ACADEMIC YEAR 2019: HOLDERS OF FRENCH SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE EXEMPTED FROM THE CVEC TAX

 
At the start of academic year 2019, holders of a scholarship from the French government will be exempted from the CVEC tax.
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Good news for students holder of a scholarship from the French government. At the start of academic year 2019, they will be exempted from the CVEC (“Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus”) tax.The CVEC tax was implemented in 2018 to create and improve the reception services available to students. It costs 91 Euros and is applicable to all students (French or not) registered in initial training in a French higher education institution.

Designated categories of students don’t need to pay it. In all cases, students need to create an account at messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr and login to the portal cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr to receive a certification of exoneration. This is a mandatory document for registration in an institution after arriving in France.