There are many ways students can finance their studies, whatever their course of study and at every stage in their training.
Programmes are organised around internships that last from 3 to 6 months. Pay is regulated under French law with a minimum remuneration for internships longer than two full consecutive months (currently €436.05 per complete month/35 hours per week).
La Rochelle Business School has a Junior Enterprise called “Atlantic’Etudes” and a Job Service called “La Rochelle Actions”. These two associations offer student jobs all year round. Students can therefore earn money on a regular basis throughout the school year and get to know the local economy.
A solidarity commission has been created by the school to help students who encounter financial difficulties. It has set up:
*Solidarity grants: This fund is financed by firms and the La Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Industry and redistributed in the form of grants for students in great difficulty.
* Secured loans: The school signed an agreement in 1998 with BNP Paribas, allowing it to secure student loans (the loan is secured for 50% by the school and 50% by the bank).
Since 2009, a tutoring system has been available to first-year students. Students further advanced in the programme tutor first-year students. These tutors are paid, thanks to a special dedicated fund.
These grants only apply to student exchanges within Europe (31 countries). Only one grant is awarded during the student’s course of study.
These grants are awarded by the Poitou Charentes region. They are granted once during the student’s course of study.
For more information, visit the Poitou Charentes region website
These grants are available for all students studying abroad or in France, in internships or full-time programmes, who meet the following conditions:
- Students not eligible for French government aid
- Students not eligible for Erasmus grants
- Students not eligible for Regional Council grants
- Residents of the Charentes-Maritime department – students living with their parents, who have been residents for more than one year, or students filing income tax returns and residing in the department for more than one year.
- For other conditions (means, etc.) visit office 125 for more information
Grants are €200 for international programmes and €150 for studies in France. Maximum duration: 5 months.
The U.F.A. (Franco-German Union) offers a mobility grant of €250/month for a maximum of 12 months (2009/2010 figures), followed by €200 for 6 additional months.
Banks offer various financial solutions for students. La Rochelle Business School has negotiated a partnership with BNP Paribas.