The euro (€) is the currency used in France and nineteen other member states of the European Union, also known as the Euro Zone: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Irland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.

Opening a bank account

To open a bank account, you should make an appointment with the bank of your choice and bring along the following documents:

  • Pièce d'identité - national ID, passport, or carte de séjour (a driver's license is not acceptable)
  • Justificatif de domicile (proof of residency:  phone or electricity bill, rental receipt, etc.)
  • Carte étudiante - Your student card or a certificat de scolarité (proof of enrolment) from Sciences Po, to benefit from our partner offers

For additional important information about banking in France.

Cost of living on the different campuses

The cost of living will depend on which city city you live in. There is a big difference between Paris and other cities.their bikes

For more information on the cost of living in France.