It is a “record” figure regarding the invitation for the previous academic year, sources from the Ministry of Education explained. The main novelty of the call for the academic year 2022-23 is that its opening has been brought forward by about four months compared to previous years, so that the deadline for applying for these scholarships begins on March 30 and ends on March 12. It is a historic claim by students and families because this change allows them to know if they are a scholarship recipient before the start of the course and how much they will receive. The aid will amount to 2,134 million euros, nearly 100 million more than last year, and will be distributed to about one million students.
Undergraduate scholarships have a fixed part and a variable part. Initially, up to 3,425 Euros can be awarded, of which 1,700 Euros for family income, 1,600 Euros for a change of residence during the course and between 50 and 125 Euros for academic excellence, to which a scholarship is added to the value of the credits obtained for the first time.
Students of baccalaureate, vocational training, FP access courses, technical education, languages in public schools, sports education and higher religious studies can also apply for a scholarship. The fixed economic aid for the latter is the same for university students, except that the study aid is replaced by a basic grant of 300 euros (350 for the basic degrees).