General conditions for applying

1. Scholarships are attributed according to the family’s financial situation in terms of income and revenue. They may cover the school year cost either entirely or partially. They can only be given to students in kindergarten, primary school (1st to 6th grades), and secondary school (junior-high and high-school).

Conditions candidates must meet:

- Citizenship: The child for whom the scholarship is requested must be a French citizen.

- Registration as French nationals living outside of France: Both the concerned child/ren and the parent who is making the request must be registered at the Consulate General of France in New York. Click here to register.

- Residency: The child must be a United-States resident, in the New York district (State of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or the Bermudas) along with at least one of his/her parents.
If the child lives in the New York district, the scholarship application must be handed in for the first board, during the dates fixed for the first campaign. If they have not yet arrived to the New York area, their file may be presented to the second scholarship board session.

- Age: As a candidate, the child must attain the minimal age of entry to kindergarten (3 years of age during the civil year of the beginning of the school year), and, in general, not be over one year late in primary school, or two years late in secondary school.

- Attended Institution: The pupil must attend an establishment accredited by the Ministry of National Education, Youth, and Sport. The participating institutions for which a scholarship may be requested are listed here.

2. School fees which may be covered by the scholarships are the following:

- Annual school fees,
- Annual registration fees,
- First-time registration fees,
- Registration fees to exams,

3. Family financial resources have to meet the allocation parameter, which is determined annually based upon the country’s economic and social situation.

All family revenues are taken into account (gross-income, eventual benefits, alimonies, maternity and/or child benefits, etc.).

In case of a regrouped family (through remarriage, cohabitation and non-married couples, or contract of civil union), the revenues taken into consideration are those of the couple. Also, in case of separation or divorce, the sum of both ex-spouses’ income is taken into account.

Of these revenues certain expenses will be deducted, such as compulsory social security payments, income-tax, rent, home purchase annuity loans, care for disabled or aged persons, alimonies, etc.

Hence, establishing and presenting a most precise portrait of your financial resources is in your own interest. You should thus enclose all the necessary documents to your application, without which no deduction may be taken into consideration.


- For families coming from France or from a different country, the revenues taken into account would be those of previous civil year, as well as the ones received in the United States since the families’ arrival.

- Revenues are taken into account on a “gross” basis, i.e. as they appear on the provided documents before any deduction or withholding was made.

Click here for the brochure of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad on scholarships and minimum revenue requirements for 2012/2013.

Any false or lacking declaration of your financial resources will result in a forced exclusion from scholarship benefits.

The consular services will estimate the applicant’s family situation and financial resources in regards to the allocation scale. The services will also verify the declared revenues comply with the family’s standards of living.

A social examination (house visit) may also be held at any moment by a consular official.

Last modified on 30/07/2012

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