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When schools discourage students from working while doing their MCI because of the intensity of the course load, how do people tend to support themselves? My questions is more for those in France - is most of what people draw from for those years loans? Grants? Scholarships? Savings? State funding? Magic?

answers in French or German are welcome

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NB: it seems ISIT, at least, makes a lot of suggestions for types of loans - but they're tuition is a lot higher than the public school fees at ESIT

(30 Jun '14, 19:05) charlielee

Hi Charlie,

If you have been leaving in France for more than a year before starting your master's, you might qualify for the CROUS student aid scheme. Regarding accommodation, you can apply for rental assistance (CAF). And once in second year and depending on your combo, you can apply for a SCIC bursary.

And, of course, you can have a part-time job. It is true that you will have less time to read the press or to watch the news. You will definitely be more tired than someone who does not work, but it is completely feasible. And you never know how much you can learn from the work you do outside the school!

Good luck! ;)

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Thanks David! I'm already neck deep in paperwork for CROUS and CAF in anticipation for September. I sort of got the impression that most people work part-time during their studies, but for MCI programs, the pamphlets and info guides all seem to highly discourage it. I suppose it depends on what you're doing.

(28 Jul '14, 18:58) charlielee

I was curious about others' opinions on working part time. If you worked 6-8 hours a week doing translation, does that leave enough time to master the skill?

(01 Nov '15, 11:17) Adrian Lee D...

Hi, Adrian!

Let me know if I understood your question correctly: you are asking wether a 6-8 hour/week translation job would have an impact on your performance in the framework of an MCI program.

If that is the case, well, I do not think it would have any impact at all, as you can translate from home in your "free time" and you wouldn't need to commute (which is very time-consuming!). Also, 6-8 hours a week is relatively not much time, really. I'd even dare to say that you will need more time than that to invest in some leisure activities (exercising, cinema, going out, socializing...).

So don't worry. It is true that you have to focus 100% on your MCI, but doing other stuff and having some free time helps a lot too.

(01 Nov '15, 11:49) David

Concernant les frais de subsistence, le financement sera semblable à toutes études universitaires, avec des différences en matière de dépenses à engager, selon que l'on soit local (et alors en règle générale encore au foyer des parents) ou résident uniquement le temps des études.

Pour ce qui est du paiement des frais de scolarité, la question ne se pose que dans le cadre des écoles qui demandent des montants à plus de trois chiffres. Je ne pense pas qu'il y ait de règle absolue, mais nombre d'entre nous ont eu recours à des économies personnelles et/ou à un emprunt sous formes diverses (que ce soit auprès des parents ou d'un organisme financier).

In fine, la question n'est pas tant comment financer les études (un emprunt n'est guère difficile à obtenir), mais bien plus si l'investissement en vaut la chandelle, à la lumière de la combinaison linguistique et des probabilités de réussite - tant du diplome que de la carrière.

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