How to finance your studies?

How to finance your studies?

The courses which make it possible to benefit from a scholarship are:

  • Concepteur Réalisateur de Films d’Animation,
  • Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking,
  • 3D Character Animator,
  • Graphic Designer Motion Designer,
  • Photographer,
  • Preparatory Year in Animation,
  • Preparatory Year in Image Design.

GOBELINS is committed to Equal Opportunities. The school is giving its own scholarships although following strict legal rules from the French Government. The school has also developed throughout the years several partnerships with institutions, sponsors, and companies to set up scholarships schemes for international students.
We are also supporting student applications to the Campus France scholarships.
And we are generally providing individual guidance to help students finding funds to finance their studies.
For the academic year 2016-2017, 43% of the international students from the Year One of the Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking, benefited from complete or partial scholarships.

Here is the list of possible ways of financing your studies in GOBELINS.

For any further information you can contact:



The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships to some foreign students coming to study in France. Find out - long enough in advance and preferably when you are doing your application to the GOBELINS course of your choice - from the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the French embassy (French Institute) or consulate general in your country to know the eligibility criteria, the calendar and submit your application.
The amounts of these scholarships can vary.




Local embassies in Paris may offer scholarships (for enrolment at a French higher education institution), internships (for an average duration of three to twelve months) or high-level scientific research, cultural exchange ...




CAMPUS France, the French Agency for the Promotion of French Higher Education has a scholarship programme for students enrolling into a Master in a French Institution. Please check the list of scholarships offered.




ANIMEXICO is a scholarship programme aimed at Mexican students in Animation admitted to the first Year of the Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking. The scholarship covers the school fees and the living costs. It is conditioned to your admission into the programme. Your application is to be submitted with your application to the programme.
This programme is supported by Cinépolis and Guillermo del Toro.

Cécile BLONDEL:  


THE “MOE Scholarship Program for Overseas Study in Art and Design”:

The “MOE Scholarship Program for Overseas Study in Art and Design” is supervised by the Ministry of Education of Taïwan and run by the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (NYUST).
Two scholarships are given through this scheme to two to taïwanese students from NYUST admitted in GOBELINS: one admitted in the 3D Animator programme and the other admitted to the Graphic Designer Motion Designer programme.
The scholarship covers the school fees and is conditioned to the admission in the programme.




On certain conditions GOBELINS is giving school grants.
The school grants from the school Social Fund, are deducted from tuition fees paid by students of the following courses:

  • Concepteur Réalisateur de Films d’Animation
  • Motion Designer Graphic Designer
  • Photography
  • Preparatory Year in Animation , Preparatory Year in Image Design

However, these aids do not cover all tuition fees. They are granted to students under the age of 26 when they enter the school, subject to resources, academic results and attendance. The students of the Animation Cinema, Photography and Graphic Designer Motion Designer departments who are recipients of a CROUS grant at levels 7, 6, 5 and 4 will be entitled to a maximum of half a share, and those at step 3 to three quarters departure. In the case of a training of more than one year, the aid granted to first-year students may be extended until the end of the schooling under conditions (behaviour, attendance, punctuality, satisfactory academic results). The amount may vary according to the number of applications and subject to the decision of the commission. You can consult the criteria for awarding scholarships.

International students must have been resident in France for at least 2 years, have received income or be attached to a tax home in France for at least 2 years.

Here is the list of documents to provide for your file:

  • A letter of request, addressed to the Director of GOBELINS, the school of the image.
  • Copy of the family record book. In case of marriage or civil partnership of the candidate.
  • Copies of the 2016 tax or non-taxation notice of the parents' and student's 2016 income if they have filed a return on income.
  • The justification of the incomes and the situation of each of the parents of the persons concerned in the event of divorce, separation or recent widowhood (2015-2016 or 2017).
  • In case of marriage, marital life or civil partnership of the candidate: his/her tax assessment, that of his/her partner
  • Copies of school certificates of brothers and sisters who pursue higher education.

Candidates wishing to benefit from these aids are invited to submit their complete application file to Michelle GUITTOT-MEROT:






Students with significant financial difficulties, who have obtained good grades in previous years, may submit (in September), through the school, a scholarship application form to the VALLET Foundation which grants. Each year, an individual scholarship of € 4,600 (2016-2017) to two international students in the Master of Arts programme of the school.

The foundation Odon Vallet site (in French)




This scholarship is open:

  • to all French people currently in France or abroad,
  • all young foreigners studying and residing in France,
  • to people aged 18 to 30, (in the year), - having a vocation which they have demonstrated by beginnings of realization and having serious difficulties to continue their formation.

For more information, please contact Michelle GUITTOT-MEROT:



BMW gives two three-year scholarships to students from the Photography course.



One scholarship is given to an international student admitted in the first year of the Master of Arts in Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking. The scholarship covers the school fees.



Pathé gives a 6 000 euros scholarship to students in Graphics and Motion Design.



Olympus gives a 3 000 euros scholarship to one student in Photography for three years.



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