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Visa and immigration

EU doctoral students

Doctoral students from EU countries don't need a visa.

Non-EU doctoral students

Doctoral students from non EU countries must apply for a visa:

  • If you are not working in France, you should apply for a student visa (CESEDA L313-7).
  • If you are working in France (employed by the university, the CNRS or INSERM), you should apply for a scientific visa (CESEDA L313-8). Prior to applying, your employer should provide you with a hosting agreeement (convention d'accueil).

Good to know

If you are having trouble obtaining your visa, you can ask the person hosting you in France to write a letter to the French embassy's cultural attaché in your home country.

French embassies and consulates abroad

University of Strasbourg's networks and partnerships

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