FESIC’s educational system combines the advantages of the public sector (certified degrees, research programmes, non-profit management, …) and those of the private sector (educational innovation, job expertise, relationships with the corporate world, …).
As private institutions, they handle their teaching programs with complete autonomy and corporate responsibility, which has proven to be successful.
As associations, they follow a strictly non-profit approach and dedicate 100% of their resources to supporting the achievement of their teaching programs.
As partners of the French government, they commit to participating to the public service that is higher education, are monitored by public authorities, and enjoy all the necessary reliability and degree certification.

Educational funding
As the schools of the FESIC network are private, associative institutions, they have tuition fees. The institutions only receive a small subsidy from the State, and the revenue of the educational tax must therefore be complemented by tuition fees provided by the families of students. But these tuition fees should not stand in the way of pursuing higher education. In addition to the State scholarships available to the students of our institutions, every school has implemented specific systems: merit based scholarships, trust based loans, special conditions for student loans taken out with partner organisations, … FESIC promotes innovative school funding systems to the government so as to support a real social opening for its schools.

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Steps of the FESIC model’s recognition by the French State


Official recognition

The participation of private, non-profit institutions to the public service’s missions is recognised by the French government.


State formalisation
The institutions commit to working for projects of public interest (quality of teaching, social openness, research, global development…).In return, the French government formalises its financial support with the institutions after they have been evaluated by the HCERES (High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education Institutions).


Creation of the new EESPIG certification

The law of July 22nd 2013 formalises the creation of the d’EESPIG certification for private higher education institutions working for the general interest. This consecrates FESIC’s educational system.

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FESIC – 23 rue de la d’Antin – 75002 Paris | T : +33 (0)1 80 90 53 10 | info@www.fesic.org
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