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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 2020–2021.
Last updated June 2020.

In addition to this guide, please visit the news page on our website in order to follow the evolution of the measures taken in the Covid-19 context.


Your application has been accepted by your research unit

  • Your enrollment with the Doctoral school
  • Planning your budget
  • Searching for accommodation
  • Obtaining a visa
  • Learning about health insurance coverage
You will arrive soon
  • How to get here and move around town
  • Booking temporary accommodation
  • Preparing your arrival : checklist and tips
You have just arrived
  • Getting internet access
  • Finding accommodation
  • Opening a bank account
  • Taking out civil liability insurance
  • Obtaining a CVEC attestation
  • Completing your enrollment
  • Registering with health insurance
  • Validating your visa or applying for a residence permit
  • Finding out about childcare and schooling for your children
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Updated on October 1, 2020

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