Practical Informations

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Studying in France

Studying in France means you are enjoying the education excellence in France. With over 3,500 Universities offering Bachelor’s Master’s and Doctorate degrees in various specialized programmes such as Arts, Architectures, Business and Management, Engineering, etc., you can be sure to find the right programme for your personal and professional development.

Studying in France also means you are studying in a multicultural country which is filled with histories, culture and arts; and living at the heart of Europe where many European capitals are accessible by train or plane. Besides academic, you are going to meets many people with diverse backgrounds, and discover the 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and various European countries. Moreover, you are going to experience the “French Lifestyle”, especially the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage – French cuisine.

For more information about life in France, you may visit :

campus france

Visa

Campus France

France has implemented a network of agencies called Campus France in 86 countries in the world. Students applying for a study visa are required to register with their country of residence’s Campus France agency. To see if your country of residence has a Campus France agency click here

To register with Campus France, go to your country’s Campus France website in the English version. Read carefully “the study abroad students” section and follow the procedure. Disregard the section “studying in France” (red box on the homepage) since you already have been accepted in our Programme. Once you have registered with Campus France, they will ask you to send the letter of acceptance from ICD and the Campus France fee.

The time Campus France process takes varies, depending on various factors. Register early. Once you get the approval from Campus France, you must apply for your visa which is usually granted within 2 to 3 weeks at the nearest French consulate.

If you are living abroad, we strongly advise you to go to the website of the French Consulate in your national country and see what documentation is required and send that in also with what is required in your country of residence. Example: if you are Bolivian but living in the United States, check on what is required for a Bolivian and send that in to the Consulate in the United States.

Reminder:

  1. Check your approval status on the Campus France website or your email (including Junk Mail Box) on a regular basis.
  2. If you did not get your Campus France approval within 3 weeks, contact Campus France.
  3. Don’t wait for your approval to schedule your French Consulate appointment.

BEFORE ARRIVAL

If you are not a citizen of a European Union member country, Andorra, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Norway or Switzerland, and you are coming to France to study for more than 3 months, you must apply for a long stay visa (more than 90 days) to study in France before leaving your country of residence.

Students must complete and submit a “long stay student visa” application for stays of 3-12 months to their appropriate Consulate. You will either apply for a VLS – TS or a Visa D, the Consulate will make the decision. If you are Algerian, you will apply for a VLS Visa

If you obtain a VLS-TS visa, you must validate your visa via this website

Administration Etrangers

AFTER ARRIVAL

Students with a long-stay student visa (VLSTS), which is valid for 1 year, have to validate the visa online within 3 months after arrival in France.

Student should have the following information for the online validation:

  • A valid email address,
  • Information on your visa,
  • To communicate your date of arrival in France,
  • To communicate your address of residence in France,
  • A payment card to pay online for a tax stamp (possibility to buy in a tobacconist's shop with cash)

 

Remark : For Algerians you are not subject to VLS validation. However, within 2 months of your arrival in France you must apply for a residence permit for the first time on the same website.

Check the web site of the French consulate closest to your country for information regarding visa application. Some requirements may vary from a consulate to another, and very likely you may have to go to apply in person

All the necessary information can be found on :

Campus France

The steps of online validation could be found on :

Administration Etrangers

Remark :

  1. Your visa will be valid for the rest of the year. You will then need to renew it - see the "Residence permit" section below.
  2. You will need to keep your login and password used for the VISA validation in order to carry out your next renewal of your residence card.

RENEWAL

Since 17 September 2020, a new fully dematerialized procedure has been in place. No physical presence will be required at the Prefecture. To login, same login and password as validating the visa will be needed.

For making renewal request and more information, please visit :

Administration Etrangers

You must apply for visa renewal within two months prior to its expiration date.

 

Arrival

Paris

If you land in Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), you may take the RER B line, a direct rail link between Paris (Denfert-Rochereau, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Châtelet-Les-Halles, Gare du Nord) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, to reach Gare du Nord. It takes around 25 minutes.

From Gare du Nord, it takes 10 minutes on foot to reach ICD Business School, Paris Campus.

RER B stations at Paris-CDG airport :
Terminals 1 and 3: "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1" station

  • Terminal 1 is available by free CDGVAL shuttle (journey time: 6 minutes).
  • Terminal 3 is available by pedestrian walkway.

Terminal 2 : "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV" station

  • Terminals 2C, 2D, 2E et 2F are available by foot and by moving walkway.
  • Terminal 2A is available by foot or by free N1 shuttle from RER station, level 5.
  • Terminal 2G is available by free N2 shuttle, from Terminal 2F, exit 2.10.

RER B stations at Paris :

  • Paris : Paris-Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Luxembourg, Palais-Royal, Denfert-Rochereau.
  • Link with Paris-Orly airport by connecting with OrlyVal at station "Antony"

There are also bus and coach available for reaching Paris. For more information regarding transportation to and from CDG, please visit :

Paris Aéroport

Toulouse

If you land in Aeroport Toulouse Blagnac, it will be only a 5 minutes’ drive away from our Toulouse Campus.You may choose to take a taxi, which can be reserved at any time using the Airport call center

by phone: +33 5 61 30 02 54.

If you arrive at Toulouse Matabiau Train Station, it will be a 15 minutes’ drive away from our Toulouse Campus.

Students may take a taxi or bus to reach our campus.

Toulouse Matabiau
Station 64 boulevard Pierre Sémard - 31000 Toulouse

Life

Toulouse Campus

With 120,000 students, Toulouse is the biggest education and research city after Paris. It has 4 universities and an exceptional choice of leading schools in the fields of aeronautics, meteorology, the fine arts, and of course business with ICD.

Known as la ville rose due to the use of brick, Toulouse is a friendly and festive place to study.  The city benefits from a regional environment that is perfect for national and international students, teachers and academic researchers. According to the national 2018 l’Etudiant.fr survey, Toulouse and Lyon came top as the best cities to study in France! A fantastic vote of popularity for la ville rose!

 

THINGS TO DO CLOSE TO THE TOULOUSE CAMPUS

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Within the immediate vicinity of our business school in Toulouse, you’ll find a wide range of activities to help you relax after your classes:

  • Odyssud (1.7 km): concert hall and theatre
  • Cinéma CGR Blagnac (1.5 km): cinema complex
  • Ciné Rex (1.6 km): cinema
  • Médiathèque et Ludothèque de Blagnac (1.7 km): Media and game library located in Blagnac

Whether you enjoy either playing or just watching sport, there is something for everybody in Toulouse.  Sport is a real institution here, so you’ll be able to take advantage of a wide range of specialist sports complexes:

ecole toulouse

EATING OUT

 

Our Toulouse business school campus is located within a short distance of a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, which means you’ll be able to grab something to eat at any time of the day.  In addition, the Groupe IGS Foodtruck serves a delicious choice of food and drink directly on campus:

Bakeries 

  • Secrets de pain (120 m) 
  • Chez Sophie et Gaël (350 m)

Snack bars

  • 2 K'fet (on campus)
  • Foodtruck Groupe IGS (on campus)
  • La Boîte à Pizza (on campus)

International restaurants

  • Le coin du jasmin (450 m): Lebanese restaurant
  • L’Agra (750 m): Indian restaurant
  • Sushi Bian (950 m): Japanese restaurant
  • Tutti Pizza (950 m): Italian restaurant
  • La Faim des Haricots (450 m): Vegan restaurant

You can also eat at the University cafeteria at the IUT de Blagnac, located just 1.5 km from our campus. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

You can also find a choice of supermarkets and specialist shops within close distance of our Toulouse campus to buy your student essentials: 

  • Biocoop (120 m): organic food chain
  • Lidl (550 m): low-cost supermarket
  • Leclerc Blagnac (2.3 km): shopping centre

 

STUDENT LIFE IN TOULOUSE

By opting to study at our business school in Toulouse, you’ll be choosing a city with numerous parks and benefitting from a Mediterranean climate.

It also means you’ll be able to benefit from the nearby Pyrenees mountains or the Spanish frontier, where you can spend a weekend at the beach with your friends!

Toulouse is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and numerous bars and restaurants, especially popular with students during the summer weather when they meet up in the famous Saint Pierre Square. Whether visiting museums or going to exhibitions and concerts, Toulouse will also offer you a wide range of cultural activities and events throughout the year.

MUSEUMS

  • La cité de l’espace: space museum
  • Les abattoirs: modern & contemporary art museum
  • Muséum de Toulouse: natural history museum
  • Musée Georges Labit: ancient history museum

FESTIVALS

  • Toulouse d’été: music festival
  • Toulouse Les Orgues: organ music festival
  • Festival Culture Bar-Bars: street festival
  • Lumières sur le quai: cultural festival

Toulouse is cosmopolitan, colourful and lively student city.  It offers amazing opportunities for leisure and cultural activities, ideally located only 1h30 from Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees Mountains. The IGS Blagnac campus is connected in just 15 minutes by tramway to the Place du Capitole and Toulouse city centre. In Toulouse city centre, there are no fewer than 800 hectares of parks open to the general public. Some of the most popular include:

  • Le jardin des plantes: previously a botanic garden
  • Le jardin royal: the first ever public garden in Toulouse, dating from 1754
  • Le jardin Raymond VI: next to the ‘Abattoirs’ modern & contemporary art museum
  • Le parc de la Violette: the city’s biggest park

In total, there are no fewer than 161 parks and public gardens located in Toulouse representing the city’s ‘green lung’.

Paris Campus

Paris, the capital of France, is a major world metropolis and center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life. The Seine river traverses the city; its waterways, quays, and bridges are major thoroughfares but also ways to see the city’s most famous monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre museum, and the Notre Dame cathedral. The city is known for its cafés (one for every 200 inhabitants); its parks (Bois de Boulogne, Jardin de Luxembourg, Bois de Vincennes); its street life and markets, and as a magnet for visitors from around the world. The city is divided into 20 different arrondissements, or districts, which number from 1st to 20th. The first is in the center of Paris and the others spread around it in a counter clockwise snail shell shape. ICD is located in the central 10th district, close to the famous canal Saint Martin. It is an ideal location for students.  The district is buzzing with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and sports or cultural activities on offer. 

The climate in Paris is mild, though this is obviously very much a question of personal appreciation. The temperature rarely drops below 0°C and is pleasantly warm in spring and summer, rarely exceeding 30°C. The wind chill factor, especially on those wide Parisian boulevards can make it seem colder, but you don't really need heavy duty winter wear, unless you are a chilly. Current students stress that it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter, but Paris rarely gets snowboun. By opting to study at our business school in Paris, you’ll be choosing a vibrant student city bustling with bars and places to party at the weekend. Paris has a thousand different sides to it, offering you a rich variety of districts each with a wide choice of things to explore! Paris also offers students a cultural life that is rich and unequalled in France, with museums, exhibitions, concerts and numerous events organised on a daily basis. There truly is something for everybody.

Paris also offers green spaces where you can go for a stroll at the weekend, such as the famous parc des Buttes-Chaumont, an unusual and charming public garden with a small lake and cliffs. The city offers students an amazing choice of things to do and an exceptionally high quality of life. Be sure of one thing, you’ll never be bored in Paris ! ICD is located in premises on rue Alexandre Parodi, which we share with several other Groupe IGS schools, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize and make new friends. Thanks to our lively campus and a central location in Paris, you’ll never be short of new things to do and broaden your horizons ! 

 

THINGS TO DO CLOSE TO THE PARIS CAMPUS

ENTERTAINMENT

Within close vicinity of our campus, you’ll not only find a range of practical services but also plenty of things to keep you entertained.  Our business school campus in Paris is located near to numerous entertainment spots:

  • Bizz’Art: a famous Soul and Funk club 
  • la Rotonde: trendy Parisian brasserie 
  • le Comptoir Général: coffee bar & restaurant
  • le Centquatre: Art exhibition centre
  • le Point Ephémère: Cultural centre on the banks of the Canal Saint Martin
  • Visit the Cité des Sciences, the biggest science museum in Europe
  • Take a stroll in the jardin Villemin
  • Relax and read at the François Villon municipal library
  • Go for a swim in the Château-Landon pool
  • Watch the latest film release at the quai de Loire MK2 cinema complex
  • If you enjoy sport, go for a work-out at the local Néoness fitness center

EATING OUT

Within a short distance of our Paris business school campus, you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants and cafes such as Le Petit Carillon, le Resto Pania (rated 5 stars by Tripadvisor), or Bizz’art and OBU for gastronomic hamburgers, which means you’ll be able to grab something to eat or drink at any time of the day.

Our campus is located close to the canal Saint-Martin, appreciated by Parisians as a particularly pleasant setting for spending time during the warm weather in Spring and Summer.

ecole paris seine

PRATICAL INFORMATION

You’ll find Franprix supermarket on our doorstep to buy your student essentials or to get a bite to eat at midday.  And why not learn to drive without having to travel far from the campus at the CER Magenta Louis Blanc driving school! 

 

STUDENT LIFE IN PARIS

By opting to study at our business school in Paris, you’ll be choosing a vibrant student city bustling with bars and places to party at the weekend.  Paris has a thousand different sides to it, offering you a rich variety of districts each with a wide choice of things to explore!

Paris also offers students a cultural life that is rich and unequalled in France, with museums, exhibitions, concerts and numerous events organised on a daily basis.  There truly is something for everybody.

MUSEUMS

  • Musée du louvre: the world’s largest art museum
  • Musée d'Orsay: one of Paris’ most popular art galleries
  • Musée Branly: non-western art and heritage
  • La cité des sciences: the biggest science museum in Europe

FESTIVALS

  • Rock en Seine: a three-day rock music festival held in the summer
  • Download Festival: a British rock festival held in Paris since 2016
  • Villette Sonique: an annual music festival featuring a combination of experimental music, noise rock, electronic and other genres
  • We love green: a festival that puts the emphasis on music and eco-responsibility

Paris also offers green spaces where you can go for a stroll at the weekend, such as the famous parc des Buttes-Chaumont, an unusual and charming public garden with a small lake and cliffs.
The city offers students an amazing choice of things to do and an exceptionally high quality of life.  Be sure of one thing, you’ll never be bored in Paris!

Accomodation

studapart

My Studapart

ICD offers it students and future students* access to an exclusive individual and flat share rental service via the My Studapart accommodation platform, which allows students to:

  1. Find/advertise individual or shared rented property in France or overseas
  2. Access fully verified adverts for rentals of one month or more
  3. Benefit from a secure online reservation system

Enjoy a unique guarantee system: Studapart guarantees the availability of the property and will offer a new solution if withdrawn.

Thousands of privately-owned properties, student residences and estate agent adverts are available across the regions where HEP EDUCATION member schools are present

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CURRENT STUDENTS?
To connect to the platform, click on “Enter the platform”, then type in your email address and Beecome password.

FUTURE STUDENTS ?
Go to the school’s housing platform and sign up with your personal email address. Your school administration will give you an activation code once you’re enrolled so you can access all accommodation offers.

OWNERS?
Owners can place an advert directly on the platform by clicking on the “are you an owner”.

ESTATE AGENTS OR STUDENT RESIDENCES
Contact Alexandre DUCOEUR, Head of Real Estate Professional Services at Studapart:
alexandre.ducoeur@studapart.com


 

adele

Adèle

Adèle proposes more than 900 student residences in France and helps you find your student housing easily !

To help you find student accommodation close to your school, in partnership with ADELE.ORG, GROUPE IGS provides you with access to an online search and booking platform specifically for student or university residences. The accommodation on the platform has been carefully chosen to provide you with everything you’ll need to help you settle in and you’ll be able to choose from a wide choice of solutions from studios to one-bedroom apartments.  

When you click on a residence of your choice, you’ll be able to see the real-time availability, take a virtual tour or see photos of the residence and its rooms, and have full information about rental costs …, plus you’ll have the option of directly booking accommodation online that is close to your school

Paris ​​​​​​​Toulouse


 

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Immojeune

Will you be an ICD student at the start of the next academic year and you’re looking for accommodation?  Or perhaps you have just graduated and want to vacate your accommodation as smoothly as possible?

Discover this exclusive accommodation platform for ICD students and start putting the network into gear!  With more than 100,000 rental ads throughout France, the concept developed by groupe ImmoJeune has the solution for your student accommodation needs.  You’ll be able to find a place to live close to our campus thanks to the platform’s geo-localisation service for sublets, shared rentals and private student residences.

With more than 100,000 rental ads for student accommodation (individual rentals, shared rentals, sublets and student residences) available throughout France, and more than 5,000 offers less than 15 minutes from Campus, this exclusive ICD student accommodation platform is the solution for your housing needs.

You’ll be able to publish your search for rentals, shared rentals or sublets on a social wall, put the ICD network into gear, pass on your apartment to ICD students if you are vacating it, and benefit from direct links with owners.


 

crous

Crous

The Crous, regional centers for Student Affairs, is a unique network consisting 26 regional organizations. They aim to improve students’ living and study conditions on a daily basis.

Their main missions are:

  • Allocating and maintaining accommodation for students, taking social criteria into account;
  • Offering various catering options close to student hubs;
  • Organizing cultural activities;
  • Supporting students with the help of social workers Informing students in their everyday life
  • Managing individual financial assistance (grants, emergency aids…)

ICD is working with CROUS to assist our international students for accommodation arrangement. For more information, please contact the ICD Paris International Office, or browse their official web page:

International les crous ​​​​​​​Crous Toulouse


 

Cite-Universitaire-Paris

Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP)

CIUP is a sprawling collection of university residence that provides accommodation for 6,000 students, scholars, scientists, etc. all over the world. Rent varies depending on the amenities provided, duration of stay, age, etc.

To find accommodation on the International Campus, irrespective of the time of year: students must be enrolled in a higher education establishment (priority is given to the Ile-de-France) and must be studying towards a diploma at the minimum level of Master’s 1 or the equivalent, researchers must hold a doctorate.

For more information, please visit

CIUP


 

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Nexity Studéa

Nexity Studéa assists you in your student-housing search with a great number of services included (laundromat, cleaning services, breakfasts, etc.). You will also benefit from a 50% discount on administrative fees in Lyon and Toulouse and a 20% discount on administrative fees in Paris.
Priority access is given to IGS Group students. 

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La Carte des Colocs

La Carte des Colocs helps you find an apartment share simply, quickly and easily.

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whoomies

Whoomies

Whoomies is the first application that allows you to find your future roommate(s) !

Google play Apple store


 

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Papernest

Papernest: are you moving? Papernest handles all of your contracts (energy, internet, insurance, etc.) for free.

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For CAF – Housing Allowance (aide au logement) :

Once you rent your accommodation, be it a room, apartment or student residence, you can apply for a housing grant – ALS (Allocation de Logement Sociale).

In order to be eligible for a housing allowance, your rental must be legal and above board as you will have to provide proof of your rental agreement and payments. Besides, you must be living in France for at least 3 months, have signed a rental agreement, and have a French bank account. There are a number of conditions to meet before obtaining the grant.

For more information, please visit :

CAF

For application, please visit:

CAF

Transportation and Banking

TRANSPORATION IN PARIS

In the city you can use the subway (métro), buses, and the regional express trains (RER) as many times as you like during a month with the Navigo card. Buy one immediately on arrival or buy the weekly version if you arrive in the middle of the month. You will be using it a lot more than you might think and you will find that you will probably be averaging 4 to 8 trips a day.

For students who stay for a minimum of a year, you should ask for the “Imagine R” card, which is a special year-long metro pass. Advantages include a discounted student price, easy replacement of the card in case of loss or theft.

For more information about Navigo Pass, please visit :

RATP

ICD Paris offers 2 sets of round trip subway tickets for students during the Orientation, with the aim to assist students at the beginning of their journey in Paris.

TRANSPORATION IN TOULOUSE

The city of Toulouse offers various types of public transport, such as bus, metro and tram. They are managed by Tisséo. For more information regarding routes and fares, please visit:

Tisseo

Students in ICD Toulouse are entitled to Multiservice Student Card (MUT), which contains many features and offers various types of benefits. It serves as a proof of student status, a digital wallet, to rent a bike, etc. For more information, please visit

Welcome Desk

With this student card, students are eligible to apply for Pastel Card – the students’ transportation card in Toulouse. It costs EUR10.2 per month, with all public transportation (underground, bus, tram) included. For more information, please visit :

​​​​​​​Tisseo

BANKING

Bank account is important for you to receive Financial Aid for housing, reimbursement of medical expenses etc. In fact, owning a French bank account is a right recognized by French authorities. Foreign students can open a bank account in any bank in France.

Depending on your situation, bank may ask for other documents on top of the following:

  1. ID (passport, visa, residence permit, etc.) ;
  2. Proof of address (telephone or electricity bill, rent payment slip, temporary accommodation certificate, etc.);
  3. Student Card or Certificate of Enrolment

 

There are several banks located close to the ICD Paris Campus :

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FINANCE YOUR STUDIES

 

Are you looking for a bank loan ? The IGS Group’s banking partners offer preferential conditions. 

bnp paribas

caisse d'epargne

credit agricole

HSBC

societe generale


Cost of Living

On average, it is advised to reserve EUR350 to EUR400 per month for food expenses in Paris. However, this varies depending on personal preferences.

Below is the average price for some daily food items:

ITEMS COST (EURO)
Baguette 1
Pain au chocolat 1.2
1 kg of potato 1.5
1 kg of Pasta 1.5
1L of milk 1
12 eggs 3
Coffee in a bar 2
Fast-food meal 7
Lunch menu in a French Brasserie 13
Sandwich menu in bakery 7

Besides, student should include the following estimation of expenses in the budget, such as

ITEMS COST (EURO)
Accommodation Varies depending on the type of accommodation
Mobile and Internet Plan 30 to 50
Electricity, Water and Gas (in case it is not included in the rent) 40 to 60
Transportation (Navigo Pass) 75.2
Other Expenses (e.g. Clothing, Leisure) 250

Some students may want to apply for Top-up Health Insurance, with cost varies according to the insurance coverage and personal preference.

ITEMS COST (EURO)
Baguette 1
Pain au chocolat 0.9
1 kg of potato 0.5
1 kg of Pasta 0.7 - 1.5
1L of milk 0.75 - 0.9
12 eggs 2
Coffee in a bar 1.2 - 1.4
Fast-food meal 7
Lunch menu in a French Brasserie 9 - 13
Sandwich menu in bakery 6

Besides, student should include the following estimation of expenses in the budget, such as

ITEMS COST (EURO)
Accommodation Varies depending on the type of accommodation
Mobile and Internet Plan 20
Electricity, Water and Gas (in case it is not included in the rent) 50 / 2 months
Transportation (Navigo Pass) 10.2
Other Expenses (e.g. Clothing, Leisure) 150 - 200

Some students may want to apply for Top-up Health Insurance, with cost varies according to the insurance coverage and personal preference

COMPUTER SUPPLIES

Need computer equipment ? Several brands propose permanent discounts and occasional promotional offers.


 

DRIVER’S LICENSE

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LePermisLibre

LePermisLibre is an online driving school that is both economical and practical. You can take your driving lessons right off Campus !

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READING & EDUCATION

kipup

KipUp

KipUp is a newsstand application where you can find major newspapers and magazines for free.

Google play Apple store


 

SOLIDARITY

geev

Geev

Geev, uses geolocation to provide daily local listings for donating or collecting objects and food in your area.

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STUDENTS, LEARNERS, HELP IS AVAILABLE
FOR ANY QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE

Paris

IGS for me : +33 (0)1 75 00 48 83

TOULOUSE

Pascale CARBONNE CONTE
Assistante sociale
+33 (0)5 31 08 70 42
atourmente@groupe-igs.fr

Useful web site

Students may also visit the following web site for accommodation related information:

  1. Location Etudiant
  2. Housing any where
  3. Paris Etudiant > se loger
  4. CRIJ
  5. Lokaviz
  6. Leboncoin
  7. Studapart

Sport

Follow the link below : 

IGS GROUP

Culture

With an exceptionally rich and diverse cultural heritage, France is one of the leading destination for tourists. With 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 8,000 museums, 40,000 protected monuments, 5,000 film theatres and theatres, and numerous cultural events, studying in France will also be an extraordinary journey in cultural exploration!

ARTS

Paris also offers students a cultural life that is rich and unequalled in France, with museums, exhibitions, concerts and numerous events organized on a daily basis.  There truly is something for everybody.

MUSEUMS

Paris

  • Musée du louvre: the world’s largest art museum
  • Musée d'Orsay: one of Paris’ most popular art galleries
  • Musée Branly: non-western art and heritage
  • La cité des sciences: the biggest science museum in Europe

Toulouse

  • La cité de l’espace: space museum
  • Les abattoirs: modern & contemporary art museum
  • Muséum de Toulouse: natural history museum
  • Musée Georges Labit: ancient history museum

FESTIVALS

Paris

  • Rock en Seine: a three-day rock music festival held in the summer
  • Download Festival: a British rock festival held in Paris since 2016
  • Villette Sonique: an annual music festival featuring a combination of experimental music, noise rock, electronic and other genres
  • We love green: a festival that puts the emphasis on music and eco-responsibility

Toulouse

  • Toulouse d’été: music festival
  • Toulouse Les Orgues: organ music festival
  • Festival Culture Bar-Bars: street festival
  • Lumières sur le quai: cultural festival

Monuments

Paris

  • Arc de Triomphe: honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
  • Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier : the 13th opera house in Paris since the introduction of French opera by Louis XIV in 1669
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris: is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • The Élysée Palace: the official residence of the President of the French Republic
  • Panthéon: The monumental peristyle was inspired by the Pantheon commissioned by Agrippa in Rome

Toulouse

  • Couvent des Jacobins: This gigantic building Southern Gothic architecture houses the relics of St Thomas Aquinas in the shade of its giant palm tree.
  • La Basilique Saint Sernin : The largest Romanesque church in France.

GASTRONOMY

Being the country well known of its wine and gastronomy, France has a huge varieties of cuisine from region to region. Since 2010, the French gastronomic meal and its rituals have been recognized as an intangible UNESCO cultural heritage. Besides, pastries and sweet treats are the things you will not want to miss in France.

Besides its rich gastronomy and culinary specialties, as a multinational country, you may also find a huge variety and mixed cuisine. It is easy to find Chinese, Indian, Italian, North African cuisine in big cities like Paris.

Regional Culinary Specialties of France

North Maroilles cheese
Endives with ham
East Reims Champagne
East - Alsace Flammeküeche
East - Burgundy Cancoillotte
Escargots
South East - Auvergne
Rhône-Alpes
Nougat
South - Marseille Tarte Tropézienne /td>
West Foie Gras
Cassoulet
Northwest Seafood Platter
Buckwheat Crêpe

 

Health

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE

As of 2018-2019, all students in France, including foreign students who reside in France for more than 3 months, benefit from COMPULSORY free state health insurance.

Foreign students must register at etudiant etranger to obtain the Health Insurance number. The required documents include:

  • a birth certificate in French (English or Spanish birth certificates are accepted)
  • your school’s enrollment certificate
  • banking information
  • a passport and a valid visa or residence permit.

Exceptions:

  • Citizen of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, can request for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which serves as a proof of membership in a European health insurance scheme, before their departure to France. They do not need to register online. During their stay in France, students can show this card to the health professionals and healthcare facilities for their medical visits.
  • Family member of an international civil servant and covered as such by the health insurance scheme established by the international organization which the family member belongs (e.g. the European Union social security scheme), do not have to register on this website.
  • Quebec residents, Andorran and EU/EEE or Swiss citizens who do not have an EHIC card must follow certain specific procedures to register with French state health insurance. These procedures require them to obtain certain documents in their home country before coming to France.

CVEC Contribution (Not applicable to Exchange Students)

The CVEC contribution is used to finance social, health, cultural, and sporting support and actions for students and to reinforce prevention and health education initiatives. This is a MANDATORY procedure (for student with a VLS-TS or VLS visa). Higher education institutions are required by law to verify that students have paid the contribution and are not allowed to register them if they haven’t paid. For registration, please visit

CVEC

Students must bring their National Student Identification (INE) number (if they do not have one, they can obtain a provisional INE on the site).

Amount of the CVEC: 92 € to be paid online. Once the payment is made online, the student will receive a receipt immediately.

Practical Information about CVEC on :

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Contact Us

Paris Campus Toulouse Campus
Dr. Lila GUERMAS
Head of International Relations & Accreditations
Tel: +33 1 8 09 76 63 2
Email : lguermas@groupe-igs.fr
Dr. Dobrina RAMPHORT
Associate Professor
International Relations Manager - ICD Toulouse
Tel: +33 5 31 08 70 37
Email: dramphort@groupe-igs.fr
Mr. Gary NG
International Project Manager
Tel : + 33 01 80 97 95 73
Email: kung@groupe-igs.fr
Pauline BORN
Assistante Pédagogique en charge des concours d’entrée
Tel : +33 5 31 08 70 48
Email: pborn@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Dalia TOUZI BEN KHADEM
International Affairs Assistant
Tel: +33 01 80 97 66 82
Email: dbenkhadem@groupe-igs.fr
 

 

IGS International Office
Mr. DILLON Jarlath
Director of International relations – IGS Group
Tel: +33 01 80 97 65 65
Email: jdillon@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Maddalena CREMONESI
International Relations Manager - IGS Group
Tel: +33 1 80 97 66 86
Email: mcremonesi@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Melinda RIPPE
International Relations Coordinator - IGS Group
Tel: +33 1 80 97 66 64
Email: mrippe@groupe-igs.fr

 

Contact Us

Paris Campus Toulouse Campus
Dr. Lila GUERMAS
Head of International Relations & Accreditations
Tel: +33 1 8 09 76 63 2
Email : lguermas@groupe-igs.fr
Dr. Dobrina RAMPHORT
Associate Professor
International Relations Manager - ICD Toulouse
Tel: +33 5 31 08 70 37
Email: dramphort@groupe-igs.fr
Mr. Gary NG
International Project Manager
Tel : + 33 01 80 97 95 73
Email: kung@groupe-igs.fr
Pauline BORN
Assistante Pédagogique en charge des concours d’entrée
Tel : +33 5 31 08 70 48
Email: pborn@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Dalia TOUZI BEN KHADEM
International Affairs Assistant
Tel: +33 01 80 97 66 82
Email: dbenkhadem@groupe-igs.fr
 

 

IGS International Office
Mr. DILLON Jarlath
Director of International relations – IGS Group
Tel: +33 01 80 97 65 65
Email: jdillon@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Maddalena CREMONESI
International Relations Manager - IGS Group
Tel: +33 1 80 97 66 86
Email: mcremonesi@groupe-igs.fr
Ms. Melinda RIPPE
International Relations Coordinator - IGS Group
Tel: +33 1 80 97 66 64
Email: mrippe@groupe-igs.fr

 

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