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Getting ready to study at ESTP Paris

If you are an international student, here are some essential information to know to when preparing your stay and get a great start at ESTP Paris.

● Study plans, ECTS credits and grading scales
● Guide for international students

Download the guide for international students

This document will answer most of the questions you may have. It is particularly relevant if you are coming through an international exchange programme. You can refer to it as much as needed.

You can also check with any of the ESTP Paris staff, especially the Office for International Relations.

Visas and resident permits

  • If you are offered a place on an exchange programme, apply for a student visa in the Campus France space of your country, which in liaison with the consular authorities accredited to deliver visas.
  • Request a “student visa” to cover the entire duration of your stay
  • Campus France 
  • Etudes en France 

Student Social Security

It is mandatory for all students to take out a social security cover. Explore the appropriate options depending on your situation:


Students are eligible for a pass offering reduced rate to travel in Île-de-France.

Consult the guide for international students for further details.


Start looking for accommodation as early as possible.

ESTP Paris has some student rooms. Located on campus and available to French and international students, they are an ideal option for student life. You can live on campus and save a significant amount of time as ESTP students have a heavy work schedule.

Financial assistance for accommodation (CAF)

Most French and international students can receive financial assistance for accommodation from the CAF (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales). Apply on their website as soon as you move in.

Refer to the guide for international students for more information.


For more information, please contact :

Léonie Paris | International Relations Assistant
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 08 24 44



HiStudent is a student society in charge of welcoming students from abroad. Its aim is to help international students settle into the school life, and into French society as a whole.

HiStudent allocates a peer mentor to each international student to help them with all the formalities and answer any questions they might have.

A welcome ceremony attributing the French peer mentors to the international students is organised at the start of term.

The society organises parties, evening events, outings, visits and trips throughout the year, for international and French students to socialize.

Contact HiStudent

Tanguy GAUTIER | Président de l'association étudiante Hi Student
Mail :
28 avenue du Président Wilson - 94230 Cachan


● Application process

For more information, please contact :

Léonie Paris | International Relations Assistant
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 08 24 44