Invest in a rewarding education

When you choose ISIT, you choose to invest in your career by adding a highly ranked, internationally recognized master’s degree to your professional arsenal.

ISIT graduates find easily rewarding work: 91,5% find their first employment within two months of graduating (source: employment survey carried out in 2016 by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles).

Fees and Tuition

ISIT is a private non-profit institution (1901 Non-Profit Institution Law). Operating costs are funded primarily through student fees and tuition.

How is ISIT funded?

  • Tuition: 80%
  • State subsidy: 7%
  • Apprenticeship tax: 7%
  • Corporate training programs: 2%
  • Others: 4%

Tuition may be paid in up to eight installments.

Tuition Insurance

Some things are out of your control. That’s why ISIT offers students Tuition Insurance at reduced fees, to protect their investment in case of illness or major accidents. Thanks to this insurance, you can assure your tuition will be paid for in case of:

  • Death
  • Financial difficulty, should loss of employment, illness or other accidents befall your guarantor
  • Withdrawal or the need to repeat a year due to illness or accident

The Tuition Insurance base fee was €120 in 2016/2017 and is paid in its entirety to Gras Savoye insurance company, which manages the contract.

Learn more about coverage and compensation (in French)

Financial aid: we have solutions


Need-based scholarships

ISIT is a state-certified school, which means ISIT students are eligible for state scholarships for higher education. To qualify, you must meet certain conditions of nationality, age and income.

Scholarship requests must be made between January 15 and May 31 on the CROUS website.

Watch this video to learn more about CROUS’ scholarships:

For students in Conference Interpreting: the European Commission’s Directorate General for InterpretationDG Interpretation or SCIC—grants scholarships to students with compelling langage combinations.

Urgent needs

The Fonds national d’Aide d’Urgence (“National Urgent Needs Fund”) offers fast, customized financial aid to students in serious difficulty. This may be a one-time need or help over an entire academic year. Students must apply through the CROUS at the Académie de Paris.

Community-based financial aid

Regions, departments and cities often grant financial aid to students from their area. The nature (scholarships, zero-interest loans, urgent help) and eligibility criteria (financial resources, field of study, level, project or destination for an internship abroad) vary widely.

We recommend that you contact your local government offices individually for precise dates and procedures.

ISIT scholarships

ISIT strives to welcome a diverse student body. Every year, the school funds a number of need-based scholarships. In 2015-2016, 126 students received a total of €167,000 in scholarships, with individual awards ranging from €500 to €2,500. Students claim reimbursement their tuition or benefit from reduced tuition.  

ISIT scholarships application for 2016-2017

  • Once your enrolment is finalized, you will have access to the ISIT scholarship application process. Make sure that you complete your application before the deadline.
  • The scholarship application includes a description of your family’s financial situation (income and expenses), cover letters from the student and their parents and the income tax notice of the student’s financial guarantors.
  • The attribution of ISIT scholarships is based on social criteria and additional information provided by the cover letters.

Traditional loans

You may wish to finance your tuition through a deferred bank loan. In this case, you don’t begin paying off your loan until you have found employment. Payment delays vary. ISIT has negotiated special rates (less than 2%) with several banks which allow you to finance up to 100% of your tuition.

ISIT partner banks

  • Société Générale Agence Arcueil
    Contact: (+33) 1 49 85 62 81 / Mathieu Bosch
  • Banque Populaire Agence Arcueil/Cachan
    Contact: (+33) 1 71 33 8756 /Valérie Andriantahina
  • Caisse d’Epargne Ile-de-France
    Contact:  (+33) 1 58 06 63 03 / Frédérick Bisotey

Campus France’s grant search engine

Depending on your nationality and field of study, grants may be awarded by different institutions.
To find out more, visit the Campus France site which lists all the different grant options.

2017-2018 tuition (for 2 languages)

  • Management, Communication, Translation, International Relations programs
    €8,500 per year
  • Conference Interpreting Master
    €7,825 to €8,625 per year
  • Lawyer-Linguist program
    €3,875 per year for 1 language and €5,075 per year for 2 languages

The rates listed are estimations only and subject to modification.

Your contact: Amanda Lovell- Financial Director :