Social assistance and grants

If you encounter a difficulty, whatever its nature, we invite you to speak first with your teachers, your pedagogical secretaries or a representative of the administration.

Other services have been set up for specific situations:

CROUS social services

The CROUS social service aims to help students make the most of their studies and learn to live independently in the best possible conditions.
Social workers are bound by professional secrecy. They are responsible for dealing with all the social problems (economic, family, health, guidance) that students may encounter.

Students who find themselves in a particularly difficult financial situation can contact the CROUS social service (only on appointmentSocial workers: Elodie Cordente

Hannah Arendt Campus

Avignon local office / South Building, 1st floor
Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm, by appointment only

Jean-Henri Fabre Campus
CERI - health and social space
Open every Thursday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm, by appointment (online only)

>>> Book an appointment online :

Aide spécifique allocation ponctuelle (ASAP) - CROUS
Introduced from the start of the 2008 academic year, this assistance replaces study allowances and the one-off emergency assistance allowance. It is designed to respond to specific situations, in particular: financial distress, proven financial independence from the family, resumption of studies. An allocation committee decides on the amount of aid on the basis of the student's file. For further information, contact CROUS
FSDIE - Individual grants
The FSDIE can provide occasional assistance to students in difficulty, based on an application to the CROUS social worker.
Information from CROUS.


Grants - Student Social File

Students are eligible for a grant based on social criteria (Bachelor's/Master's, 1st and 2nd cycle courses) subject to certain conditions:
  • nationality ;
  • resources ;
  • age ;
  • exam success ;
  • Attendance at lessons, practical work and practical sessions (tests carried out).
Le Student Social File The application must therefore include the latest tax notice, documents proving the family situation, proof of schooling and proof of schooling for siblings. Other documents may be required, particularly if the family income has fallen sharply and durably.

Scholarships based on social criteria range from €1,389 to €3,921 and are tax-free.

In addition to a grant based on social criteria, a student can receive two supplementary grants, one for merit (Merit Aid: €1,800/year) and the other for international mobility (International Mobility Aid: €400/month). For the latter, students must submit an application to their institution's international relations department.
Applications are made by Student Social File. You can only register for the Dossier Social Etudiant (Student Social File) by on the website the Crous of the academy in which you are currently enrolled, even if you are applying from outside the academy. At the end of your application, you will be given a connection number and a file number. Write them down carefully. Your application will then be sent directly to your home address.

The answer usually arrives in July. Please note that registration is only possible between 15 January and 15 May.

The Student Social File is the procedure that enables students to apply for a grant and/or accommodation in CROUS halls of residence from the same file.

  • This application must be submitted online, by logging on to the CROUS Aix-Marseille website between 15 January and 15 May.
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Regional stock exchange

Each region can award grants to students. This is the case for the PACA region, on the basis of projects linked to regional development.

Information on PACA Regional Council website and from the Research and Development Department secretariat.

Merit-based aid

As well as being stock exchange or in receipt of aspecific annual supportyou need :

  • have obtained the "very good" mention in the last session of the baccalauréat
  • or have already received it the previous year
You do not need to make any specific application for merit-based aid. It is paid in addition to the grant based on social criteria, which is applied for via the EHR.

  • The amount for 2023/2024 is €900, paid in 9 monthly instalments from October to June.

Other grants