Practical Information

Welcome and Orientation Sessions

A Welcome and Orientation Session is organised for international students by the International Relations Office at the beginning of each semester. It generally takes place over three days and includes: a presentation of the university and student services; a step-by-step explanation of the enrolment procedure; practical information about life in Paris ; a Seine river cruise close the session. It is also, of course, the occasion to meet with many other international students.

Residence Permit Office

A Residence Permit Office in direct contact with the French administration offices helps non-EU students with their immigration documents and visa renewal. The Office receives students four days a week throughout the year.

Social Security

The healthcare system in France includes mandatory health insurance (Social Security) and an optional complementary, top-up insurance (la mutuelle). Students who are citizens of the European Union must bring their European Health Insurance Card to France. All other students must apply for French social security before arriving in France, by signing up via the dedicated website:

French Social Security

Paris Campus


Five specialised libraries with online catalogues are open to all exchange students according to their discipline.

Living Expenses

The main expenses when living in Paris are: housing, food and transportation. Please find below the average monthly budget for a single student living in Paris:
  • Rent: 900 € for a studio or private residence
  • Rent at a student residence: 300 to 500€
  • Complementary health insurance: 15€
  • Internet and mobile phone: approximately 30€
  • School supplies: 20€
  • Cultural outings: 100€, can vary depending on the person.
  • Transportation: 1 métro/bus/RER ticket costs 2,15€. For those who use public transportation every day, there are the following options: 1/ Monthly subscription: The Navigo card costs 86,40€ per month (zones 1-5). 2/ "Imagine R" annual subscription reserved for students 26 years old and under, for 365€ per year.

Reims Campus

By studying on the Reims campus, you have access to the services of the Paris campus. A dedicated team shared with the Paris campus helps you by organizing a Welcome and Orientation Sessions and with the administrative procedures (Residence Permit Office and Social Security).

Living Expenses

  • Rent for a studio or private residence : 450€.
  • Rent at student residence : 300€ to 400€.
  • Complementary health insurance : 15€.
  • Internet and mobile phone : 30€ approximately.
  • Cultural outings : It depends on you, can be 100€.
  • Transportation : 1 tramway / bus ticket is 1.80€ for one hour. As student you have access to a monthly subscription at 29.70€ or annual subscription at 267.30€ for tramway and bus.