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The French Social Security is mandatory for all students under the age of 28 and covers a certain percentage of medical expenses. This social security is free of charge and upon arrival, during check-in, ESDES will provide you with the necessary information to apply.
Please note that you will be required to submit the following documents to the French Social Security
- Complete birth certificate copy, translated by an official translator or a consulate
- A copy of the long stay visa and the OFII sticker or a valid residence permit
- A copy of the valid passport
- French Bank details

This procedure will start once the student has checked-in at ESDES.

We highly suggest that students purchase a private travel and health insurance to cover the remaining costs.

All European students who plan to study with us in our exchange program do not need to apply to the French Social Security, but must hold a European health card validated for the duration of their stay.