Preparing for Pau

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Preparing for Pau

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Formalities

Visas

Non-European students

Any student wishing to enrol in a course longer than three months must obtain a long-stay visa (visa de long séjour) from the embassy or consulate in their home countries. This visa is obligatory in order to obtain a temporary residence permit (carte de séjour) in France which will be valid for the length of your studies (produire une fiche d’état civil)?. You will need a certificate of enrolment to obtain your student visa (which we can provide you with upon request). Check with your local French consulates for further details o visa requirements.

European students

European students do not require a visa.

Insurance

Health insurance

Which health insurance do I need?

At the beginning of each semester, an information session is organised with student social security groups. They will be able to reply to any questions and help you enrol for the appropriate health insurance.

European Union

Non-European Union

Under 28 years old

Over 28 years old

Under 28 years old

Over 28 years old

You must have your European health insurance card. It must be valid for the entirety of your stay. If you do not have this card, you must subscribe to the French student social security: 215€

Subscribe to a personal health insurance at the CPAM

 

Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie)

26 bis, avenue des Lilas

64000 Pau


Any other health insurance must cover a minimum of what would be covered by the CPAM.

You must subscribe to the French student social security when you enrol at the IEFE: 215€.

Subscribe to a personal health insurance at the CPAM

 

Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie

26 bis, avenue des Lilas

64000 Pau

 

Any other health insurance must cover a minimum of what would be covered by the CPAM.

Note: French social security will reimburse a maximum of 70% of any health service fees. It is therefore highly recommended that you subscribe to a complementary health insurance as well.

Public liability insurance

If you wish to rent privately, you must provide a certificate of public liability insurance (attestation d’assurance responsabilité civile). You will also be asked to provide this certificate upon enrolment at the University.
If you do not have your own public liability insurance, you can take one out upon your arrival in France by contacting student insurance companies, or certain banks.