Social assistance and scholarships

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.

There are other services set up for specific situations:

CROUS social service

The CROUS social service's mission is to help students to integrate into their studies and to learn to be independent in the best possible conditions.
Social workers are subject to professional secrecy. They are responsible for dealing with all social problems (economic, family, health, orientation) that students may encounter.

A student who finds himself in a particularly difficult financial situation can contact the CROUS social service (only on appointmentSocial workers: Elodie Cordente

Hannah Arendt Campus

Avignon local branch / South building, 1st floor
Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm, only by online appointment

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

>>> Make an appointment online:

Specific assistance for one-off allowances (ASAP) - CROUS
Created from the start of the 2008 academic year, this aid replaces the study allowances and the one-off emergency aid 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 in the light of the student's file. Information from the CROUS
FSDIE - Individual grants
The FSDIE can provide one-off assistance to students in difficulty, based on an application to the CROUS social worker.
Information from CROUS.


Scholarships - Student Social File

Students can benefit from a grant based on social criteria (Bachelor's/Master's, 1st and 2nd cycle) subject to certain conditions:
  • nationality ;
  • resources ;
  • age ;
  • success in examinations ;
  • Attendance at lectures, practical work and practical work (control).
The Student Social File The application must therefore include the latest tax notice, documents proving the family situation, proof of schooling and proof of the education of brothers and sisters. Other documents may be requested, particularly if the family income has fallen sharply and permanently.

The scholarship on social criteria ranges from 1,389 to 3,921 euros and is tax-free.

In addition to a grant based on social criteria, a student can benefit from two additional 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 the international relations department of their institution.
The application is made by Student Social File. Registration for the Dossier Social Etudiant is done only on the website the Crous of the academy in which you are currently enrolled, even if you are making requests outside the academy. At the end of your application, you will be given a connection number and a file number. Please note them carefully. The file will then be sent directly to your home address.

The answer usually comes in the course of July. Please note that registration is only possible between 15 January and 15 May.

The Dossier Social Etudiant is the procedure that allows students to apply for a grant and/or accommodation in a CROUS university residence from the same file.

  • This application must be submitted via the Internet, by logging on to the CROUS Aix-Marseille website between 15 January and 15 May.
  • You can use the scholarship simulator on
Regional exchange

Each region can grant scholarships to students. This is the case of the PACA Region, on the basis of projects linked to regional development.

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

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 aids