The Ministry of Foreign Affairs relies on three main operators for its international activities for foreign students :
A GIP (public interest group), like EduFrance was, bringing together the French government and graduate schools, to which two new members, EGIDE and CNOUS, are added today, in order to constitute, in the long run, the agency for international university and scientific mobility.
Internet : http://www.campusfrance.org/en
Scholarships and grants are administered primarily by two organizations:
The CNOUS (Centre National des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires / Ministry of Education organization responsible for student support on practical day-to-day matters)Placed under the supervision of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Centre National des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CNOUS) runs the CROUS network. Its objective is to give all students the same chances to access and succeed in higher education by assisting them in their day-to-day matters.
The CNOUS aims to make students’ lives easier in many areas: food, accommodation, scholarships and grants, social and cultural actions, opening up to the world, etc.
Sous-Direction des Affaires Internationales
6, rue Jean Calvin B.P. 49
75222 PARIS CEDEX 05
Tél. (01) 44 18 53 00 Fax : (01) 55 43 58 00
Courriel : sdai [at] cnous.fr
Internet : http://www.cnous.fr