Educational aid

Easier access to scholarships for students with disabilities or caregivers

Publié le null - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The scholarship system on social criteria is evolving in the 2023 season. Four additional points are now awarded in the scholarship scheme to students with disabilities and those helping a parent with a disability.

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Higher education scholarships based on social criteria are awarded according to a national scale which takes into account the resources of the student’s family and the number of charge points.

Load points are assigned:

  • depending on the distance between the family home and the institution where the student is registered at the beginning of the school year;
  • for each other dependent child of the family, student or not.

Four additional points are now awarded:

  • students with disabilities with an entitlement opening notified by the Commission des droits et de l’autonomie des personnes handicap (CDAPH);
  • students who regularly and frequently assist a parent with a disability to carry out activities of daily living; and who are not employed for such assistance.

These four points can now allow non-grant students, who previously exceeded the resource limits, to be eligible for the scholarship on social criteria; and grant students to have their scholarships increased in value.


the parent assisted by the students may be

  • their father, mother, brother, sister (or half-brother or half-sister) or child;
  • their Civil partnership or partner, and the father, mother or child of their Civil partnership or partner;
  • the Civil partnership or partner of their father or mother.

How to benefit?

To apply for the four load points:

  • students applying for the first scholarship must go to the site before 31 December 2023. A student will be able to apply after this date if their situation changes.
  • students who are already on scholarships need to update their situation in their student social record.


the system of higher education grants based on social criteria is structured in 8 steps: from 0 bis to 7. For the academic year 2023-2024, 0 bis scholarship students shall receive €145.40 by month, for example; and students at step 7 receive €633.50 per month.