ARRIVING AND LIVING
SOCIAL SECURITY & INSURANCE
STUDENT SOCIAL SECURITY
Non European students have to register to the French Social security to be covered during their stay in France.
TOP-UP HEALTH INSURANCE
This extra coverage is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended, as it can cost you a lot if you have serious health problem (surgery for instance).
If you think you will have extra medical expenses during your stay in France, such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, birth control, dental care, etc, you should by an complementary insurance.
If you plan on taking part in sports, you will be asked to take out a top-up insurance policy.
The student social security organisations offer top-up contracts with varying rates and degrees of coverage.
For more information, see the following sites:
Liability coverage is mandatory. It may be taken out from one of the organisations listed above or from a top-up insurance provider for international students.
In general, it is also included in housing insurance packages.
INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENT LIABILITY INSURANCE
Individual accident liability insurance is mandatory for risks outside the school. It covers school trips (other than the commute between the school and home), internships (other than the commute between the internship and home), all types of extra-curricular activities and activities with student organisations.
Students who join EPF organisations must ensure that they have accident coverage and coverage for any sports and physical activities practiced by the organisations, whether as part of the association or individually.
Housing insurance is mandatory for all tenants, no matter where they live. Students who reserve university housing through EPF must take out housing insurance upon reservation.
All insurance and housing reservation fees are bundled in an administrative package payable upon enrolment.
This means that all housing insurance formalities are taken care of and paid for directly by EPF.