You are a prospective intern, PhD, researcher or teaching faculty
Apply for a lab internship
First, get in touch with one of our labs that corresponds to your research interests.
As soon as your intership is accepted, the lab will need to send you an invitation letter. This letter will allow you to start the administrative procedures.
Upon arrival at the lab, you will need to have a health insurance certificate (this must include sickness, repatriation, death...) as well as a civil liability insurance policy (must be purchased in France).
If you are under 28 and your stay will extend beyond 3 months, please note that you will automatically need to pay for French social security (207 €uros) + civil liability (20 €uros). The only students exempted from paying the social security fee will be the holders of a health insurance card which covers the full school year.
NB : For non-Europeans :
To apply for your visa, you will also need to have housing and funding certificates.
Interns at the master's level will need to apply for a "visa stagiaire" and will need to show at the French Embassy, an internship agreement stamped and signed by the Préfecture (for internships over 2 months). For details, ask your lab.
All researchers (including PhD's and Post-docs) will apply for a "visa scientifique" et will need to show at the French Embassy a "convention d'accueil chercheur" signed and stamped by the Préfecture.
Warning! Agreements already exist between France and a number of countries which will exempt you from the need to apply for visa.
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