Practical information

Prepare your arrival

Your application has been successful and you will soon be joining UPEC? Create your customized roadmap to prepare your arrival in France and in your future university.

Online Welcome Desk

Residence permit

Students from a country outside of the European Union and staying for more than 3 months need apply for a residence permit within the first 3 months of their arrival.



Are you looking for somewhere to live ?
There are several ways to seek help.



Working in France

Working to top up your funds when you are a student is very common. Working part-time in France will not allow you to cover all of your expenses, but it is a useful top-up. It's important !



Digital services

The university offers the student a considerable range of digital communications and learning tools.


University restaurants

University restaurants are open to students enrolled at UPEC university.


Cost of living

Prepare an accurate budget of your expenses in France. Bear in mind that Paris is one of the most expensives cities in Europe. Rents are particularly high.


Scholarships / financial assistance

Scholarships exist on an annual and renewable basis along with rapid assistance for students in short-term difficulty.


Student health

Find more informations about the university preventive medicine and health promotion department and UPEC’s university health network (RESUS). In France, individual welfare cover is compulsory for all students aged 18 years or over.



UPEC university is accessible in public transport : métro, bus, RER...