Grande Ecole


Higher education represents an investment in the future.

Students must pay tuition fee contributions to the cost of their training. This contribution represents around 65% of the total cost of training and necessary ISTEC resources. The additional amount comes from the payment of the apprenticeship tax by partner companies, subsidies that ISTEC may apply for and funds generated by research and consultation activities.

The schooling fees required by ISTEC cover the costs linked to teaching and the individualised monitoring of each student, the costs of handouts, access to the documentation centre and to IT resources, civil liability insurance and occupational accident insurance.

For the 2015/2016 academic year, the schooling fees required by ISTEC in the Grande École Programme are of €8,600, according to the year of studies.

The training is free (and remunerated) for studies in fourth and fifth year, followed within a block release arrangement under an apprenticeship contract or professional training contract.

The mandatory contribution to the Students Association is €150 and for the Graduates’ Association, it is €50. This allows students to benefit from association services and activities. Furthermore, for the Graduates’ Association, once the student has received their degree, they will no longer have to pay subscriptions to the association and they will have access free of charge for life to all the services of the Graduates’ Association.

Various payment arrangements are available: three payment instalments at no extra charge, monthly payments which are automatically debited, a one-off payment with a discount of 3%, personalised financing plan if necessary

An additional contribution to schooling fees is required from students wishing to study abroad in the fourth year of the Grande École Programme and who have therefore not opted for a block release arrangement. This is fixed at: 950 Euros for European destinations, 1,400 Euros for Asia and Africa, and 1,900 Euros for the Americas and Oceania. Solidarity grants intended to cover part of these costs are awarded to students who request them, in accordance with their situation. The individual amount of these grants shall be a maximum of 950 Euros. Schooling fees may increase slightly each year in line with inflation.


ISTEC, which is recognised by the State, may accept higher education grant-holders:

  • State grants:ISTEC, being State-recognised, may therefore take in higher education grant-holders. Applications must be submitted before April at your secondary school or regional student welfare office (CROUS) if you are already in higher education.
  • Grants from local authorities:municipal, departmental, regional. You must directly contact the local authority that your home address comes under.
  • ERASMUS grants:in the context of studying in Europe, depending on the destination and terms, students can receive grants.
  • ISTEC internal grants:These are awarded every year, thanks to companies’ financial support, in accordance with your personal situation.

In addition, ISTEC students can benefit from preferential agreements to obtain a student bank loan, reimbursable once they are in employment.


Since 2008, student loans can be accessed without conditions of resources and are guaranteed by the State.

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