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The practical guide for international PhD students

The practical guide for international PhD students aims at providing help for preparing your stay, and guiding you through the different steps to take upon arrival.

It concerns the academic year 2018–2019.
Currently being updated for the academic year 2019-2020.

For up-to-date information, please visit ISSO’s web portal.


Your application has been accepted by your research unit

  • Completing your admission
  • Planning your budget
  • Searching for accommodation
  • Obtaining a visa
  • Learning about health insurance coverage
You will arrive soon
  • How to get here
  • Booking temporary accommodation
  • Preparing your arrival : checklist and tips
You have just arrived
  • Getting internet access
  • Finding accommodation
  • Opening a bank account
  • Completing your enrollment
  • Registering with health insurance
  • Validating your visa or applying for a residence permit
  • Childcare and schooling for your children
  • Need help? Your contacts


Updated on May 21, 2019

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