DUBAI: The Lebanese Embassy in Paris on Sunday said it was providing monetary support to students stuck in France after the country imposed a lockdown on March 17 curb the spread of coronavirus.
“Initiated by the Lebanese Embassy in France and placed under the aegis of the Franco-Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, a financial aid platform was created to support Lebanese students in precarious situations,” the diplomatic post said in a statement. “This financial aid is to be granted on the basis of social standards to students who are facing financial difficulties in pursuing their higher education in France.”
Students who want to avail of the aid facility were asked to send an email to [email protected], and submit CVs, state the courses they are taking, their social situation – including their parents’ income, expenses and access to grants and subsidies – plus officials supporting documents to prove their student status in France.
“We have shared with many of you the financial difficulties you are confronting at this stage, and we are continuing our efforts to serve you,” the embassy pledged in its statement to the Lebanese students in France.
Estimates in April 2019 indicate that up to 1,700 new students travel to the country each year, most of them enrolled in master’s and doctorate programs.