France is renowned for having one of the best systems of higher education in the world. To top it all, this system is also one of the most financially accessible in the world!
The total amount of tuition fees varies according to the degree level being followed (see below). All registration fees are payable either:
- Online by credit card (possible to pay in one or three installement(s) for international students admitted via Apoflux
- At the scholar office by bank card or postal check (in euros) or in cash (in euros) with a limit of 300€ for international students admitted via Campus France
New in 2018: CVEC
CVEC, Contribution Vie Etudiante et Campus, corresponds to Student Life and Campus Contribution.
Who must pay the CVEC?
Both French and international students who are registering for initial training as of September 2018 within a French university must pay this contribution before starting the registration process at the university. Once paid, a certificate number will be delivered to the student. Scholarship students who are followed by the CROUS are not obliged to pay the contribution.
How much is the CVEC?
The CVEC costs 90€ for the academic year 2018/2019.
How to pay the CVEC?
Consult the website messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr which has a section dedicated to the CVEC and allows the payment of the contribution online.
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New in 2018: social security
As of 2018/2019, the student social security scheme is gradually being replaced by the General Health Insurance scheme (CPAM). As a result, students no longer need to register and pay for social security with their university.
- 1st scenario: you already benefit from social security via LMDE/VITTAVI. You should contact your agency to find out about the renewal plan for 2018/2019.
- 2nd scenario: you are a new French student. You remain registered with your parent's social security scheme.
- 3rd scenario: you are a new international student. You must contact the CPAM agency that is closest to your place of residency in France.
Scholarships are not granted to new international students (you may however apply in the second year of study). You may also apply for a scholarship from your home country.