There are a few things to know before coming to France to study at our engineering school. Whether you are a European Union national or not, you will find below helpful information about immigration, health insurance and housing.
IMMIGRATIoN AND vISA
Non-French citizens need to show proof of identity and submit official documents to the immigration
authorities when entering the European Union region for the first time.
Required documents vary depending on where you are coming from, your nationality, the reason
why you are visiting and the length of your stay in France, etc.
European Union nationals are entitled to stay in France with their valid EU identification (passport).
Non-EU nationals must apply for a long-stay visa before arrival in France, and must follow up the
process with the consular authorities in their home countries.
Apply for an extended-stay student VISA with residency permit
EU nationals must have a European Health Insurance card issued by the appropriate authorities of
their countries of origin, as well as a photocopy of the document (or the E128 form).
Non-EU nationals will have to join the French social security system upon registration. The cost of
Social Security is around 215€ per year.
Complementary health insurance (“Mutuelle”) that covers the difference between medical costs
incurred and the Social Security reimbursements is highly recommended.
More info about health insurance in France
Depending on your financial resources, the length of your stay and the type of housing you are
looking for, the cost of housing in Paris varies greatly.
You can look for your own accommodation, but we can also help you look for a room or an
Finding a place to live
Need Help ?
If you require housing assistance prior to arrival, contact us at
as soon as you receive
your Acceptance Letter in order to begin the process.
Please note that the school cannot be held responsible for not finding students accommodation.