Health insurance is compulsory during your stay in
ü If you are a citizen of the European Union
If you wish to keep on being covered by the social security system of your home country, you must apply for the « European medical insurance card ». You must enquire about the matter in your home country. EU exchange students will hand a copy of this card to the International office.
You may also benefit from French student health cover (see detailed information below).
ü If you are NOT a citizen of the European Union and that you are staying over three months in
It will cost you about 195 €/year. Requirements: your stay lasts at least three months and you are less than 28 years old on October 1st of the current academic year. In that case, you will be given a social security number, once you have done your academic registration. Subscription will take place during your administrative registration at the Registrar’s Office (Bureau de la scolarité) or at the
Citizens outside of the Schengen Zone must have an insurance for minimum 30 000 € and take out a “repatriation insurance” to their home country in order to apply for a visa.
ü If your stay does not exceed three months, or If you wish to be covered by a private insurance (European students and Non-European students)
Foreign students staying in
ü If you are over 28 and that your stay lasts minimum 1 month
You cannot benefit from French student social security. You can take out an insurance with:
« Assistance étudiants »
Tel : 01 40 47 91 00
Once you have spent three months in
Nota bene: The French student health insurance does not cover your health expenses 100%. It is therefore recommended that you take out an additional health insurance. There are two principal student additional health insurances in France, the SMEREP and the LMDE. When you register at the Registrar’s Office or at the Secretariat of the