Giving to TSE


Your donation has a positive impact

Help us develop economic knowledge for a better world

Philanthropic support has played a significant role in the creation of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and in its development ever since. 

After two remarkable fundraising campaigns where TSE raised €33M euros from corporate donations the first time (2008 – 2012) and €56M euros from both corporate and individual donations the second time (2016 – 2020), today we would like to continue our fundraising efforts to meet the needs of our students and young researchers (PhD).

Our very first individual donor campaign: Giving to TSE 

  • Empower the youth

  • Foster diversity in economics

  • Help create new economic knowledge

  • Contribute to the collective intelligence for the improvement of our society

Alumni, partners, researchers, staff, friends of TSE, you have the power of giving.
Each one of you can donate. Whatever the amount, every donation is instrumental in shaping the future of our students.

Contribute to the common good


"Thank you for standing with us in our goal to build a world-class economics program that is both ambitious and inclusive. Together, we can empower students, regardless of gender, background, sexual orientation, and gender identity, to build a better future at TSE! Whatever your gift, it makes a difference."


Make a difference to the lives of our students

With this individual donor campaign, TSE wishes to raise funds for the student community.
You can help us by supporting any or all of the following causes.

1. Women in economics
With the aim of fostering diversity in economics, TSE would like to contribute towards encouraging more women to pursue economics and/or to continue their further studies. 
Your donation will go toward:

  • Financial assistance in preparing for Jobmarket
  • Travel allowance 
  • Coaching sessions


"Your donation to TSE, however small, will make a difference to lives of our students. We foster diversity by encouraging more women to pursue careers in economics and social sciences "


2. Jean-Jacques Laffont - TSE scholarships
A meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of our students. Help us attract student talent from all over the world, especially from the emerging countries and educate the brightest students, help them fulfill their career in economics.
Your donation will go toward:

  1. Grants and academic excellence scholarships
  2. Cost of living assistance
  3. International mobility scholarships


"Philanthropy played a great role in the creation of TSE. Your support today will help us to attract and to train the next generation of economists who will make the world better"



3. Career enhancement
Empowering students to become the agents of change. These “flexible” funds are important for us and allow us to support needs-based projects for fulfilling educational and career-related opportunities. Scholars of today to career-ready leaders of tomorrow!
Your donation will go toward:

  1. Personal and professional development 
  2. Professional coaching 
  3. Access to advanced career services 
  4. Alumni and engagement services


"The funds raised from this campaign will help us advance remarkable educational and career opportunities for our students."




Give with confidence, when and how you want

Whether you are giving from France or overseas, you can donate funds to TSE for immediate usage, or make an endowment or a planned gift. 

  • Make a one-off donation
  • Support with your long-term giving
  • Gift in wills...

Talk to our team: they will help you give in the most easiest and smartest way!

Giving from France (and overseas)

Whatever your preferred way to donate, please send us the donor form filled and signed. 
Cheque payment 

Send in your cheque to:

Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont – TSE
1, Esplanade de l'Université
31080 Toulouse Cedex 06

Wire transfer

You could also make a wire transfer using our bank details. To do so, feel free to contact us at this address: 

Online Payment

To transfer your money instantly, you can use our platform hosted by HelloAsso:

Donate on our HelloAsso page

Giving from the USA

TSE benefits from American Friends of TSE in the United States, which raises funds on our behalf and allows you to benefit from local tax advantages. 
Whatever your preferred way to donate, please send us the donor form filled and signed. 

Cheque payment

Send in your cheque to Shelby Mich (
AFTSE - American Friends of Toulouse School of Economic

c/o Bluestone Services

9690 Deereco Road Suite 500

Timonium, MD 21093

Wire transfer 

To get the bank details required for this option, feel free to write to us at

Online payment

You can transfer your donation instantly using the Paypal link below:

Click here to donate


Transform your tax into grants for our students

All donations made to TSE (whether from France, Europe, or the USA) are tax-deductible.
Tax-efficient giving can apply to both Annual Fund and major gift donations. It is also possible to receive inheritance tax benefits by making a gift to TSE and IAST in your will.
Make the most generous act while maximizing tax benefits.

Giving from France
Any donation made to the TSE Foundation by a French tax resident (individuals and corporations) provides tax benefits to the donor.
For individuals:
66% of any individual donation is deductible on up to 20% of taxable income. If the donation exceeds the limit, the excess is carried forward for 5 years under the same conditions (Article 200 C.G.I).
75% of your donation is deductible on wealth tax (IFI), up to € 50,000 per year.

Giving from Europe

Donors from a European country willing to make a gift to TSE are eligible for tax benefits via the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network.

Giving from the USA

In the United States, TSE benefits from American Friends of TSE Inc. a publicly-supported charity exempt from Federal tax under section 501(c)(3), which enables US taxpayers to receive the fullest charitable deduction allowed by law. 

Expert philanthropic advice 

We believe in the power of giving! Our team of experts will work with you to find the best giving solution and help you make a difference through your giving.

Contact our team



Transformational impact of your generosity! 


Each donor and every gift — no matter the size — makes a big difference to the lives of our students. Your support helps in preparing the future economists, who will advance the common good and make the world a better place. We are extremely grateful to have such a remarkable donor community! Each year, private gifts from individuals, alumni, families, researchers, staff, businesses and foundations have translated into scholarships and grants for our students. Your contributions set a tone for the future of many aspiring economists.

Thank you for your support dear friends! 


Our 2023 Giving to TSE Welcome Lunch for the scolarship recipients



" It is clear that if I had not been able to benefit from the association's scholarship in 2015, I would not have been able to start my thesis in the Toulouse School of Economics research center. The scholarship allowed me to focus on my studies, instead of juggling a job on the side. I am currently in the 2nd year of the PhD and am studying how algorithms and platforms affect the economy, and consequently, how to design and regulate them. "




" I was delighted to receive the scholarship offered by the Jean-Jacques Laffont Association. As a young student in Economics, I have always wanted to participate in the cutting-edge research that takes place at Toulouse School of Economics and the association has been a real springboard to do so. "






Your generous financial support is very important for me […] I would like to make my own contributions to mitigate these developments problems and help the disadvantaged people for a better life.





" The scholarship changed huge aspects of my life. Without the scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to come to France, to TSE…It has helped me be more ambitious with what I want to do



This scholarship helps cover my living expenses in the transition period after the Job Market. It is very meaningful to me as it allows me to focus on my research projects and freely enjoy my remaining time at TSE. The scholarship also inspires me to give back to the community when I make advances in my career. "




" It is my great honor to receive this special scholarship for Chinese Ph.D. candidates. I will use it wisely to cover my living expenses at Toulouse. Furthermore, I hope I can donate and help Chinese students at TSE in the future. I am working with Ulrich Hege at TSE in the finance group. In Fall 2022, I will join Peking University, HSBC Business School, as an assistant professor. "



"It was a great honor and pleasure to participate in the communication coaching sessions financed by the generous TSE alumni. I feel more confident to demonstrate my talents and the excellence of the TSE Ph.D. program in the future Job Market. I also wish to contribute to our TSE community after my graduation.