Les aides

Financial support

YOUTH AID FUND (Fonds d'aide aux jeunes "FAJ")

In 2021, the Eurometropole has added to the Youth Aid Fund (Fonds d'aide aux jeunes "FAJ" in french) to allow students affected by the health and economic crisis, who do not receive aid from the Crous, to receive financial support. Find all useful information, criteria, contact... here 
Since 2020, the Eurometropole also supports young apprentices, via an FAJ alternance - more info
Be careful! You cannot apply directly. The application must be made by an authorised organisation such as the Mission locale pour l'emploi, or the Centre Médico-Social de la Ville de Strasbourg : Club de Jeunes l'ETAGE , Cité Relais , Horizon Amitié, ARSEA GALA , UDAF 67 , CHRU Strasbourg , MLRE Schiltigheim, Foyer Notre Dame ...

Eligibility criteria :
- Young people aged 18-25 living in the territory of the Eurometropole of Strasbourg.
- French or foreigners legally residing in France.
- Proof of student status for the current academic year.
- Whose income does not exceed 600€ for a single person and 900€ for a couple.
- No minimum period of residence in France is required.

Maximum amount of aid granted for a calendar year: €1,200 per young person.

For all other requests or information: faj@mlpe.eu

AID FROM THE CROUS

Find out what the eligibility criteria and application processes are for the main grants and scholarships in higher education, including need-based aid, on the website of the CROUS de Strasbourg, where you will also find information on aid supplements and special aid packages.

Do not hesitate to go see a social worker at the CROUS, who is in the best position to provide you with information about the different types of aid or if you experience financial or personal difficulties.

More useful information can be found under the section "Vos aides financières" (Your financial aid) on the site etudiant.gouv.fr: need-based aid, aid for studying abroad, special aid, student loans guaranteed by the government, etc. You can also get information from the "Direction des études et de la scolarité" (Department of Studies and Tuition) or the "Bureau des bourses / de l'action sociale" (Office of Financial Aid / Social Action) at your school or institution!

HOUSING AID FROM THE CAF

To apply for student housing aid, visit the webpage of the Caisse d'allocations familiales (Family Allowance Fund).

ONLINE PROCEDURE

We sometimes feel helpless when faced with new digital tools and online procedures, which is why the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg supports its residents in their online procedures and offers digital consultations with advisors. More information here

FAMILY QUOTIENT 

To have your family quotient established, allowing you to have access to the solidarity rate for CTS subscriptions for example here

TAX RETURN

The tax return is not just for paying taxes. A tax or non-taxation notice, which follows the declaration, is often essential for many administrative procedures (CAF, school grants, housing applications, social security, etc.). 

Users eligible for the automatic declaration must consult the "automatic declaration" document available in their personal space and check the information presented:
- if the information is correct and complete, they do not need to do anything,
- if they wish to modify or complete the information presented, they are invited to declare online.
Users who, when declaring online, have attached to their tax household one or more children enrolled in secondary school and/or high school will be invited, at the end of the online process, to check their eligibility for scholarships on the Ministry of National Education website using the simulator available to users.

A new link will be added to the "Useful information" section of the end screen once the user has completed sections 7EA and 7EB. More information here 

FOOD AID

AGORAE

The Agoraé is a social and solidarity grocery store, created by students for all students in Strasbourg, located behind the Faculty of Law on the Esplanade campus. You will find groceries at reduced prices, or even food aid for students experiencing difficulties. The Agoraé tries to promote social links and also offers preventive and awareness-raising actions about good eating habits and responsible consumption, as well as cultural activities.

SOLIDARITY

Other usual solidarity structures can provide assistance to students in great difficulty, more information on Soliguide.

AID FOR THE PURCHASE AND RENTAL OF CLOTH NAPPIES

Are you a student and a parent? If you have a child under 18 and you live in the Strasbourg Eurometropolis, you can benefit from a subsidy of €60 for every €100 spent on the purchase or rental of cloth nappies. For more information

WOMEN'S COMFORT

The Eurometropole of Strasbourg has just launched a new subsidy of 30 € for the purchase of washable menstrual protection, for all the inhabitants of the Eurometropole of Strasbourg. The grant scheme is now closed as the number of applications has been reached but will be relaunched shortly.(more info here).  
Distributors of free and environmentally friendly sanitary protection are in place at the SSU and in all the university halls of residence in Alsace. More info here

SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR DISABLED PERSONS

The University Life Service - Disability Mission offers a specific support system to enable students with disabilities to pursue their studies in the best possible conditions by organising the appropriate assistance or adaptations and by advising them on the development of their study and professional projects.

DISCRIMINATION - HARASSMENT - VIOLENCE

There are also associations that can provide free assistance, such as Sos Aide aux Habitants: www.sos-aide-aux-habitants.fr/

Observatoire régional de l'intégration dans la ville (ORIV) - centre de ressource Grand Est : www.oriv.org/

La Station LGBTI - Centre Lesbien Gay Bi Trans Intersexe : www.lastation-lgbti.eu

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

If you are a victim, a relative of a victim or a professional, a national helpline exists: 3919 and online you can contact: arretonslesviolences.gouv.fr to provide help and support (anonymous and free call).

You can also contact the Mission droits des femmes et égalité de genre by phone 03 68 98 51 04 and by email: missiondroitsdesfemmesetegalitedegenre@strasbourg.eu more information on their facebook page: mdf.strasbourg

Emergency: 17 by phone or 114 by SMS to contact the police, SAMU and fire brigade

Victims' Advice Centre at the Police Station 03 90 23 16 79
SOS Aide aux Habitants - France Victimes 03 88 79 79 30
VIADUQ 67 - France Victimes 03 88 28 57 62
CIDFF 03 88 32 03 22
SOS Femmes Solidarité 03 88 24 06 06
La Station, LGBT centre 09 50 51 13 29

The page of the University of Strasbourg with information on what to do if you are a victim or witness of sexist violence or sexual harassment (and reminder of the law)

HOLIDAY VOUCHERS

Are you between 18 and 25 years old and want to go on holiday? Once a year, the Agence Nationale pour les Chèques-Vacances (National Agency for Holiday Vouchers) allows you to benefit from assistance in choosing your destination.

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE UNISTRA FONDATION 

The University of Strasbourg has set up a scholarship programme with its sponsors to enable young people with financial difficulties who have demonstrated their academic excellence to receive aid for the duration of their studies. These scholarships are thus a supplement to the aid provided by the CROUS on a needs basis.Find out more on the website of the Fondation de l'Université de Strasbourg..

PROCEDURES

NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD

All the steps to establish or renew your identity card or passport
RESIDENCE PERMIT

Applications for residence permits or renewals can be made online here

"UN JEUNE, UNE SOLUTION"

The "1 jeune 1 solution" plan aims to offer a solution to each young person: recruitment aid, training, support, financial aid for young people in difficulty, etc., in order to respond to all situations

FOR YOUR PROJECTS

CAPE : STUDENT PROJECT AID COMMISSION (COMMISSION D'AIDE AUX PROJETS ETUDIANTS)

The Student Project Aid Commission (CAPE) encompasses the FSDIE Commission of the University of Strasbourg and the Culture-ActionS Commission of the CROUS, which can offer you logistical and financial support for your artistic, cultural or athletic projects.

Find out more (criteria, applications, etc.) about the CAPE here.

CALLS FOR PROJECTS

There is also a variety of calls for projects that may interest you: Bourse aux projets jeunes talents.
This programme, for 16 to 25 year olds, aims to support innovative experimental projects that favour the local public interest. The support provided for projects is methodological, technical and financial. The supported projects may be either collective or association-based.

GRANTS AND CALLS FOR PROJECTS FROM THE CITY & EUROMETROPOLE OF STRASBOURG

There are also various calls for projects that may interest you, such as the grant for young talent projects. 
This scheme of the City of Strasbourg, which is aimed at 16-25 year olds, aims to support innovative and experimental projects that promote the general local interest. The support for projects is methodological, technical and financial. The projects supported can be collective or associative.
The City of Strasbourg also supports the humanitarian actions of Strasbourg associations via a call for international solidarity projects, as well as mobility projects or projects linked to its twin cities - Boston in the United States, Dresden and Stuttgart in Germany, Leicester in the United Kingdom and Ramat Gan in Israel: Mobilitwin grant scheme and support for projects with twin cities and partners.
Finally, projects promoting eco-citizenship and the involvement of residents in improving the living environment, led by associations, can receive support via the Eurometropole of Strasbourg's call for environmental education projects.

The Tango & Scan et Jeunes professionnels créatifs are initiatives managed by ACCRO - an association founded in 2014 by a group of independent entrepreneurs and economic players in Strasbourg and Alsace, and supported by the Eurometropolis and the University of Strasbourg.

CAMPUS FRANCE

For more information, visit the Campus France website. You may also seek information from the French Consulate or Campus France antenna in your place of residence.