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).

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

Établissement associé de l'Université de Strasbourg
Fondation Université de Strasbourg
Investissements d'Avenir
Inserm Grand Est
Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU)
EUCOR, Le Campus européen