Scholarships and mobility grants

Students wishing to undertake part of their degree abroad have several possible sources of funding.  Here is a non-exhaustive list of the different arrangements possible.


Erasmus scholarships

These scholarships, funded by the European Union, are aimed at students undertaking a scientific internship and/or their third year in one of the School’s European partner universities under the Erasmus + program. Internship scholarships can also be awarded to students doing their PFE in a European country.

Since 2014, within the framework of the new Erasmus + program, the monthly allowances have been set based on the destination country:

  • Group 1 countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden  | 210 euros for study allowance, 360 euros for internship allowance.
  • Group 2 countries: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey | 160 euros pour for study allowance, 310 euros for internship allowance. 
  • Group 3 countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia  | 160 euros for study allowance, 310 euros for internship allowance. 

A student can now take part in the Erasmus + program several times during their degree, up to a maximum of 24 months of Erasmus mobility (or 12 months per academic cycle). However, periods of mobility can be split during the degree program.

In the case of mobilities for study and/or internships, scholarship applications must be submitted to the Department of International Relations ( at least 2 months before departure (in July for departures on September 1, and in January for departures in the second semester).

Erasmus + scholarships / Mobilities outside Europe

Since 2014, the School has been involved in the Erasmus + “International Credit Mobility” project. This project, which covers 6 of our partners outside Europe (Canada, Iran, Russia and Tunisia) for incoming students, also offers support for our Masters students wishing to study in those countries.

Students at the School can receive support from the European Commission, with travel expenses and a monthly allowance of up to 650 euros. For information, contact:

Franco-German University (UFA) scholarships

These scholarships are for students on a double-degree program with Munich Technische Universität. The students concerned can receive financial support from the Franco-German University which, unlike Erasmus grants, which are restricted to 12 months, covers the whole of the period of study in Germany. 

Île-de-France Region scholarships

Awarded on social criteria and on application from the School, they cover all destinations. Students with a “family quotient” of €19,198 in 2016or less (amount subject to change) may make an application.

CDEFI mobility allowances (ARFITEC program)

The CDEFI (conference of directors of French engineering schools) has set up several international educational cooperation programs. The School participates in the ARFITEC program.

Through projects supported by CDEFI, students undertaking a period of study with one of our partners in Argentina can be awarded a one-off sum for the journey and, on certain conditions, a quarterly mobility allowance paid by the host university.  

Fondation des Ponts scholarships and loans

Every year, the Fondation des Ponts awards a number of excellence scholarships (Jacques Coiffard scholarships), and also grants unsecured loans to students completing part of their studies abroad.


Scholarships from other regions

Certain other regions also provide scholarships for study abroad, in particular Rhône-Alpes, but also the Champagne-Ardennes and Midi-Pyrénées regions. You are therefore advised to seek information in your home region (generally the one where you took your baccalaureate), by checking their website.

Erasmus + Masters Loans

Erasmus + offers the possibility of applying for a loan to study for a Masters degree abroad. These loans are provided by the banks and lending agencies involved in the project,  in France Caisse d’épargne and Banque Populaire. Higher education students admitted to a full Masters program in an Erasmus + program country can apply for an Erasmus + loan.  Students can borrow up to €12,000 for a one-year Masters degree, and up to €18,000 for a two-year Masters program. Students should address their applications directly to the participating banks or lending agencies. 

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CSC scholarships are aimed at French students from ParisTech universities wishing to complete their final year of studies in Chinese universities. Among other things, the scholarship covers campus accommodation and health insurance, and a monthly subsistence allowance.

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United States 

Fulbright scholarships provide funding for students who have completed three years of higher education to do a degree in a US university. The annual amount of the scholarship is between €10,000 and €30,000 for an academic year. The deadline for applications is December of the year before travel.

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MEXT scholarship: The Japanese Ministry of Education MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) offers around 15 study and research scholarships (number to be confirmed) to French students who have completed a Masters degree or the 1st year of a Masters program. These scholarships are awarded in all disciplines: social science and humanities, arts and sciences.

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Scholarships awarded by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO): this body offers study scholarships to students who have already registered at a Japanese university.

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United Kingdom

The Entente Cordiale scholarship funds a “Masters” program in the UK over a maximum period of 12 months and for a maximum amount of £10,000.

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Germany - DAAD scholarships and subsidies

The DAAD offers several subsidy and scholarship arrangements for French citizens wishing to study for a degree or do a period of research in Germany.

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