Financial Aid Based Scholarships:
At École Polytechnique, the most talented undergraduate students from all over the world are admitted using a need-blind admissions process. the institute strives to attract and reward the very best students, regardless of their financial situation. To this end, eligibility for most types of financial aid is reserved for students who are admitted with honors.
There are two categories of financial aid: merit-based and need-based.
Financial Aid Restriction:
It is important to note that the financial aid provided does not cover all fees (tuition and living costs). Please also note that students enrolled in École Polytechnique’s Bachelor Program are not entitled to receive French government CROUS scholarships based on social criteria. Students must take into account that they need to pay at least part of the tuition and most of their living expenses. It is therefore necessary to make a feasible financial plan to pay your studies at École Polytechnique before applying.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Merit-based Financial Aid:
The École Polytechnique Foundation offers a limited number of Excellence Scholarships based on academic excellence to help us attract and reward the very best students worldwide. Upon admission, Excellence Scholarships are reserved for students who are admitted with honors. They amount to €4,000 per year paid in 10 monthly installments. The Excellence Scholarship’s renewal is subject to academic success and and exemplary conduct in the Program. At the end of the first year, additional Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic results while also contributing to student life and activities on campus.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Historically, women have been underrepresented in scientific fields of study. At École Polytechnique, we take this issue seriously and strive to promote gender equality. To this end, and in order to encourage and support our talented female students, the École Polytechnique Foundation has created this scholarship. This is a €4,000 scholarship paid in 10 monthly installments available during the first year only.
Need-based Financial aid:
TUITION FEE WAIVERS
École Polytechnique offers tuition fee waivers based on students’ financial needs. Tuition fee waivers are reserved for students who are admitted with honors and range from €1,000 to €11,000/€14,100 (depending on your personal tuition fees). Please note that even the highest tuition fee waiver requires a €1,400 annual tuition fee. Tuition fee waivers only cover tuition costs, any other expenses are the student’s responsibility.
INTEREST-FREE LOAN SUPPORTED BY THE ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FOUNDATION
Students admitted to the Bachelor Program may also apply for a limited amount of interest-free loans supported by the École Polytechnique Foundation. These loans can amount to a maximum of €12,000 per year for the duration of the Bachelor Program. Attribution is based on the family’s financial situation. Partner banks for these loans request specific conditions for eligibility (according to the age or nationality of the students for example). ). As such, students who will not be 18 years of age within a few months of arrival on campus, or coming from a country with a financial embargo with France, cannot benefit from an interest-free loan.
LIVING COSTS SCHOLARSHIPS
For students finding themselves in a specific situation (for example, students who are not eligible for an interest-free loan), the École Polytechnique Foundation may also offer a limited number of scholarships. These scholarships are aimed at helping students in need by contributing to their costs of living; and may only be attributed on a case-by-case basis depending on the financial situation.
Eligibility and Application Procedure:
Please keep in mind that you will have to provide a financial plan to the French Authorities in order to receive your visa. Without a sound financial plan, you will not be able to get your visa to study at École Polytechnique.
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October 12, 2021