Financial Aid

If you are looking for funding sources to support your EMJMD TPTI project, we recommend that you first look for national sources of funding in your home country. Contact your relevant ministries for information, as well as the embassies of France, Italy or Portugal. We make available to students a list of possible scholarships by nationality. Please contact us to develop a financing plan for your studies (


French government scholarships

Few foreign students (about 22,000 each year) benefit from scholarships awarded by France. These are primarily intended for PhD  students. The aid is set up and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are then managed by the Egide (the association that organizes the reception and stay of foreign students) and the CNOUS (National Center for Academic and Academic Works), a public body that deals with students. More than 80% of the grants are awarded under the cooperation programs negotiated between the French embassies and foreign governments. Other aid is allocated under specific programs, such as the doctor's scholarship or the "Major" scholarship, which is aimed at former students of French high schools abroad.


Scholarship on social criteria

In addition to these exceptional scholarships, the French government issues grants based on social criteria, that is to say the resources of the student and his family. Ask for a student social file (DSE) between the 15th of February and the 30th of April preceding the start of the school year at the service of the CROUS scholarships (the Cnous of your region).

Can you get a scholarship on social criteria? The "number of charge points" must be calculated. Depending on your number of charge points and the overall gross income of your parents, you will be ranked in a level of 0 to 6. Only CROUS have qualified to rank students in these levels.

Rights provided by this scholarship. Depending on your charge points and your parents' income, you will be ranked in one of six existing levels:

- Level 0 students (corresponding to the highest income) are not eligible for a CROUS grant, but can obtain an exemption from university fees in public institutions and the payment of student social security contributions.

- students in grades 1 to 6 receive an annual grant of:

level 1 = 1525 €

level 2 = 2298 €

level 3 = 2945 €

level 4 = 3590 €

level 5 = 4122 €

level 6 = 4370 €


Bilateral programs

Scholarships are made available under bilateral assistance programs between France and foreign governments or under an annual scholarship program. The fields of study are identified in each agreement and generally correspond to the needs expressed by the foreign partner. Many grants are jointly funded. Information on these scholarships can be obtained from the cultural services of the French Embassy in your country, or from the French consulate.


Campus France Scholarships


Scholarships awarded by your country of origin

These are the scholarships you are most likely to get. In fact, the majority of foreign students receive money from their country. The impossibility of pursuing higher education in one's own territory (for example, because the training concerned is not offered or there is no quality institution providing it) is one of the situations taken into account for the award of financial aid. You can also get merit scholarships or say "on social criteria". Check with your Ministry of Education and / or your home institution. If you have obtained one of these scholarships, notify your embassy once arrived on French soil. She is in charge of her award.


International Scholarships

Fellowships from international organizations such as the UN, UNESCO or WHO are primarily awarded to PhD or research students who have applied in their country. Unesco publishes a scholarship guide, Study abroad, to be ordered from See also the special page on the Egide website. Do not forget the scholarships awarded by the Commission of the European Union, if you are European. Inquire at your university and on the website

See also: other foundations and associations:






EDF Foundation


Bill & Melinda Gates foundation



Aga Khan Development Network


General search engines to find scholarships and financial aid

European Youth Portal Desk: the Funding Search page provides easy access to information on the funding programs of the Eurodesk database, where different types of programs are collected: European Community funding programs, national programs, internships in European and international institutions, scholarships and various competitions / awards. the site provides a range of useful information for students and links to programs, universities and national agencies.

ScholarshipPortal: the site provides information on scholarships offered by national and regional authorities, as well as private sources of funding.

Scholarships for development

European database PLOTEUS

European database Study in Europe

The World Bank

Advance Africa.Com

American Association of University Women, Career Development Grant

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