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Health insurance

All international students residing in France need to have health insurance (compulsory).

  • If you are integrating a French university for the first time: You have to subscribe to the CPAM: Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (local health insurance agency) of your place of residence. To do so, you just have to register on the website: your personal information, transmitting all required paperwork and confirming your email to get an access to your personal space on the platform with all your affiliation certificates.
  • If you are a European student, you need an European Health Insurance Card. If you do not have it, you would have to subscribe to the CPAM as well by registering on the website above.
  • If you were already registered in a French university last year: You have nothing more to do. You need to keep your previous health insurance.

Starting on the academic year 2018/2019, the affiliation to the French social security system (health insurance) is free for all students and strongly recommended.

If you are a European Union citizen, part of the European Economic Area or form Switzerland, you remain attached to the health insurance of your country of origin. The European Health Insurance Card will allow you to be reimbursed for your health expenses in France.

Students who are not from these countries will be able to register for the health insurance on the website: (site available from September 1st 2018).

In all cases we invite you to consult the website of the French Health Insurance you will find information in French and in English about the conditions of affiliation, the documents to prepare and the procedures in France (ex. how to be refunded etc. ).

The obligatory health insurance does not reimburse the totality of health costs. It is highly recommended to subscribe to a complementary health insurance (mutuelle) upon arrival, in order to cover up to 100% of your medical expenses.


 Campus and student life contribution – CVEC


Requested only for degree seeking international students. Not required for once semester exchange students.


Tax to student and campus life (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) From the start 2018 academic year, all registered students (full time and apprentices) will be accountable for paying this tax. It is due each year by students during their registration.


When you register at the university, an obligatory contribution of 90€ is required for the preventive medicine, sports and cultural activities. The scholarship students and the international students registered in their home university (Erasmus + and exchange program) do not have to pay if they have their scholarship or mobility certification.


You can pay only with your credit card on the following website: or by cash through snail mail (you would receive a named remittance advice of 5€). 


Those exempt from the payment are students receiving benefits for the academic year from a higher education loan and those benefitting from a state of refuge.

Visa and administrative procedures

If you come from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA=28 countries from the European Union (UE) + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland, you may need to apply for a visa to enter France at least 3 months before your departure.


Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City


In order to get French VISA are required to register on the CAMPUS FRANCE website of their respective country when available in their country.

Please consult the website of the Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes for the type of visa which will depend on the nature and expected length of your stay.


Every student enrolling at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, who IS NOT a citizen of one of  EU countries:


MUST obtain a STUDENT VISA, covering the entire academic year period.


Depending on your situation, you may apply to one of the 3 following procedures.


Please read them carefully to know which procedure applies to your case.

  1. « VLS »/ “TS” PROCEDURE


If you are a citizen of any country OTHER THAN: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City


 AND you are coming to France for the first time


 You must obtain a student VISA called “VLS/TS” following this procedure:1.1   Before your arrival in France:


  1. Register online in the Campus France website:
  2. Make an appointment at the French Embassy or Consular Service in your home country in order to apply for a student visa “VLS/TS” and obtain it
  3. For your “VLS/TS” application you need to present in person the following items:

>   Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the applicant’s last day in France (+ 1 photocopy). For non-citizens, proof of legal residence in your home country (visa, permanent resident card…) (+1 photocopy);

>         2 Long Stay application forms legibly filled out and signed (Remember to indicate a date of departure). Need help on how to fill the form? Click here;

>         2 passport-size photographs (color or black and white, 35×45 mm, clear background);

>         Acceptance / Admission Letter(pre-enrollment) from IMT-BS (+1 photocopy).


This document is sent by the Admission Office or Department of International Relations and Development only once the confirmation form and the payment proof are received.


A PDF scan of the letter is sent by e-mail and the original is sent by regular post to the address you have indicated on the application form.


If your address has changed, please inform immediately the Admission Office, otherwise the original of your letter of admission will get lost;

>         Financial guarantee: a Certificate of financial resources in the amount of approximately €615 per month (proof of a standing electronic funds transfer, scholarship or family support

>         A printout of your ID number from Campus France. Campus France cannot activate your account until you’ve completely finished creating your profile on their site (read the instructions carefully) AND sent them payment and a photocopy of your admission letter, SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE YOUR VISA APPOINTMENT;

  • A copy of your last Degree, Diploma, student ID, or transcript (+1 photocopy);
  • Round trip ticket if you are studying 6 months or less (+1 photocopy) or a one way ticket only if you are studying in France more than 6 months (+ 1 photocopy);
  • IF YOU ARE 28 y.o. OR OLDER: proof of medical insurance with coverage valid for France (+ 1 photocopy). You will have to prove that the coverage is valid while you study in France with a letter from your medical insurance.

IF YOU ARE LESS THAN 28 y.o.: you will be covered by the French National Health Insurance (« Sécurité Sociale »).


Extremely important: remember to bring along with you a Birth Certificate accompanied by an official translation. You will be asked by the « Sécurité Sociale » to submit this document in order to be delivered your Medical Insurance Card (« Carte Vitale »).


   Visa validation: the tax amount for long stay student visa (VLS-TS) is currently 60€.

Upon your arrival in France and within 2 months: Register at the OFII (French Immigration and Integration Office):


Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration, lOFII Évry




lOFII Évry

Espace europe 2 3 rue Marcel Camé

91080 Courcouronnes

1,77 km de Évry

01 69 36 14 60


You do not need to worry about this procedure, as we will assist you all over the process within OFII in France.



Your VISA will be valid for travel in the entire Schengen Area 


N.B.: Tourist visas CANNOT be extended in France.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The student visa “VLS/TS” is valid for 12 months maximum. If you are willing to continue your studies in France the following year you must obtain a Student Resident Permit “Titre de séjour – étudiant” delivered by the Préfecture d’ Évry.


The application procedure to obtain the Student Resident Permit must be started within two months prior to your VLS/TS expiration date.


There is a possibility to apply for accommodation in MAISEL university residence.

Please submit your request for accommodation at Maisel (our school’s student residences) via Maisel portal on during the permitted period ONLY.

Be advised that you cannot submit your request earlier the DEADLINES outlined in Maisel website. As soon as the Maisel portal is open, you would be able to ask for accommodation.

You will be provided a direct link on a later stage by email.

N.B. The students who have found options for accommodation in France (family, relatives, and friends) do not need to submit request for accommodation.

The monthly rent depends on the type of accommodation assigned and can vary from 400€ to 600 € (18m² to 20 m²) according to buildings. All rooms are assigned based on availability. Special requests cannot be taken into account.

Rates (After arrival you will have to pay): 

  • 200€ Deposit (amount collected for the rent)
  • 500€ Deposit (refunded if no damage at the end of stay)
  • 80€

30€ Registration fee-non refundable

  • If housed <1 month
    10€ Monthly management fees to be added to the rent-non refundable
    3€ Laundry
    20€ Bedding kit
    5 € Outdoor parking (building U5)
    30 € monthly Indoor parking
    car (building U6)
    bike (U5 or U6

The lease includes both the first and last day of the academic semester and is rounded off to the 1st or 15th of the month.


The “MAISEL” provides a room (*) on campus or in the residence hall in town (* subject to room availability at the MAISEL: expect to be housed in a double room if single rooms are not available).

  • If you arrive before the semester begins:


If you arrive within the seven days before the semester begins, you will pay the per night fee established by the MAISEL. If you arrive eight to fifteen days before the semester begins, you will pay a full fortnight and any time beyond 15 days before the semester begins the MAISEL will bill in fortnights.


  •  If you leave after the semester ends:


If you leave within seven days after the semester ends, you will pay the per night fee established by the MAISEL. If you leave eight to fifteen days after the semester ends, you will pay a full fortnight and any time thereafter the MAISEL will bill in fortnights.




Students may be able to claim housing benefit subject to certain conditions.


Note: For government subsidies please check you should register the first week of arrival (please note it is not guaranteed if you come for one semester!)

You will be accommodated in single-occupancy rooms, equipped with a bed, a desk, closets, a small fridge and a full bathroom. Sheets are provided, but you have to bring your towels. Kitchens are located on the ground floor and are shared by all students. On the same floor, washing machines and dryers are free for access (EUR 3.00 for the washing and dryers are free). No washing powder needs to be added since it is supplied in the washing process. Telephone service in the residence halls is no longer available, you should use communication applications through the internet network or a personal cell phone instead.

Cell phone accounts are divided into two groups: binding contracts for a year or two, or prepaid SIM cards which you can reload at any time. In France, there are different mobile network operators, so it is recommended that you compare prices.


When arriving on campus, you will check into your room. We draw your attention to the fact that keys are non-exchangeable and non-negotiable. Please note that if your room is not close to that of your best friend, it won’t be possible to change. Rooms are randomly allocated to students by the information system. Take this opportunity to make new friends from other countries!

Be careful not to lose your key. In case of loss, you would have to pay for the new key and cylinder in the door (minimum EUR 300.00). Before you leave the MAISEL, do not forget to advise the MAISEL one month before you leave if you want to get your deposit back quickly.


Upon checkout, rooms are to be cleaned, trash removed and sheets taken off the bed and folded. When possible, a definite time may be set so that the MAISEL officer may be present during the check-out.  The keys and access card are to be turned over to the check-out person. If you wish to leave after office hours or during the weekend, place the keys and access card in a signed, sealed, dated envelope and place it into the deposit box (hole in the wall in front of the MAISEL office, in the hall of building 2). A default in returning the key and access card before departure will result in a charge amounting to the replacement price.


Our international exchange students are welcome to submit their request for accommodation in Maisel on


Should you encounter any difficulties in applying for your accommodation, please contact us by email only :