French Governement Bursary

International Relations Department


You have been granted a bursary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This

leaflet aims to explain the first things you should do when you arrive at the

Versailles Academy. It explains the status of a French Government Bursary

Recipient and details the rights and obligations that accompany this bursary, as per

the regulatory texts currently in force i.e. the Inter-Ministerial Decision of 27

December 1983.

The duration of each bursary is set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs depending on
the studies that you are to undertake in France.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that your bursary is not
automatically renewed, i.e. the duration stipulated on allocation is a budgetary
indication that does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Ministry, the
latter reserving the right to terminate it at the end of a course of study, for example.

The Versailles CROUS International Relations Department is available to answer
any of your questions.

International Relations Department
55 avenue du Général de Gaulle
92763 Antony Cedex
tél : 01 55 59 07 60


Opening hours: 9am to 5pm - Access : Regional Train Line B - Station : Croix-de-Berny


On arrival there are 4 main things you need to do :
1 - Request a Residency Permit (Carte de séjour)
2 - Open a Bank or Post Office Account
3 - Join the Student Social Security Plan
4 - Complete the University Registration Process and Provide us with a
University Attendance Certificate
You are to check the exact registration dates with your Education Service and
respect these dates.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not pay the registration fees for seminars
or workshops. The bursary recipient, the establishment or the laboratory that
wants the bursary recipient to participate in such a meeting is to pay these fees.

Documentation (CROUS)