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Preparing your arrival for the University Programme

Travel Plans: When to Arrive

Each student is responsible for securing his or her own transportation to and from Paris. Approximately one month before your arrival, you will receive detailed information regarding transportation to and from the Paris airports, as well as check-in information if you reserve housing through the Summer School.


Check the visa requirements for your particular country for a short-term stay in France. Students from some countries will be able to attend the Summer School as tourists and as such do not need a visa, while others may be required to obtain a short-term student visa. Please note that the timing to obtain a visa may take longer in some countries, so be sure to apply early. 

Upon receipt of your tuition payment, your Summer School admissions letter may be used in your visa application as your proof of study (and accommodation, if applicable) for your stay in France. Please refer to the individual country regulations on your local French consulate website or on the France Visas website.

Health Insurance

Foreign nationals staying less than three months in France are not eligible for French health insurance. We strongly recommend that you subscribe to a comprehensive health insurance policy for the duration of your stay.

Stay in Touch

The Summer School team will provide regular communication regarding your arrival, orientation, and preparation for courses. Please check the email address used during your application regularly for updates regarding the programme.


Prospective students

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