From the early years to the final year, the student has no worries about his future. He works, that’s all he is asked to do. Once they reach the final year of secondary school, they have to decide whether to study L (literature) or S (science), and depending on which section they choose, they may or may not be able to go on to university. But everything depends on the results of the bac. Going to university is not easy. You have to be able to get there, and you have to be able to pay for your studies. And this is where you have to find out whether you are eligible for a scholarship and continue or whether you are refused a scholarship and your studies stop there if you can’t afford it.
What is a scholarship after the baccalaureate?
As soon as you are admitted to the baccalaureate, you start thinking about entering a private or public university. You choose your university according to the grade you obtained and the series in which you passed your baccalaureate. At the same time as you register, you apply for a scholarship. A scholarship is a grant offered to students. It is not granted automatically unless your results are excellent. You have to apply for it. There are a number of criteria that everyone has to meet in order to get one. It depends on your parents’ income, your distance from home, your age, the studies you have already completed, whether you are a regular student or not, and whether you have not yet repeated a year. But are you entitled to it?
Knowing whether you are entitled to a grant or not
With your application for admission to a higher education institution, you have submitted a scholarship application. Once you have submitted your application, you are entitled to a response depending on the expiry date of the application. But the most important thing to know is that the response to a scholarship application is based on the calculation of the parents’ overall income for the year before the previous one. Social criteria are the most important ones considered before a student is awarded a scholarship. The age criterion is essential. The applicant must be under 26 years of age at the time of the first application. If the applicant has a child, this age can be lowered but this is not considered in case of disability. Having done voluntary civic service in the armed forces or internationally is also an advantage for obtaining a scholarship.
Criteria for obtaining a scholarship
The first criterion is attendance. The student or applicant must provide a student card with his or her baccalaureate registration number, which attests to attendance and willingness to work. Next, the parents’ tax income is examined, with the presentation of the tax or non-taxation notice for the previous two years. The student must follow an initial training course in a private or public establishment that accepts grant holders. One of the essential criteria is to obtain a very high mark in the baccalaureate, in other words, to obtain a “very good” mention.