Students from the European Union must provide their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to ESTACA International Department. Some students with an EHIC do not need to complete any additional forms because they benefit from extended cover from their home country (depends on the type of EHIC).
Besides providing your International travel insurance covering repatriation and civil liability, it’s preferable that you register for the French social security, especially if your program is for 1 year or longer. This will ensure you get reimbursed quickly if you have visited a doctor or paid for medical services in France.
PLEASE, TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSABILITY TO REGISTER FOR FRENCH HEALTH INSURANCE.
You can benefit from the French general healthcare system if you came to France with a VLS-TS visa. Registration is free of charge and can be easily completed online. Please register on the health insurance website for international students.
To be able to obtain a French Social Security number, make sure you upload all the necessary documents required in the registration process (ex: valid visa copy, birth certificate translated into French, housing proof, School Certificate/ESTACA acceptance letter etc.). After uploading the documents, you will receive a provisional number first, and shortly after, you can get a definitive one. This is not obligatory for European citizens or students who do not plan to stay in France for more than 1 year. Please note that it takes from 2 to 6 months to get a social security number from the day you complete your registration online. To increase the amount of healthcare expenses reimbursed, some international students prefer to take out additional complementary health insurance, or Mutuelle.
Citizens from Québec
Students from Quebec do not have to subscribe to the French Social Security but need to have the SE 401 Q 106 form.
Students will have to provide to our International Department a copy upon arrival.
All foreign students will have to provide to our International Department a copy of their civil liability insurance policy upon arrival.
THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.