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!
AID FOR MERIT
Are you a new bachelor? The Crous pays a merit-based grant of 900 euros for scholarship students who have obtained a ''very good'' mention in their baccalaureate.
This aid is paid in addition to the grant based on social criteria. More information here
Some banks also offer a grant for new graduates. Ask your bank for more information.
YOUTH AID FUND (Fonds d'aide aux jeunes "FAJ")
The Eurometropole has increased the Youth Assistance Fund (FAJ) for young people aged 18 to 25 who are experiencing major integration difficulties. This is not a right but a one-off financial aid. Find all the useful information, criteria, contact... here
Please note that you cannot apply directly. The request must be made by an authorised organisation such as the Mission locale pour l’emploi, or 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, Crous de Strasbourg ...
HOUSING AID FROM THE CAF
To apply for student housing aid, visit the webpage of the Caisse d'allocations familiales (Family Allowance Fund).
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
To have your family quotient established, allowing you to have access to the solidarity rate for CTS subscriptions for example here
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
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.
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
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: email@example.com 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)
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..
NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD
All the steps to establish or renew your identity card or passport
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.
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.