Health Cover

All hospitals have an emergency room that is open 24 hours a day. Physicians and pharmacies are on call nights and weekends.

The renowned French system of health insurance reimburses a portion of participants’ medical expenses in return for a mandatory annual contribution of 207 Euros. Student group health plans are available to cover all or part of that portion of your medical bills that is not covered by the basic national system.
Premiums for such coverage start at 110 Euros per year.

The French health-care system is one of the best in the world. The level of care in French hospitals is of very high quality, and universal insurance makes care available to everyone.

Students, in particular, enjoy ready access to medical services and preventive care.

To be eligible for the national student health plan, students must be under 28 and enrolled in a participating institution of higher education. Students 28 and older can obtain a special health insurance, the universal health cover or “Couverture Maladie Universelle” (CMU)

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E.U. Students

You must obtain the European Health Card from your country Health Insurance Services. You will have the same cover in France as the French citizen (see above).

Non E.U. Students

If you do not have a full medical insurance on arrival, you will have to join the French health system (see above).

Civil Liability Cover

It is compulsory to obtain a Civil Liability Cover for your accommodation and your personal liability. This cost is between 30 and 50 euros per year.

Useful addresses:


La Mutuelle Des Etudiants (LMDE)