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Undergraduate scholarship: how to apply


COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP. The university scholarship is means-tested aid. Here are the criteria and fixed amounts.

To be eligible for the Undergraduate Scholarship, public education students must apply online on the dedicated Educonnect platform. The Ministry of Education provides a user manual. Through this portal, it is possible to obtain the tax data necessary to process the application without the need to attach documents.

For private higher education students, an application must be completed using the Cerfa 12539 form and then submitted to the secretariat of the higher education institution where the child (or children, if applicable) is registered. A photocopy of a tax or non-tax notice and a bank account must be attached to the form.

In general, this file must be submitted until mid-October after the beginning of the school year (end of October for students registered for Cned).

The Ministry of Education provides parents of university students with a simulator to calculate how much scholarship they can claim. Three pieces of information are required: the number of minor or disabled children, the number of single adult children and the reference tax income.

The simulator then indicates the number of charging points corresponding to the family situation, the income ceiling that must not be exceeded in order to receive a scholarship at the beginning of the 2022 school year, the level to which the schoolboy belongs, the annual amount of the scholarship and, for the students concerned, the annual amount of the boarding allowance.

Any parent of a child enrolled in a public or private college or in distance education can apply for a college scholarship from the National Center for Distance Education (CNED) at the same level. The payment of this allowance is subject to a means test. In addition, it is conditional on the student’s regular attendance: in case of unexcused cumulative absence of more than fifteen days, or repeated absences, the director may withhold all or part of the paid amount.

The college scholarship scales are set according to the number of children and resource ceilings (as shown on the tax assessment). The quarterly amount for 2022-2023 calculated based on income in 2021 and the number of dependent children listed on the 2022 tax assessment is as follows:

Number of dependent children Annual income 2021 Quarterly scholarship amounts 2022-20223
1 Less than €3,042 €153
From 3,042 to 8,622 euros €98
From 8,622 to 15,951 euros €35
2 Less than €3,744 €153
From 3,744 to 10,613 euros €98
From 10,613 to 19,632 euros €35
3 Less than €4,446 €153
From 4,446 to 12,602 euros €98
From 12,602 to 23,313 euros €35
4 Less than €5,149 €153
From €5.49 to €14,593 €98
From 14,593 to 26,993 EUR €35
5 Less than €5,851 €153
From 5,851 to 16,582 euros €98
From 16,582 to 30,675 euros €35
6 Less than €6,553 €153
From 6,553 to 18,572 euros €98
From 18,572 to 34,356 euros €35
7 Less than €7,255 €153
From 7,255 to 20,563 euros €98
From 20,563 to 38,037 euros €35
8 or more Less than €7,957 €153
From 7,957 to 22,552 euros €98
From 22,552 to 41,718 euros €35

In the case of an application for a university scholarship for the year 2022-2023, the annual resource ceilings will be those listed in the 2022 tax notice, set for income in 2021. Their amount is:

  • 15,951 euros for 1 dependent child
  • 19,632 euros for 2 dependent children
  • 23,313 euros for 3 dependent children
  • 26,993 euros for 4 dependent children
  • 30,675 euros for 5 dependent children
  • 34,356 euros for 6 dependent children
  • 38,037 euros for 7 dependent children
  • 41,718 euros for 8 or more dependent children.

When is the university scholarship paid? The deadline for the payment of the university scholarship is set at the beginning of each semester after deducting any costs for half-board or meals.

The quarterly amount of the university scholarship can be 35, 98 or 153 euros, depending on the situation. To get the total amount of aid for the year, simply multiply the amount by three.

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