EU NATIONALS

 

For EU nationals, or a national from the European Economic Area (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) a valid passport or other valid travel ID is required to study in France. 

 




NON EU NATIONALS

 

For nationals from anywhere else in the world, a student visa is required to study in France. If you come from one of the countries present in the EEF list, please refer to the nearest Campus France agency of your home country. If not, please contact the embassy or the French consulate of your home country. Useful information can be found on the Campus France website

 

 

The visa you will get will depend on the duration of your stay. Depending on the type of visa delivered, further formalities may have to be completed on arrival as shown below. 

 

   DURATION   FORMALITIES ON ARRIVAL

TEMPORARY LONG STAY VISA

Up to 6 months None
LONG-STAY VISA VALID AS RESIDENCE PERMIT* 1 year

Further formalities will have to be completed on arrival

SCHOOL-GOING VISA (Under 18) 1 year

 

The ISO team will support you during the whole duration of your studies with any immigration related matters. Any question? Feel free to contact the ISO Team. 

 

* Algerian nationals are subject to different provisions. Contact your institution or the French consulate/embassy in your country for more information

 

 

It is mandatory to have a health insurance during your stay in France: 

 


EU NATIONALS

 

European students will need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) valid for the duration of their stay.

 


 


NON EU NATIONALS

 

Non-European students must register for the French health insurance on ameli.etranger website (except students from Quebec*). It is mandatory and free of charge and covers up to 70% of the medical expenses in France. 

 

REGISTRATION TO THE FRENCH HEALTH INSURANCE - STEP BY STEP

 

#1

WHEN DO I REGISTER?

Register as soon as you have:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • School certificate** in French (LOE not accepted)
  • Valid address in France

#2

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Register online through the Ameli-etranger website for international students

 

#3

WHEN AM I COVERED? 

From the first official day of class once the first 3 documents are validated.
Following this validation, you will receive your temporary number. 

 

 

 

    IMPORTANT NOTE

  • If you lived in France before, you will not be able to register on Ameli-etranger. You can benefit from the extension of your previous health insurance coverage. Get in touch with the closest CPAM office from your living place.
  • Do not wait for your French bank account details to register on the platform
  • The French Health Insurance is not the CVEC
  • If you wish to be 100% covered, you can subscribe for a complementary health insurance named "mutuelle". Average cost is 20€/month. 

 

*Students from Québec must require the form SE-401-Q-106 (exchange students) or SE-401-Q-102-BIS (free movers) from the "Régie de l'Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ)" before reaching France. 

**available on the EDHEC student platform once you completed your EDHEC regsitration (sent by email from concact_iol@edhec.edu)

 
  LILLE NICE COMMENTS
ACCOMMODATION
RENT From 450€/month From 550€/month Homestays are less expensive than private studios
DEPOSIT  1 or 2 months rent 1 or 2 months rent  
UTILITIES  50€/month 50€/month This is an average, if you overconsume, you will overpay
HOME INSURANCE 50€ 60€ One-off payment before moving into your accommodation
HOUSING TAX Usually equivalent to 1 month rent Usually equivalent to 1 month rent  
TV TAX 138€ 138€ To be paid once a year, along with the housing tax
FOOD
GROCERIES 200€/month 250€/month This is an average for basic groceries
RESTAURANT 40-70€ 50-80€ Average price for 2 persons including meals and drinks
FAST FOOD 7-15€ 7-15€  
DRINK From 6€ From 6€  
LUNCH MEAL EDHEC CAFETERIA From 7€ From 7€ Including drink
SANDWICH EDHEC CAFETERIA From 5€ From 5€ Including drink 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
ONE WAY TICKET 1,70€ 1,50€  
MONTHLY SUSCRIPTION  30€ 20€ Price can vary over 25yo
TAXI 30€ 40€ From your EDHEC campus to the nearest train station
DAILY LIFE
MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION 20€ 20€ This is an average
FITNESS CLUB  20-40€ 20-40€ This is an average
MUSEUMS Free 1st Sunday of each month Free 1st Sunday of each month  
SCHOOL
CVEC* Click here  Click here Price varies every year
SPORT ON CAMPUS FREE FREE  

 

*The CVEC, “Contribution de Vie Étudiante et de Campus” (Student and Campus life contribution), is a fee paid to the French government.

It is "designed to promote social, health, cultural & sports support and assistance for students. Also to reinforce health prevention and education actions aimed at students". 
CVEC is mandatory when registering in a French school (except exemptions). 

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