Student welfare and support

Sciences Po's Student Welfare and Support Office offers:

  • information on the social coverage system and the healthcare system;
  • help with applying for housing benefit with the French governmental agency CAF;
  • one-off emergency financial assistance under certain conditions;
  • information and help for finding a student job;
  • information on all of your administrative formalities (opening a bank account for example, public transport, etc.).

The Student Welfare and Support Office works closely with:

  • The Sciences Po Health Centre
  • The Crous social workers, Sophie Roidot and Bénédicte Lacroix:
    • Ph. 01 40 46 34 34 or 01 40 46 22 95
    • Address: La Sorbonne - 1 rue Victor Cousin - Galerie Claude Bernard - Stairwell U - first floor - Office E665 and E666

The team at Sciences po will work with you to consider your specific circumstances, discuss appropriate solutions, inform you and guide you towards the available sources of support. It works in close collaboration with other Sciences Po offices and departments and can refer you to specialised services (medical, legal and academic) that can provide complementary support.

Crous specific financial aids

The Crous can grant specific financial aids intended for scholarship and non-scholarship students facing financial difficulties.

You may be able to benefit from a one-off financial aid during the academic year and in some cases, several one-off financial aids may be exceptionnaly granted during the same academic year.

Find out more about the specific financial aid provided by the Crous (fr.).

Covid-19: Emergency Financial Aid for Students

Students with financial difficulties, scholarship recipients or not, can submit a request for financial assistance of 200 euros from 12th May by filling out an application form through the Crous website (FR).

This financial assistance can be combined with other financial aids and concerns:

  • Students registered on an undergraduate or graduate programme in a higher education establishment, scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders, impacted financially due to the health crisis as a result of the loss of a student job (from 32 hours per month, or 8 hours per week) or a paid internship. students registered on an undergraduate or graduate programme in a higher education establishment, scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders, impacted financially due to the health crisis as a result of the loss of a student job (from 32 hours per month, or 8 hours per week) or a paid internship.
  • French overseas students registered on an undergraduate or graduate programme, scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders, who have stayed in mainland France and who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the distance between mainland France and the overseas department or territory.

National telephone number for emergency aid and support

In order to better inform students about specific financial aids and the different adminnistrative formalities, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the National Center for University and School Works (CNOUS) have created a unique telephone number: 0 806 000 278, open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00, price of an un-taxed local call.

An advisor will be on hand to offer advice regarding the different help and support you can benefit from and explain how you can request it from your local Crous.

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