To support yourself during your studies in France, you may be eligible for scholarships, the origin of which depends on the terms of your mobility.
Is your home university a partner of the UPJV, via an exchange programme (Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, ISEP, BCI) or a bilateral agreement ?
You may be eligible for a scholarship specific to the chosen mobility programme.
Contact your university's International Relations Department to find out more !
French and foreign governments, local authorities, companies, foundations, associations, higher education institutions... Many organisations offer mobility grants to students wishing to study in France and Europe.
The Campus France scholarship search engine
Campus France has created a directory, "Campus bourse", which lists existing scholarship programmes. Its search engine allows you to easily find the scholarship programmes that correspond to your profile:
Filter your search by nationality, field and level of study
In addition to a deposit, landlords ask for a security deposit equivalent to one month's rent.
It is paid when you move into the accommodation and you get it back in full when you leave, except in the case of damage to the accommodation. It is then used to reimburse the landlord for any repairs he or she may have to make.
Action Logement offers a zero-interest loan to advance the security deposit. This is the "LOCA-PASS" advance, which is available to international students provided they are employed.
The French government provides financial aid for housing to people with low incomes, subject to certain conditions. This housing assistance, which is available to internationals, is paid by the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF) (Family Allowances Find).
International students and staff are eligible for housing benefit. It can be paid:
for accommodation in a university residence
for a flat or house rented from a private landlord
The allocation of housing benefit is not automatic. You must meet the means test set by the CAF and apply online at the CAF website, attaching a list of documents, including:
Proof of identity (national identity card or passport)
Your birth certificate with a certified translation into French
If you are a citizen of the European Union
proof of registration at the University
your European Health Insurance Card
If you are non-European
a residence permit valid for at least the duration of your academic year
proof of registration with the student social security system
After studying your application, if you are entitled to it, the CAF will pay you your grant within 3 months, the amount of which is calculated according to your family and financial situation.
Please note! This benefit is not retroactive. You are strongly advised to apply as soon as possible, even if your residence permit has not yet been validated.
If you are an individual mobility student, you can get help from the advisors at the "Welcome to France" one-stop reception desk. This is held every academic year between September and October. Contact: email@example.com
If you are a student enrolled in an exchange programme, our mobility advisors can help you with this process. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an individual mobility student, you can get help from the advisors present at the one-stop reception desk when you arrive at the UPJV. This is held every academic year between September and October. Contact: email@example.com