In this section, you will find all essential information on the various procedures you need to come study at Telecom Business School as an international student. You can also find information in the International Student Guide edited by Telecom Business School, a complete guide for international students.
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After being accepted in a program, Admissions or International Services will send you an acceptance letter. With this letter you may register on-line with the French Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin to obtain a student visa (procedure CEF).
European citizens, and those from the European Free Trade Area known as Shengen, may enter and stay in France at their convenience. They do not need a visa to enter and stay on French territory.
On the other hand, non european citizens must obtain a visa to enter France.
Different categories of visas provide various types of protection for international students. Consulate services in your country of origin will help you understand the rules and regulations that apply.
A student registered for one semester has to prove registration in his/her own country of international health and liability insurance : he or she has to bring a personal insurance policy translated into French - details must show that insurance will pay the hospital directly otherwise the student will have to pay him/herself. For other matters the student must be aware that he/she will pay doctors and medicine him/herself and will be refunded in his/her country afterwards. For information, the cost of a medical visit varies between 22 € and 45€ and medicine can easily reach 50 €.
You must join the French social security scheme. Students who come to France on an international exchange lasting over three months must pay social security contributions even if they are already a member of a foreign public social security scheme or have a private French or foreign insurance policy.
Telecom Business School must affiliate all students registered at the start of each academic year.
This means that the student joins the local university scheme (LMDE or SMEREP) which is responsible for providing Social Security benefits (e.g. reimbursement of medical costs and prescriptions).
This applies to students:
European students have the same rights as French students. Contributions amount to approximately €207 for the academic year and may be revised every year (2012-2013 rate given above).
The following are excluded from the student social security scheme:
People with visas stating that they are “visitors” or “researchers” are not covered by the French social security scheme. They must take out a voluntary personal insurance policy as soon as they arrive in France (be aware, for adults cost is very high), if they do not hold an international insurance policy and its translation.
The French health service (sécurité sociale) aims at preventing you from health issues. That is to consult practitioners, and to be reimbursed easily.
Under 28 years old, doctorate students have to subscribe to a student medical coverage of their choice:
Over 28 years old, doctorate students have to register to the CPAM (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie, the French national healthcare center). In Evry, they can do so to the CPAM d’Evry (Boulevard François Mittérand in Evry, Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5:30PM) with the following
It is compulsory to subscribe to a civil liability insurance policy (assurance responsabilité civile) to be covered for damages done to others. Telecom Ecole de Management recommends ACS foreign researcher insurance.
For further information, please contact Human Ressources service or call +33 (0)1 60 76 41 47 / 40 / 32