Funding your studies

a. Opportunities for student loans from local banks.

In some countries, local banks can finance your studies in France. Write to our advisers for more information.

b. Opportunities for student loans from the ‘Paras Education Foundation’

The ‘Paras Education Foundation (TPEF)’ is a financial consultancy helping all international students to obtain loans to finance their studies abroad, with an interest rate of around 8.5% per year (according to the Wall Street PLR evaluation) and a repayment period of 20 years. TPEF is present in over 40 countries. For more information, click here.

c. Jobs and work: Every foreign student has the right to work

All foreign students have the right to work while studying in France, once they are enrolled at an institution that entitles them to student Social Security coverage (and they have a residence permit if they are not a citizen of the European Union). Foreign students are authorised to work a maximum of 964 hours per year under current legislation, which is 60% of the standard working time in France. Working part-time does not cover all expenses, it should only be considered a supplementary income. Important to know!

d. Student employment within the universities

Foreign students also have the possibility of working within public higher education institutions. This involves contractual recruitment to carry out the following activities: welcoming students, assisting and supporting students with disabilities, tutoring, IT support and help with using new technologies, cultural, scientific, sporting and social events organisation, employment assistance and promoting the training on offer.

Every year more than 20 assistants are employed within Montpellier Business School. For more information, please contact our recruitment department.