Obtaining French Student Healthcare

New for 2018/2019

The government has issued a new reform about the student healthcare called the « Plan étudiant » (fr.).

Students arriving for their first year of study will be affiliated to the French general healthcare system. Students already enrolled for 2017/2018 will remain affiliated for one more year to the French student healthcare system (2018/2019).

The French student healthcare system will end from the 2019 intake but the contribution fee will be removed starting from the 2018 intake.

Important: information below only concerns the 2017/2018 academic intake and will be updated as soon as the decree is published.

Obtaining French healthcare for students is compulsory for students under 28.

During online registration, students need to choose a French national healthcare reimbursement agency, either SMEREP (center 617) or LMDE (center 601).

Identify your situation

Consult the contribution table to find out specific steps to follow during the online registration process.


To benefit from the student healthcare system, students pay an annual and one time fixed rate which is 217€ for the 2017-2018 academic year
Crous Scholarship holders, will be exempted of the contribution for the health insurance upon producing the relevant documents providing their scholarship holder status (Crous notification for the current academic year).

Any questions?

Please consult our FAQ.