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International students : prepare your arrival at UPEC

Published on July 15, 2022

You have been accepted to UPEC to start or continue your studies ? Here are some tips to help you prepare for your arrival in France and take your first steps in your new university.

Etudiante internationale découvrant Paris
Etudiante internationale découvrant Paris

1. Create and download your customized roadmap

Thanks to our Online Welcome Desk, you can locate UPEC in its environment and create your customized roadmap in French or in English in just a few clicks. Get the essential information on each step to take based on your profile, from the preparations in your country of origin up to your arrival in France.

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2. Read the Welcome guide for International students

Made especially for you, this French-English welcome guide contains all the information you need to complete all necessary steps regarding your arrival in France. It provides an overview of the services and activities offered to students on the campuses. Also, feel free to check out the tutorials and videos of our Welcome to UPEC YouTube playlist.

Download the Welcome Guide for International Students

3. Make sure you meet all the requirements for entering France

Depending on your country of origin and vaccination status, the procedures required to enter French territory vary. They may change as the state of the health situation related to the coronavirus evolves. Make sure to check the most recent information on the Campus France website.

At your arrival in France, comply with the sanitary guidelines in effect. You will find them easily on the official website of the government and on the Covid-19 information area of our French website.

4. Contact us if you need further help

UPEC supports you throughout your course of study. If you cannot find the answers to your questions in the Welcome Guide or on the website, simply contact us.
- Exchange program students: international relations officers in faculties, schools and institutes
- Individual international students: write to international@u-pec.fr or contact the administrative service of your faculty, school or institute.

Please note that the university closes on July 22 for the summer break. Offices will reopen progressively as of August 16. More information (in French).

5. Save the date: International Welcome Days

Do not miss our International Welcome Days, from September 5 to October 5, 2022. This event is designed to make your arrival easier. A Welcome Desk will be available to help you through administrative and installation formalities and you have many opportunities to learn about your new university and its services but also to visit the area and meet other students.

Further information will be provided at the end of August on our French website and social networks: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

We look forward to meeting you in September!