Administrative Formalities


If you need a student visa during your stay in France, KEDGE will only validate your school registration file and issue your student ID Card 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 Student 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 first 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 : My Netfile > My downloads > My Uploads.
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 only after your arrival at KedgeBS as a mandatory document will be handed to you at the check-in.


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

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



How can you find a housing? 
We invite you to login on the KEDGE BS housing platform:

You will find on this platform housing offers dedicated to international students from: 
- Private landlords 
- Real estate agencies 
- High standard residences in France 
- Student residences 
A multilingual support team will help you 6 days a week in the wintertime and 7 days a week in the summertime to help you to find and book accommodation. 

This platform will also allow you: 
- To generate as soon as you have booked (and paid) your accommodation, a housing certificate for your Visa process. 
- To subscribe to a housing insurance (compulsory when you rent a flat in France) and to provide a housing insurance certificate (required document to check in) upon your arrival

Do not hesitate to contact our housing advisor for advice:


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: Interact will guide you upon the orientation session

Contact us



Housing Advisor - Student Services

04 91 82 73 22

Download files

Tutorial Registration French Health Insurance (PDF - 1.1 MB)
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