Yes, it is mandatory to buy a student insurance upon your arrival in France (during the Orientation Week) if you are a non-European student.
The insurance you bought in your country is not valid in France and you have to take one in France, except:
- if you have more than 28 years,
- if you do have a valid *EHIC card.
We suggest you to take a short-term insurance for your visa purposes as you’ll have to take another one in France when you are here.
We will help you get one of the following student health insurance plans:
*If you are a European student, you have to bring the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card with you. The EHIC card must cover at least the period of your programme in France.