Financing your engineering course


Depending on your situation, you may be able to obtain grants to help finance your engineering course.

CROUS, Lyon – grant determined on social criteria

Awarded for a period of ten months, the grant determined on social criteria is available to students under 28 years old. To request such a grant, the student must complete a Dossier Social Étudiant (Student Social Application Form), obtainable from the CROUS website.

Help with accommodation

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF – Family Benefits Organization) offers help with accommodation for students.

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Faire le choix d’une formation en alternance permet à l’étudiant de s’immerger rapidement dans le monde de l’entreprise tout en percevant une rémunération. L’apprenti perçoit une rémunération déterminée en pourcentage du SMIC, pourcentage qui évolue en fonction de l’âge de l’étudiant et de l’année de formation.

ECAM LaSalle Foundation grant

In true Lasallian tradition, the school puts young people at the heart of its educational program by encouraging openness, cohesion and solidarity. At ECAM LaSalle, tuition fees depend on each student’s status and family income. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Foundation, a program of grants contributes to part of these fees for students with the most limited means.


Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region Solidarity Grant

The Auvergne Rhône Alpes Solidarity Grant enables ECAM La Salle to offer a grant in exchange for a mission carried out by the student to the benefit of the institution. Students can claim a grant corresponding to 20 hours = €250 (1/2 grant) or 40 hours = €500 (full grant) in exchange for carrying out work for ECAM LaSalle. Various missions are offered by the School’s different centers and departments: tutoring overseas exchange students, organizing and cataloging library books, etc.

In practice: Calls for applications are sent to all ECAM LaSalle students twice a year. A grants commission meets twice a year to examine applications and award grants.

Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region Mobility Grant

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council supports international mobility for students enrolled in local establishments through the BRMIE grant. ECAM LaSalle personnel will give those students concerned the relevant information before they travel overseas. For periods spent within the European Union, ERASMUS mobility grants are also available.

Student loans and partner bank

ECAM LaSalle has gone into partnership with the Caisse d’Epargne, making it easier for students who so wish to obtain bank loans at preferential rates. Such loans may be repaid after graduation. Studying at ECAM LaSalle is an investment: first-job salaries enable students to quickly repay any loan they may have taken out.

Get information from our partner about the offers available to finance your engineering course. For more information, contact lydie.bouillet@ecam.fr

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Rent, transport, food, etc. Beyond the tuition fees, studying to be an engineer incurs costs that it is important to evaluate and anticipate before enrolling at the school. Here, we help you estimate your budget by identifying the main areas of expenditure.


What is the monthly cost of studying in Lyon?


  • between €305 and €450 / month for a room in a campus hall of residence OR between €400 and €600 for a room in a shared house or a studio or small flat in Lyon.
  • about €50 / month for utilities (water, electricity, gas, etc.)
  • about €30 / month for Internet


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Accommodation total: between €385 and €680 (excluding accommodation grants)


  • Monthly TCL student season ticket €25 / month More information
  • A book of 10 tickets costs €16.30 for students


Transport total: €25

Food and other expenditure

  • meals at the CROUS (Horizon cafeteria on the ECAM campus) cost €3.30 (€1 for students receiving grants), i.e. about €50 / month
  • Daily shopping budget (food, hygiene, etc.) between €250 and €300 / month


Food total: between €300 and €350

Health and insurance

  • student complementary health insurance: €72 / year for minimum-cover SMERRA complementary health insurance
  • housing and third party liability insurance: from €39 / year for a student room


Health and insurance total: €10

Sport and leisure

  • about €35 to €80 / month (estimate for a sports club subscription and a few outings)
  • leisure permit costing €45 / year to belong to a sports club that is part of ECAM LaSalle’s Bureau des Sports; €55 / year for the competition permit


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Sport and leisure total: €40 to €85

Total estimated monthly budget (excluding tuition fees and possible grants): between €770 and €1,149 / month


How much money do you need when you arrive at the campus?

In addition to the monthly budget, when you arrive in Lyon you should expect to pay around €1,500 for moving in (deposit, removals, setting up an Internet router, possible estate agents’ fees, etc.). If you do not already have one, you should also expect to spend around €400 on a laptop computer, obligatory when studying at ECAM LaSalle.

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