It should be recognized that France has a policy to subsidize public education whenever possible. This is why some quality programs (international or national) may have extremely low tuition fees as compared to other countries. This however, means that the funding effort is covered by the French government and its industrial partners and the French population as a whole.
In recent years, with the opening of numerous new programs and the decreasing trend of public funding of educational programs, schools and universities have had to find other ways of funding their programs without losing the quality of their services. This is why some international programs have had to introduce higher fees to cover the cost of their offer. In particular, students are given access to costly research facilities and industrial equipment.
To compensate for these increasing fees, some scholarships may be possible. Students are encouraged to visit the CampusFrance website (http://www.campusfrance.org/en) to find information on existing financial aid.
Nonetheless, given the number of scholarships that exist, not all students will have access to them and other means of funding will have to be found. Keep in mind, that the education received at the Grenoble Institute of Technology is almost a guarantee of high paying jobs afterwards allowing students to repay grants and loans rapidly.
Grenoble INP (Grenoble Institute of Technology) understands that this may be a deterrent to students applying to its programs and will therefore always do its best to help students find the most appropriate solution.International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is here to help.
Written by Xavier Oster
Date of update April 16, 2015