace parents’ obligations.

Financial aid for students without a Crous Bursary

Students without a CROUS bursary whose tuition fees amount to €0 after calculation for the 2022-2023 academic year will receive an annual financial aid of €400 (roughly 50% of the additional Sciences Po cost of living bursary for the CROUS level 0Bis).

This aid will be disbursed as a lump sum from September 2022 onwards provided that the student’s administrative registration is finalised. It will only be disbursed for years or semesters (50% of the amount) during which courses are attended at Sciences Po or during compulsory internship periods.

Other scholarships for French students

Intitulé Public
Aulagnon-Bettan Prize First year students at Sciences Po
Bourses Talents (formerly known as "Diversity in the Civil Service bursary (ALDIV)") Students registered at Sciences Po in competitive exam preparation for the French civil service. Students from an EU or EEA member country or Swiss nationals are eligible to apply for this bursary
Campus France (Grant Search Engine) Students who intend to study at Sciences Po at the undergraduate studies or Masters level
Fondation de France (scholarships guidebook) Students who intend to study at the undergraduate studies or Masters level
Franco-American Fulbright Commission American students who intend to carry out a Masters or Doctorate in the United States of America
Fundings from Sciences Po's Doctoral School Sciences Po's PhD students
Henri de Castries Scholarship American or French national, admitted at Sciences Po's dual BA with Columbia University or Berkeley University
Institut National du Service Public (INSP) Bursary Students registered at Sciences Po in the preparatory course for the Institut National du Service Public (INSP)
One-Year Master's Programme Scholarships A select number of outstanding students

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