GeNeRAL criteria for grants with the French Maritime Academy ENSM
Grants informations for the 2022-2023 year will be available soon.
Grants (State funding) are allocated based on criteria set by the order of June 24, 2013 (official journal of the French republic of July 3, 2013).
Grants for higher education based on social grounds, introduced by the State for students at the French Maritime Academy, Ecole nationale supérieure maritime (ENSM), are allocated to candidates who have been admitted to enroll at the Academy and are registered on an ongoing basis for initial training during an academic year. Grants based on social grounds are allocated to students who meet the following conditions with regards to nationality, age, education, diploma, resources and attendance
– to French students
– to Andorran students, with French training
– to foreign students with the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union or another State party to the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation provided that they meet one of the following conditions: have previously held a job in France, full-time or part-time. The activity must be real and effective and have been carried out as an employee or self-employed; or prove that one of the parents or legal guardian has received income in France; or attest to a certain level of integration into French society. The level of integration is assessed in particular on the basis of the length of stay (one year minimum), the education received in France or family ties in France. This condition is in any case not required if the student justifies 5 years of uninterrupted regular residence in France.
– to foreign students with refugee or stateless status, as recognized by the French office for the protection of refugees and stateless persons (OFPRA)
– to foreign students, holding a valid residence permit, domiciled in France for at least two years and whose tax household (father or mother or legal guardian) has been located in France for at least two years.
This applies to students under the age of 28 on September 1 of the academic year at the time of the first application. The age limit can be postponed depending on the duration of civic service, civil volunteering and by one year per child raised. From the age of 28, students receiveing a grant shall not interrupt their studies, so as to keep their rights for the grant.
Conditions related to studies
To obtain a grant, the student must be registered in initial training programs at the ENSM and attend his or her graduate studies full-time.
Conditions related to diploma
Candidates for a higher education grant based on social criteria shall hold a French baccalaureate or a title or diploma recognized as an exemption or equivalence, for their registration to the selective process leading to admission in the Academy first year. This condition is not required for the award of a grant during the passage to the second year for those who have passed their end-of-first-year examination.
Conditions related to resources
Conditions on resources: to review the student stituation based on the application file submitted, the income retained to determine if there is a right to obtain a grant, is the income collected during year n-2, in relation to the year of submission of the request for a grant and, more precisely, income appearing in the line “gross global income/revenu brut goblal” or “gross global deficit/deficit brut globaux” on the tax notice, non-taxation or non-assessment, refund or reduction notice. In addition to these resources, if necessary, income received abroad and income subject to a flat rate and not listed on the above-mentionned line in the tax notice are added. However, in the event of a lasting and serious change in the financial situation resulting in a decrease in resources in year n-1, the income of year n-1 may be taken into account. Any incomplete declaration or voluntary inaccuracy entails, without further formality, the rejection of the submitted application.
 See more details in Annex 2
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO BE PREPARED
For the 2022-2023 academic year, the 2020 income shown on the 2021 tax notice will be taken into account (n-2)
- Documentary evidence of resources Your parents are married or in civil partnerships (pacsés) and have only one common tax notice: Common tax notice, taking into account the total gross household income.
- Your parents are not married or are married but filling out separate tax declarations: Tax notice of both parents, taking into account the cumulative total gross income of both parents
- Your parents are separated, without judgment: Tax notice of both parents, taking into account the cumulative total gross income of both parents
- Your parents are separated, with judgment: Complete separation judgment + tax notice of the parent(s) declared as having custody. Taking into account the total gross income of the parent(s) with custody.
- Your parents are divorced: Court decision or private deed countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary, establishing custody to one of the parents and setting the amount of alimony as notified on the tax notice of the parent who has custody.
– Tax Notice of the parent with custody and receiving alimony
In the absence of alimony, the Tax notice (or non-taxation) of the other parent
shall be submitted in the file.
- Your parents are separated without judgment, you are declared as part of a single parent tax household Tax notice (on which you appear) of the parent in charge + tax notice of the other parent.
- If you have your own Tax Notice Join your tax notice in addition to that of your parents.
- If you are married or in civil partnership (pacsé) The couple’s income shall be greater than or equal to 90% of the “SMIC” (French minimum pay) for it to be taken into account, otherwise provide the parents’ tax notice
- If you are a student parent of a child (or more) Your tax notice on which the child (or children) is listed. Depending on your situation, the Maritime Social Service may ask additional supporting documents to assist the review of your application file and its presentation to the commission.
 See more details in Annex 2
Documentary evidence related to education
Copy of the supporting documents showing schooling for brothers and sisters as students in higher education.
In any case, the student shall provide a Bank Identity Statement (RIB) from a current account under his/her personal name.
Attendance to all the educational activities as provided in the program, including compulsory internships/cadet time and actual presence during mandatory assessment tests over the academic year, is essential to keep the grant.
Categories excluded from the grant scheme
– Trainee civil servants, officials holding State public functions, either territorial or in hospital, in activity, on standby, on leave without pay.
– Persons registered at the Job Centre (Pôle Emploi) as jobseekers or beneficiaries of integration and/or vocational training aids, excluding persons who have signed a contract in the context of a future job as a teacher.
– Persons paid under an apprenticeship or professionalisation contract or on individual training leave.
If the grant application is rejected by the grant commission, the student may, as a first step, file an appeal with the Director General of ENSM, through the Director of General of Services, within 8 days following the decision.
In case of failure and in accordance with Article R421-1 of the Code of administrative justice, an appeal for annulment against this decision may be filed before the administrative court of Rouen, within two months of its notification.
Attention : Any file submitted after the filing deadlines will not be reviewed unless a letter of special justification is sent to the Chair of the grant commission at least 8 days before the commissions meeting dates.
School year 2022-2023
- The Grant commission will consider on Monday 04 July 2022, the application files from students starting:
- 2nd year of the ingénieur Program – L2,
- 3rd year of the ingénieur Program – L3,
- Year M1 of the ingénieur – Navigant (seafarer) option,
- Year M2 of the ingénieur program – Génie Maritime option
- 2nd and 3rd years of Bridge watchkeeper program (OCQPI)
- 2nd and 3rd years of Engine watchkeeper program 8000 (OCQM)
The deadline for submitting grant applications is Friday 03 June 2022 strict deadline.
B- The grant commission will review the application files on Thursday 29 September 2022 for future students starting:
- 1st year of the ingénieur program – L1
- 1st year of OCQPI program (Bridge watchkeeper)
- 1st year of OCQM 8000 program (Engine watchkeeper)
- 3th year L3 Génie Maritime
- Year M1 ingénieur program – option Génie Maritime (from L3 Marseille or external License)
The deadline for submitting grant applications is Tuesday 30 August 2022 strict deadline.
- The Commission will review on Friday 27 January 2023 the student application files for the year 2023-M2 program ingénieur – Navigant option
The deadline for submitting grant applications is Friday 16 December 2022 strict deadline.
SEND THE GRANT APPLICATION to the Marine Social Service in charge of the ENSM campus where you will study :
Service Social Maritime Le Havre
4 Rue du Colonel Fabien – 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02.35.42.46.03
Service Social Maritime Marseille
29, rue St Ferréol-13001 Marseille
Phone. : 04 91 70 10 56
Service Social Maritime Saint-Malo
Délégation Mer et Littoral – Bâtiment Infinity
3 Rue du Bois Herveau – 35400 SAINT-MALO
Phone. : 02 90 57 40 90
Service Social Maritime Nantes
11 Rue Arsène Leloup – 44100 Nantes
Phone. : 02 40 84 24 53
1.1. Special provisions
In cases where it was proven by a social review revealing the inability of one of the parents to fulfill alimony obligation, a grant for higher education on social criteria may be granted solely on the basis of the income of the tax household concerned.
1.1.1. Single parent
If the student’s parent’s tax return shows the letter “T” corresponding to a single parent case (defined in the last paragraph of Article L. 262-9 of the Code of Social action and Families), the income of the only parent concerned is taken into account, except in the case where the letter “T” appears on the tax return of both parents of the student.
The same applies if the parent who is in charge of the student can justify being a beneficiary of family support allowance or active solidarity income as increased for single parent cases.
1.1.2. Student’s separated parents (divorce, legal separation, cancellation of civil partnership (Pacs), de facto separation)
In the event of separation, the income taken into account is that of the parent in charge of the student, provided that a court decision or a private deed countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary requires the other parent to pay alimony. The same applies when alimony is provided through an agreement to which the director of the Family Allowance Fund (CAF) has given enforceable force under the conditions laid down in Article L. 582-2 of the Social Security Code.
In the absence of a court decision, a private deed countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary requiring the payment of alimony or an agreement to which the Director of the CAF has given enforceable, the resources of both parents are taken into account.
In the absence of such a decision, act or agreement and in the case of voluntary payment of alimony, the incomes of both parents are taken into account, care should be taken not to count alimony twice.
When a court decision or a private deed countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary establishes that the student has alternate residence with both parents while being a minor, the incomes of both parents are taken into account, even in the event of payment of alimony from one parent to the other parent, care should be taken not to count alimony twice. However, if the agreement approved by the judge, the court decision or, if applicable, the agreement co-signed by the parents provides that the student is in the care of one of them or if it is justified and fiscally recognized that one of them assumes the main responsibility of the student, the income taken into account is that of the parent who is in charge of the student.
In cases where the adult student does not appear on the court decision or the private signed act countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary, resources either from the parent who has registered the student on its Tax notice, or from the one or those who pay him/her directly alimony should be taken into account.
In the absence of a clause regarding the payment of alimony in the court decision or the act under private signature countersigned by lawyers and filed with a notary, the former spouses may attest that, as duly established and fiscally recognized, each of them has the care of at least one of their children; it will then be necessary to consider the rights for a grant on the basis of the income of the tax household concerned alone.
1.1.3. One of the student’s parents is remarried
When the new spouse takes care of one or more student children from the first marriage of the spouse, the right to obtain a grant for these students shall be reviewed based on the resources of the new couple as constituted.
Otherwise, paragraph 1.1.2 shall apply.
1.1.4 – Civil Partnership – PACS
When the civil partnership (Pacs) concerns both parents of the student, the incomes of both parents are taken into account.
If one of the two members of the couple is not a parent of the student, the right to obtain a grant shall be reviewed, as appropriate, according to paragraph 1.1.3 above.
1.1.5. Common law families (cohabitation)
When cohabitation or common-law partnership concerns both parents of the student, the incomes of both parents are taken into account.
If one of the two members of the couple is not the student’s parent, paragraph 1.1.2 shall apply.
1.1.6. French student or national of a member state of the European Union other than France, of another State party to the European Economic Area or of the Swiss Confederation whose parents reside abroad
For a French student, the French Consulate shall communicate, on a confidential basis, the elements for assessing family resources and expenses and, in particular, an assessment on the level of income taking into account the local cost of living. Taxable incomes alone are not sufficient to assess these material difficulties for households located abroad. If it is impossible to provide information to calculate the total gross income, additional financial elements as strictly necessary for the review of the application file and to calculate a reliable amount of income may be requested by the consulate and must be confirmed by supporting documents requested from families.
A European student whose parents do not reside on French territory shall show all necessary documents for the review of rights to obtain a grant: either a tax notice or a similar document covering year n-2, or, in the absence of such a document, the pay slips of the parent(s), the legal guardian or the parental authority delegate covering the last three months of year n-2. The resources thus obtained, possibly converted into euros and after reinstatement of the amount of tax paid when it is directly deducted at source, form the overall gross income of the family which shall be taken into account as that applicable in France.
1.1.7. Student of foreign nationality
This student shall join to the grant application file a sworn statement from the parent (s), the legal guardian or the parental authority delegate in charge of the student, indicating whether income is collected abroad and, if so, the amount in euros. In such cases, this income will be added to the overall gross income as listed on the tax notice established in France.
As a transitional measure, paragraph 1.1.6 above relating to a student who is a national of a Member State of the European Union whose parents do not reside on French territory apply to British nationals who received a higher education grant on social criteria in 2020-2021 for studies started or continued in France or in another member country of the European Union, in a State party to the European Economic Area, in the Swiss Confederation or in the United Kingdom, or continued in a member country of the Council of Europe.
1.2. Derogating provisions
1.2.1. Relating to the year n-2reference
Income from the past calendar year, or even from the current calendar year, can be taken into account. In this case, the income actually collected during the year considered is examined after reinstatement of the amount of tax paid when it is directly deducted at source and after taking into account the evolution of the cost of living during this (these) year (s) as measured by the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) in order to compare them with those of the reference year. These provisions apply in the event of a lasting and significant decrease in family resources resulting from illness, death, unemployment, retirement, divorce, de facto separation or legal separation duly established by the judicial court, or when the personal situation of the student and / or his/her spouse is taken into account (see paragraph 1.2.2 below) as a result of a recent marriage or birth.
These provisions also apply in the event of a decrease in resources as a result of lay-off, part-time work, a reduction in sustainable working time or leave without pay (parental leave, for example).
These provisions also apply to students whose parents are in a situation of over-debt, receivership, liquidation or have to deal with exceptional situations such as a drop in income as a result of natural disasters or epidemics.
1.2.2. Related to income
The student’s resources alone, or even those of the tax household to which he/she is linked, can be taken into account under the following conditions :
– married student or under a civil partnership (pacs) in application of articles 515-1 and followings of the Civil Code: the couple, spouse or partner shall have monthly resources equal to or greater than 90% of the net Smic thus ensuring their financial independence. The interested parties shall have drawn up a joint tax declaration, separate from that of the parents, the legal guardian or the parental authority delegate. The foreign student shall meet the conditions of Annex 2 excluding linkage to a tax household (father, mother, legal guardian or parental authority delegate). When a grant has been awarded based on the income of the couple or spouse or partner of the grant applicant, this funding continues to be allocated for the current academic year, even if, in the meantime, these incomes have decreased or even disappeared, in particular in the event of leave for civic service, volunteering in the armed forces or international volunteering, separation duly recognized by the judicial court, divorce or widowhood ;
– a student who has one or more tax-dependent children him/herself and who is no longer listed on the tax return of parents, legal guardian or of parental authority delegate. The foreign student shall meet the required conditions, excluding linkage to a tax household (father, mother, legal guardian or parental authority delegate);
– an adult student who has been the subject of guardianship or a delegation of parental authority during his/her minority: taking into account of the income of the tax household to which he/she is linked or, if not applicable, his/her personal income if it exists ;
– student orphaned by both parents: taking into account the income of the tax household to which he/she is linked or, of not applicable, his/her personal income if it exists. The foreign student shall meet the required conditions, excluding linkage to a tax household (father, mother, legal guardian or parental authority delegate);
– refugee student: taking into account the income of the tax household to which he/she is linked or, if not applicable, his/her personal income if it exists ;
– student beneficiary of subsidiary protection: taking into account the income of the tax household to which he/she is linked or, if not applicable, his/her personal income if it exists.
The student benefiting or having benefited in the five years preceding majority or emancipation from a measure financed by the departmental council under the child social assistance in application of articles L. 222-1 to L. 222-5 of the Code of social action and families (financial assistance, home care, administrative placement or ward of the State) or article L. 228-3 of the same Code (judicial placement, withdrawal of parental authority, departmental guardianship, delegation of parental authority or educational assistance in an open environment ) is not required to fulfill conditions on resources. The student shall provide proof to establish that he/she benefits from or has benefited from such a measure. The foreign student shall meet the conditions of Annex 2, excluding linkage to a tax household (father, mother, legal guardian or parental authority delegate).