Student life

Student assocation (Bureau des élèves)

The student association gives students the opportunity to meet and exchange information, ideas, projects of all sorts (exhibition organizing, ordering consumables at special prices, arranging parties, etc.). All student ideas and suggestions are welcome: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student financial aid

French Ministry of Culture and Communication tax-free financial aid grants are awarded for one academic year on the basis of socio-economic criteria.

Eligible candidates must be:

Foreign students are eligible under one of the following conditions:

Financial aid and housing applications:
In 2009 the CROUS was put in charge of financial aid applications. Students wishing to apply for Financial aid for higher education based on socioeconomic need or for university housing for the academic year 2013-2014 must register on-line from January 15 – April 30, 2014 at the CROUS Paris site:

Disbursement schedule:
Financial aid is disbursed on a quarterly basis by transfer to recipient’s bank account or post office account.
Recipients are exempted from École tuition fees and student health insurance contributions.

CROUS municipal financial aid grants:
The CROUS also annually awards municipal Financial aid for higher education grants to École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts students who have obtained a need-based, 0% higher education grant.

“Département” financial aid:
The Conseils Généraux (General councils) of some French départements award financial aid grants.
Information at the Service des bourses et prêts d’honneur of student’s local Conseil Général.

City of Paris financial aid:
Each year, six grants are awarded by the City of Paris, to encourage students at the École des Beaux-Arts in their work. Candidates must be registered for degree or post-degree level. They must justify their needs for financial sustain.
Contact: Direction des affaires culturelles / Département de l’art dans la ville, Address: 31 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75188 Paris cedex 04
Office: 15 rue de l’École-de-Médecine Couvent des Cordeliers, 1st floor 75006 Paris.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Tel: 01 56 81 33 09

University financial aid:
Students contact the Service des bourses at the university they are enrolled in for information on how to apply for this financial aid.
Individual students may only be awarded one state financial aid grant.

Annual emergency financial aid from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication:
On condition of application approval by a CROUS social worker, annual emergency financial aid may also be available to students with no family or other visible source of support and who therefore cannot apply for higher education financial aid on the basis of socio-economic need criteria.


The CROUS of Paris manages student cafeterias, health service, housing:

Complementary health insurance (Mutuelles)

To complement their standard Sécurité sociale étudiante, students choose between the two complementary student health insurance programs listed above; i.e, the LMDE (La Mutuelle des étudiants) or the SMEREP (Société mutualiste des étudiants de la région parisienne).
Students are required to take out insurance with one of these programs to obtain compulsory Assurance responsabilité civile (civil liability insurance) coverage for the full school year (1 October to September 30 of the following year).
Information on coverage offered by these programs is provided with your registration file.

Contact : vie scolaire

Phone: +33 (0)1 47 03 50 58 /50 68
Fax: +33 (0)1 47 03 54 54
Head: Carole Croënne

Accueil scolarité:
Phone: +33 (0)1 47 03 50 59 / 50 65 / 50 61
Fax: +33 (0)1 47 03 54 54


— Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (Ciup)
19 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 13 65 00

These apartments are reserved for young artists from abroad for periods of 3 months to 1 year.

— Cité Internationale des Arts
18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 78 71 72

This facility accommodates artists staying in Paris for a period of 2 months to 1 year (tenancy renewable only once).

The three CROUS organizations of the Île-de-France region provide housing for students enrolled at institutions located in the following académies (educational districts):

— Paris:
39 avenue Georges Bernanos, 75005 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 51 55 55

— Créteil:
70 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 17 06 79

— Versailles:
145 bis boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles
Phone: +33 (0)1 39 24 52 00

A list of university residence halls is available at each Crous center.

Application forms are available from January 15 at Crous centers, or can be received by mail on request.

Applications should be submitted by March 1 but will be accepted throughout the year, as space sometimes become available through cancellations.
Housing recipients are selected by the Director of the Crous after consultation with a joint committee. Recipients are selected on the basis of socio-economic and scholastic criteria.

The Cité Internationale — 19 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, tel: +33 (0)1 43 13 65 00 — provides housing for over 5.000 students of all nationalities. Application forms are available at the Cité from April 1.

Only students under 30 who have successfully completed two years of study are eligible.

Private accomodation and hostels

A list of private housing offers, boarding houses and student hostels (maisons d’étudiants) is available at the Crous Service du Logement (Housing Service) and may be consulted in the Médiathèque.

Student cafeterias

These cafeterias are run by the Crous. To purchase meal tickets you must show your student ID card. Hours are posted at the entrance to each cafeteria. A list of student cafeterias is available at the Accueil Scolarité (Registrar’s Office).