French Scholarship


The Agency for French Education Abroad (A.E.F.E.) can provide French children residing abroad with schooling assistance in the form of scholarships, within the limits of available budgetary means.

The means-tested scholarships awarded cover all or part of the tuition fees involved. They may be awarded to children enrolled in the preschool, primary and middle and High school, and in post-baccalaureate classes (classes préparatoires and BTS) when these classes exist in French educational establishments abroad.

The deadline for the 2020-21 bourse scolaire for Lycée International de Houston has been announced. The Consulate deadline is September 11, 2020.

Children for whom a scholarship is requested must be of French nationality. No scholarships can be awarded to children whose French nationality is not proven.

Applicants and children applying for a scholarship must be registered in the world register of French nationals established outside France.

To be eligible for the scholarships, a child must:

– Have reached at least the normal age of entry into preschool Pre-K3, i.e. 3 years in the calendar year of the beginning of the school year;

– Not normally be more than one year behind in primary school and not more than two years behind in secondary school.

Students must normally attend a school (a class) approved by the Ministry of Education. Derogations: however, with the approval of the National Commission (CNB), scholarships may be awarded to students enrolled in non-approved classes whose teaching is based on the French curricula recognised by the MEN, certified by the IEN in residence in the district, and which are taught, at least half of which are in French.

You can find specific information and application criteria about the bourse scolaire on the Consulate website.

For further details, you may consult Catherine Prié Leray, French Proviseur at (832) 474-1013 or the Affaires Sociales, Service des Bourses at the Consulat Générale de France à Houston, Joëlle Koening,, +1 346 272 5365