Funding your studies
Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) promotes equal opportunities and counts diversity as a fundamental priority. Because finances should not be a barrier to pursuing higher education, several options are offered to help you fund your studies and make your dream a reality.
Benefit from a scholarship
Institut Lyfe is authorised to accept State scholarship students.
Our Bachelor’s programmes in Management of Culinary Arts, Pastry, Restaurant and Hospitality, all certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, are eligible for Crous scholarships.
Depending on your level, you can benefit from annual assistance covering up to 50% of tuition fees.
International students are generally not entitled to the CROUS scholarship. They need to check if they are eligible.
Conditions and registration on: etudiant.gouv.fr
Institut Lyfe FUNDATIOn
Equal opportunities and Excellence scholarships are also awarded to French and international students admitted to the 1st year of a Bachelor’s degree, by the Foundation for Institut Lyfe, to fund part of the tuition fees.
These are renewable each year, based on academic and attendance criteria, and can be combined with Crous scholarships.
Some scholarships can also be awarded while courses are underway such as:
- Mobility scholarship, intended for students wishing to take up a placement or go on an exchange abroad.
- The assistance grant assists students facing unexpected life events during the course of study that may affect their ability to continue their education.
Taking out a student loan
Alternative solutions to scholarships can also help supplement your budget, such as a bank loan.
Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) has three partner banking institutions (Caisse d’Epargne, BNP Paribas and CIC). These partners offer student loans at a preferential rate to finance all or part of your studies with the appropriate conditions.
Banks grant loans to international students only if they have guarantors in France.
Contact us for more information.
Placements, casual work, student jobs
During your time at our school, you will complete up to 21 months of paid placements. This income can also contribute to financing your course.
Institut Lyfe offers numerous and varied opportunities for professional experience: placements in businesses, casual work, student jobs on our campus, etc. This allows our students to enrich their professional experience while earning income.