Grants and grants | National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris

As a student at the Conservatory, you can benefit from several types of assistance to finance your studies or projects. No file will be processed without registering with the Conservatoire.

state grants

Crous Social Scholarship (Regional Center for Undergraduate and School Business)

The Social Criteria-Based Scholarships, awarded by Crous are mainly awarded to French students but also relate to the following:

  • Students from an EU or EEA country who have been in France for at least one year

  • Students (non-EU) who have been in France for at least two years and hold a temporary residence permit or residence permit and whose tax home – father, mother or legal guardian – has been in France for at least two years.

The application is made by creating an online student social profile:

The main criterion for calculating the scholarship is based on the tax notice from previous years (the distance between the school and the place of residence is also taken into account).

Student Social Profile Guide

Receiving this scholarship allows you to waive the registration fee.

Exceptional financial and energy assistance during the health crisis Crous has set up financial aid with other organizations to support students during the Covid-19 period. One-time assistance can be requested from Crous de Paris, for scholarship and non-scholarship students. This assistance is available to students in case of financial instability after the file has been accepted by the committee. The amount of the assistance is the same as the Step 2 scholarship amount, i.e. a total annual amount of €2.571. The assistance provides financial support for housing or paying daily bills. It is possible to reduce it by choosing a cheaper power source. Regarding housing costs, ActionLogement also offers exceptional assistance, for which the eligibility period has been extended in order to support young students or graduates from the private and agricultural sectors with additional housing assistance to that of the Caisse d’ Family Allowance. It makes it possible to pay part of the rent or associated costs such as access to mutual insurance for students or young employees. Covering yourself in case of illness or various needs for medical equipment is not mandatory but highly recommended. The amount of assistance is 150 euros per month throughout the financial crisis. To be eligible, you must be able to demonstrate a reduction in income after a period of partial unemployment or a job loss. More information from Crous de Paris and individual advisors, or on the “Helping you during the health crisis” page on the website.

Tax Notice (Reservation Domicile Taxes):

In France, everyone must declare their income through a tax return. It is an obligation even if it does not result in taxation (one of two tax returns generates a €0 tax or refund). Once your parents stop advertising you in their tax house, you must file a declaration on your own. Obtaining your own tax notice can help you get a Crous Scholarship.
Please note, however, that Crous requires tax notices for the year prior to your scholarship application.

to me foreign studentsIf you have been living in France for more than 6 months, it is also necessary to do this even if you are financially supported by your parents or if you are not taxable. You will have to wait two tax years to apply for the Crous Scholarship.

For your first return, you must first request that your tax number be generated:

FNAUAC . Scholarship

The National Fund for Annual Emergency Cultural Aid (FNAUAC) allows annual emergency aid to be allocated to students in permanent difficulty certified by the heads of institutions and social services of the Regional Centers for Universities and School Business (Crous), but who cannot benefit from a grant based on social criteria due to not meeting At least one of the conditions imposed by the regulations.

Be eligible for annual emergency assistanceStudent must be under 35 years old in 1Verse October of the year of higher education for which assistance is required. This emergency assistance is exclusively for students who are faced with specific and critical situations.

Annual emergency assistance cannot be combined with a scholarship based on social criteria (Crous Scholarship). The amount of annual emergency assistance provided is equivalent to the scholarship rate based on social criteria and this assistance is calculated as entitlement to a scholarship.
There are two FNAUAC scholarship campaigns annually: one in November and one in February.

French government scholarships

French government scholarships for students are mainly awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It mainly concerns students in 3e course and post-docs. Candidates are selected according to academic and not social criteria.

To find out more about scholarships offered in your country, contact the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the French Embassy in your country. The application is submitted in September/October of the year prior to departure.
You will also find a full list of scholarships categorized by country at this site:

Housing Settlement Assistance for Students (AILE)

To support Crous Scholarship students who do not have access to student social housing and have to find an apartment in the private sector, the City of Paris offers AILE, an aid for a total amount of 900 euros. This service should allow students to cover the costs inherent in their installation, such as the purchase of household appliances, furniture, etc.
More information:

special aid

What is the Conservatory Support Fund?

The Conservatory Support Fund combines special aid granted by sponsors (donors, foundations, corporations, foundations). It aims to give everyone the same chances of access and success in their studies at the Conservatoire.
Supports students in addition to the help of parents or other organizations.

What scholarships?


If you encounter difficulties, they can partially finance your daily living expenses necessary to continue your studies (help with rent, miscellaneous fees, food, medical expenses, etc.). They can also help you with small expenses directly related to your discipline and necessary to continue your studies, such as assistance with equipment (accessories, digital aids, etc.).

Project Grants

They can finance a project that is essential to your studies or essential for professional integration.
The scholarships support these key actions:

  • Grant assistance to purchase and maintain equipment
  • Fellowship for other projects (creation, publishing, residencies, etc.)
  • Mobility grant (internships, master classes, competitions, international mobility, etc.)
  • Loan for Quartet Instruments (Violin and Cello Metaphor)

emergency grants

They are intended to provide you with occasional assistance in dealing with life accidents.

Scholarship amounts vary according to your situation, the types of scholarships and also the resources available within the Institute’s support fund, which depends entirely on the generosity of the recipients.

How to apply?

Scholarship applications must be submitted via file to be completed in the ENT section (“Special Assistance” section) using the same access codes that were provided upon registration.

Download the Handbook of Special Grants and Aid 2022-2023

Other aids

Other special assistance

Other help or support systems, not run by the Paris Conservatory, exist for musicians and dancers.

Other International Mobility Aid

Thanks to the European “Erasmus+” and bilateral student exchange programs with non-European countries, you can complete part of your course abroad at one of the Conservatoire’s partner institutions.
For more information: Course / Discovery / International


Calendar 2022-2023

Student Social Profile Guide

Handbook of Special Grants and Aid 2022-2023


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