Accessing medical care
During your studies in France, you can receive health coverage simply and free of charge through the French health insurance system. To receive a reimbursement for your healthcare costs, visit etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr, and follow the steps listed on this dedicated site.
In addition to their social security allowance, students can sign up for a top-up health insurance policy that covers any medical fees that exceed the social security ceiling. You can sign up for the top-up insurance policy of your choice (a student top-up insurance, your parents’ policy, another top-up health insurance agency, etc.).
If you cannot afford an optional top-up health insurance policy, aid is possible via the CMU-C or ACS, as well as other programs, depending on available resources.
More information is available on the website www.pasteur-lille.fr/fr/sante/vaccin/desc_pays/FRANCE.htm
- Civil liability insurance is required for all international students
- Repatriation insurance is required for all international students
- Top-up health insurance is strongly recommended for all international students (see above)