Getting Organized

What to do before leaving home?



Application and Learning Agreement

Look up details about application procedures at Efrei Paris and send all your application documents before the deadlines to Efrei Paris’s International Department. Non-degree-seeking students must select courses in the Efrei Paris course catalogue and ask for approval at their home university before sending  their Learning Agreement.


Upon reception of the letter of admission or letter of invitation, apply for a visa and renew your passport if necessary.

Reserving Accommodation

Three months before arrival, complete the Housing Application Form, read carefully and sign the Housing Agreement and make your €400 Efrei Paris security deposit bank transfer. Send your completed application to Efrei Paris so that a room can be reserved for you. No room can be reserved until Efrei Paris’s accounting department receives the €400 bank transfer. Efrei Paris will inform students of housing availability and confirm appropriate arrival dates.

Making Travel Arrangements to Paris

Book your flight or your train ticket as soon as you get confirmation of the arrival dates from Efrei Paris.

Arranging Airport or Train Station Pickup

The Efrei International Team provides a pick-up service for international students. As soon as you have made your travel arrangements to Paris, email your arrival information to
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our student volunteers who will accompany you to your accommodation.

Health Insurance
  • For EU students, arrange your student health insurance and request the European Health Card (EHIC).
  • Non-EU degree-seeking students must purchase student health insurance in France through Efrei Paris. Non-EU students coming to Efrei Paris for a semester only will need to purchase international health insurance in your their country prior to departure.
Medical Checkup

Take advantage of your last months at home to have a complete medical checkup. This simple precaution may help prevent health problems and complications while in France (see your dentist, your ophthalmologist, your gynecologist, etc.).

Credit Card

Check with your bank that your credit card can be used in France.

Other Arrangements Before Leaving Home

Settle all your bills, cancel your phone service and tie all other loose ends.


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