While mobility abroad is becoming common among students, financial aid appears to be essential. Whether you plan on heading to the end of the world or just a few hundred miles from home, several hands are available to you.
Health crisis or not, mobility abroad remains highly valued in the curriculum, to the point of almost becoming mandatory in many courses. But the adventure can be very expensive. To help you pay rent, transportation and living expenses, there are various financial aids at national, regional and international level. Inquire as soon as possible to receive these grants once you arrive in your new country. Note that they are not always cumulative.
The Erasmus+ grant and the International Mobility Aid (AMI)
if you go out for the program Erasmus+ – that is, only in one European country through exchanges between institutions -, you can benefit from an Erasmus+ grant. for students, the amount of aid varies from 170 to 370 euros per month, depending on the host country and its standard of living. The scholarship is more important for those going on internship mobility: between 320 and 520 euros per month, again, it all depends on the host country. Good to know: These bags are only accessible if you go out more than two or three months (for study mobility).
Apprentices can also benefit from an Erasmus+ grantand that if you are in high school (CAP, bac pro) or higher.
Another significant aid for mobility outside Europe in particular: aid for international mobility. If you are a fellow on the basis of social criteria, you are also eligible for international mobility assistance. You will then receive an amount 400 euros per month for a stay of between two and nine consecutive months maximum. Like the Erasmus+ grant, the AMI is intended for students on mobility for studies and internships.
The two scholarships, Erasmus+ and AMI (as well as the one paid by CROUS), can be combined. To take advantage of this, go directly to your establishment’s international relations department.
To encourage mobility, the regions also offer you help, which can reach 2,900 euros in New Aquitaine, for example. They are specific to each region: Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Brittany, Île-de-France, Grand Est, Pays de la Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Occitania and finally Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur .
Some regions also allow apprentices to benefit from a boost, this is particularly the case for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Others also attribute help for students in health and social trainingsuch as the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region or Brittany. Please note that most of these scholarships cannot be combined with the Erasmus+ scholarship.
Also, don’t forget to ask if your establishment offers its students specific scholarships or other assistance from the municipality or department.
Many more scholarships
Some foundations also help you with your plan to travel abroad. This is the case with the Rotary Club for masters students in particular, the Kenza Foundation for art and art history students, or the Pierre Ledoux Foundation, aimed at students and researchers with modest incomes. Some higher education institutions also have their own foundation and/or may offer mobility aidsdo not hesitate to ask for information.
Aid targeted to specific countries is also possible. Don’t hesitate to take a look at what’s on offer in Germany (with the DAAD) and the Netherlands (with the Eole scholarship). As for Asian and North American countries, where the cost of living and education can be daunting, there are solutions. This is the case of Canada, the United States and Taiwan.
and for anyone who wants see the country during the gap period, without studies or internships, platforms exist to help you find a job locally, such as the work vacation program (PVT) or even woofing. Because, whatever the form, any experience abroad will add value to your career.