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Welcome Desk Paris

Paris accueille les étudiants et chercheurs du monde.

Every year, acc&ss Paris Centre strengthens its reception and support activities for foreign students and researchers. This system is implemented with the support of the City of Paris and the Ile-de-France Region in the Maison Internationale de la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. A multilingual team welcomes foreign students and informs them on all aspects of their stay (accommodation, residence permit, health insurance, housing assistance, job search...)

Partners such as the CAF, the CPAM or the Employment Centre are also present on site to facilitate administrative procedures in one place. The privileged relations with the Paris Police Prefecture facilitate the procedures.

To learn more about the 2021 edition of the Welcome Desk Paris, which took place from September 6 to October 29, 2021, click on Welcome Desk Paris. And outside of these dates, acc&ss Paris Centre continues to accompany you throughout the year! Do not hesitate to contact the acc&ss Paris Centre team!

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expert in welcoming international students and researchers

For more than 15 years, the acc&ss centers have cultivated a true expertise when it comes to welcoming and accompanying students and researchers in their international mobility. From our location at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris and thanks to the help of our partners, especially the Île-de-France region and the City of Paris, we have progressively put services in place that are designed with the specific needs of our public in mind.


Our goal is to make the introduction to life in France easier,

  • by guiding them through the steps in the administrative process,
  • by providing practical information for day-to-day life,
  • by helping them discover the French language and culture

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The« acc&ss » centres are here for you! As members of the European network of Euraxess service centers, the acc&ss centers uphold the Euraxess principles. The high quality welcome services provided to international researchers in our country are very important to us. Our goal? To help to remove the main roadblocks toward international mobility - whether they be administrative, logistical, or cultural - so that your stay in France can be as fruitful as possible. To learn more about the acc&ss Paris Ile-de-France network