JO 2024 : Sorbonne Université soutient ses étudiantes et étudiants sportifs de haut niveau
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Olympic Games 2024: Sorbonne University Supports its High-Level Student Athletes

The Olympic and Paralympic Week, organized by the French Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports in partnership with the French sports movement, takes place from January 24 to 29 on the theme: "Sport for the environment and climate".

On this occasion, Sorbonne University continues its commitment to high-level sports through its support and monitoring of students in the High-Level Athletes (SHN) program.

As the 2024 Summer Olympic Games are fast approaching, Sorbonne University continues to support its high-level sports students through its specific training program, created thirty-three years ago. To date, nearly 1,000 students have had the opportunity to benefit from this program.

Each year, the High-Level Athletes program allows about thirty student athletes to benefit from adjustments to their course schedule so that they can continue to pursue their studies and their athletic project under the best possible conditions. In particular, it offers adjustments to their timetable adapted to the constraints of their training and the possibility of staggering their studies (splitting their years, for example).

This special arrangement also offers sports students educational support measures. Throughout their studies, they are monitored by a Physical Education teacher who acts as an interface between the sports world and the university community. The status of high-level athlete gives them the possibility to obtain support courses according to the sports project and to relocate or postpone the exam sessions when travelling abroad as is the case for the Olympic Games.

For the last Olympics in Tokyo, nine of our students who are high-level athletes were able to qualify, including the judoka Romane Dicko, double bronze and gold medalist.

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The Sorbonne University Foundation and its Passport to the Olympics grants

Created in 2018, the Passport to the Olympics program accompanies and financially supports high-level sports students with a strong Olympic project. This program provides them with greater financial autonomy, notably by allowing them to complete their sports training with specialized internships, medical care, recovery and materials.

The scholarships also help them pursue their studies and can finance part of their registration fees at the INSEP or at certain competitions.

Since its creation, twelve annual grants of €3,000 have been awarded to high-level student athletes. In 2020, the Crédit Agricole d'Île-de-France bank provided €50,000 in support to this program.

The Sorbonne University Foundation wishes to set up this program on a permanent basis in order to continue to support its athletes for the 2024 Olympic Games.