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CVEC & Health insurance

CVEC (Contribution vie étudiante et de campus

Since 2018, all students must pay the “Contribution à la vie étudiante et de campus” (CVEC) to finalize their registration. This contribution, collected by the CROUS (Regional Centers of University and Schools) is intended to promote the reception and social support, health, culture and sports of students. CVEC is a tax that validates your registration in a higher education institution.

The CVEC for the academic year 2019/2020 is 91€

Exchange students, Students in China, India, Brazil and Montréal Studios and Apprentices with «contrat de professionnalisation» do not pay the CVEC.

Health insurance

In France, enrolment in higher education leads to membership in students social security scheme. It’s the school responsibility. This membership depends on student’s age and parent’s socio-professional category.

The administrative procedure may differ depending on your situation:

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 bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

NON-EUROPEAN STUDENTS
• You must affiliate to the French health insurance policy.
• You will benefit from the same level of coverage as other students and benefit from a free healthcare
• Your health insurance registration can only be carried out after your arrival in France and your definitive registration in the school.

It is however strongly recommended that you sign up for a top-up health insurance policy after your arrival in France.