The housing insurance is a mandatory document in France to get the key of your accommodation. It covers you and your accommodation in case of fire, flood damage, theft etc The school will recommend French insurance companies to you to obtain this insurance before entering your accommodation. For students staying in a CROUS accommodation, you have to subscribe it and upload it on our "Feel français platform" 15 days before your arrival at the latest.
Since the 1st September 2019, all new students stay registered to their actual social security. The French social security is now free for all national and international students. A complementary health insurance is highly recommended and can be purchased from any insurance company.
International students who are enrolled for the first time in France must get registered on line at the French social security (CPAM).
International students from the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland
• If you already have health insurance coverage in your country, you do not need to sign up for the French State health insurance. In this case, you must travel with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) valid for the period of stay.
• International students who are enrolled for the first time in France must get registered on line at the French social security (CPAM). It can be carried out from abroad once your registration at L’École de design is complete and you have your visa.
• You will benefit from the same level of coverage as other students and will have some of your medical expenses reimbursed.
• The health insurance registration is mandatory. We will be able to guide you step by step on your first day at school in case your registration is not done on your arrival.
For more information you can consult this short Campus France video.
Whether you are a student or an employee, civil liability insurance is mandatory in France and covers you for any damage you may cause to a third party or property. The school will ask you for this in your first week. On your first day you will be given addresses of insurance companies who can sell you this insurance.