Administrative Formalities: Visa and Health Insurance


If you need a student visa during your stay in France, KEDGE will only validate your school registration file and issue your student ID after receiving a copy of your French visa.
To get your French visa you may need

  • an acceptance letter: it will be sent by email by our International Office (
  • a Housing Certificate: contact our housing advisor:

Note that if you need a certificate with a specific address on it, you need to book a housing firstly and then send your request with your booking receipt

As soon as you get your French visa, please log back on Campus Virtuel and upload a copy of your french student visa under the following section: Administrative Information > Submit your documents.
NB: a workshop dedicated to visa matters will take place during the orientation session

Health insurance (CPAM)

By law, all students coming to study in France for 3 months or more are required to register for the French Student Health insurance. This registration must be done on

  • European citizens: you must  provide a European Health Card
  • Students from Québec: you must provide your signed and stamped SE-401-Q-106 form
  • Students coming for less than 3 months: you will have to provide a proof of private health insurance coverage upon your arrival in order to be admitted in classes and be given your Student ID.

You can download a dedicated tutorial to register for French Health Insurance (CPAM) upon your arrival here

Housing Insurance (Mandatory)

Upon arrival, all tenants are legally required to buy an insurance for their room/apartment (against flooding, fire or natural disaster as well as theft).

This document is necessary to check-in at most residences and landlords on the first day to get your keys.
Do not hesitate to contact our housing advisor for advice:


  • Public transportation: go to
  • Bank: you will be able to open a French Bank account with the student association Interact upon your arrival.
  • Phone/ internet subscriptions: Melting Potes will guide you upon the orientation session

Contact us

Housing Advisor - Student Services
05 56 84 63 26

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