Practical Information

Becoming a university student, independent from your family, can be daunting, whether you are French and are just changing housing or cities, and even more so if you are from a different country.

To make your transition as smooth as possible, IÉSEG assists students with their administrative processes, and can provide you with information regarding housing, visa procedures, the French health system, and more.

How to finance your education

There are many ways to help students to finance their education, including scholarships provided by IÉSEG and other organizations, along with financial aid options provided by the government. These may apply to their studies, study abroad, or to the transportation or housing.

Discover How to finance your education


IÉSEG provides different housing options and our housing advisors will provide further assistance to help the students navigate through their options and select the accommodation that best fits their needs.

Learn more about Housing

Passport – Visa – Residence Permit

Depending on your nationality, your situation and the length of your stay, you may need a visa to study in France.

Learn more about Visa and Residence Permit

French health insurance and complementary insurance for international students

The French Health Care system (Social Security) is called la “Sécurité Sociale”. It reimburses part of your expenses paid out for medical care and prescriptions.  

Discover the French Health Insurance

International Students: “Welcome on board”

Living abroad can be both fun and challenging. IÉSEG has developed a comprehensive program of activities and support mechanisms to facilitate students’ adaptation to their new surroundings, meaning the IÉSEG campus and its facilities, but also the city around it and French culture in general.

Learn more about “Welcome on board”

Other Information

Download the IÉSEG Passport

Could not find the information that you needed? Feel free to contact the International Relations Department.

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