Per Charlotte Beydon – Updated January 19, 2022
The value of the Council of Europe scholarship is, like the Crous scholarship, calculated according to the number of points and the applicant’s family income. It varies so much according to levels between €1,042 to €5,736 per year. To place an order, it is very simple: everything is done connected through the service Messervicesetudiant.gouv.fr.
But the Council of Europe scholarship is just one of many scholarships to study in Europe or the rest of the world. The Erasmus+ program, aid for international mobility, scholarships… multiple possibilities to finance your stay abroad.
To find out all about the Council of Europe scholarship, grant conditions, steps to apply or other study abroad aids, keep reading this article.
What are the conditions for receiving a Council of Europe grant?
The Council of Europe Scholarship is a grant based on social criteria, for French scholarship students who leave to continue their studies in one of the member countries of the Council of Europe. To benefit from it, you must complete a series of conditionsboth in terms of resources and in terms of studies.
Nationality conditions for the European Scholarship for Students
To benefit from the Council of Europe scholarship, you must be of French nationality.
It is also possible to receive it if you are of foreign origin:
- Born in a European Union country
- Born in a country in the European Economic Area
- born in Switzerland
Study abroad requirements for this scholarship
To receive the Council of Europe grant, you must educational obligations. Then you will need:
- Be enrolled in a higher education institution and follow training leading to a national diploma for at least 9 months.
- Justify your presence with transcripts or a certificate, for example
Heads up : Many courses are not eligible for the Council of Europe scholarship. This is particularly the case:
- Artistic training: architecture, music, dance, etc.
- Paramedical or health and social training: physiotherapy, osteopathy, nursing care, etc.
- Agricultural training: agriculture, veterinary medicine, etc.
- Distance learning, whatever the chosen sector
- Language refresher course
Also, you need to study in a state that is part of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation. Here are the countries eligible for the Council of Europe scholarship:
- Czech Republic
Good to know : The Council of Europe Scholarship can also be awarded to students who started higher education in France and wish to continue in the UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia.
Other conditions related to the Council of Europe grant
Like any scholarship based on social criteria, the Council of Europe scholarship also sets out other conditions such as:
- The resources of the applicant’s household (usually those of the parents)
- The number of dependent children of the applicant’s family
- The distance between the place of study, the applicant’s home and the family’s home
It is therefore essential to provide proof of residency in the country of studyfor a lease or rent receipts, for example.
As the Council of Europe grant is a grant based on social criteria, its value is defined according to the same calculation method as the Crous bag. Therefore, it varies depending on the resources of the applicant’s family and may vary from €1,042 to €5,736 per year (for the academic year 2021-2022).
This sum is paid directly into the beneficiary’s bank account at the beginning of the month, usually from September to June, although it is also possible to receive it during long holidays.
The value of the Council of Europe grant is calculated according to the steps from 0 bis (for the lowest help) to 7 (for the highest help). Position at these levels is determined by:
- Spots: depending on the composition of the household and the distance between the place of study and the residence, the administration assigns a certain number of points.
- The resources of the applicant’s parents: these are N-2 resources, i.e. 2019 income for a 2021-2022 scholarship. However, in certain situations it happens that only the student’s income is taken into account.
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Applying for a Council of Europe scholarship is very simple. Simply:
- Fill your student social file like for a classic Crous Scholarship Application
- Fill in an Application for scholarships to study in a member country of the Council of Europe, which you will find in your personal space (here, for example, is the form for students of the Academy of Nantes)
- Prepare documents supporting your process (identity document, school certificate from the establishment attended, proof of residence in the country)
- Send everything in PDF format through the service Messervicesetudiant.gouv.fr, section “EHR tracking” then “Deposit coins to my EHR for 2021/2022»
Scholarships for Study Abroad: What other grants are given to students?
If you want to continue your higher education abroad, in Europe or around the world, the Council of Europe grant is not the only help that you can ask.
The Erasmus+ program
Be for take a full course or to do an internship in a European countrythe Erasmus+ program is there to help you.
Granted by the European Commission, this funding can still reach 450€ per month and are also destined for students, high school and university students. It is even possible to take advantage if you are an apprentice or job seeker and want to do an internship abroad.
More information in our special article Erasmus Scholarship.
International mobility assistance
If you wish continue your studies without being restricted to Europe, know that there is assistance for international mobility. Aimed at students who stay abroad for 2 to 9 months, however it is not assigned to everyone. In fact, this is quantitatively limited.
To benefit from this, you must a solid case And, especially an individual project qualitative, ambitious and in line with the policy followed by the chosen university. Ask your establishment’s international relations department for more information and also see the Public Service website.
Help from local authorities
Many local authorities (departments, regions or major cities) propose financial support for students who wish to continue their studies abroad.
Any measures put in place remain despite everything specific to each community and can be combined (or not) with state aid, Erasmus+ grant or Council of Europe grant.
The simplest is, therefore, get close to the various organizations in your region to know the aid available and its eligibility criteria.
some schools such as the French Schools Abroad (EFE) and foundations created abroad offer help to French students. This is the case, for example, of:
- the French School in Rome, Italy, which teaches history, archeology, and social sciences
- Casa de Velazquez in Madrid, Spain, specializing in Hispanic and Iberian arts and studies
- the French Institute of Oriental Archeology in Cairo, Egypt, where it is possible to do a doctorate in archeology and Egyptology
- the Kenza Foundation for Fine Arts and Art History students
- the Besse Foundation for engineering students…
There are others, too, do not hesitate to consult the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Student website. Government
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