Whether you are a student, PhD candidate, or researcher, acc&ss Paris Centre is here for you !

Whether you are French or foreign, a resident at Cité internationale universitaire de Paris or not, we are here to provide information and guide you as you prepare for your stay in France, once you have arrived, and for the entirety of your stay. We provide assistance in many areas: looking for housing, the administrative process, employment regulations, the job search, using the French language, traveling with your family, cultural activities, etc.


For general information, please consult the "acc&ss Paris Ile-de-France" guide, which is dedicated to international mobility :

acc&ss Paris Centre's Advice and Guidance - Some Specifics

acc&ss Paris Center cares deeply about advising you and guiding you through the steps in your process. For some of you, we can get involved directly by contacting our key partners.

  • acc&ss Paris Center offers classes in French as a second language for master students, PhD students, researchers, and their partners
  • We also organize cultural outings for PhD students and researchers
  • At the beginning of each school year, acc&ss Paris Center deepens its involvement in welcoming and guiding foreign students and researchers with the Welcome Desk Paris.

Multi-service hosting platform : the Welcome Desk Paris !

Paris welcomes students and researchers from all over the world.

Every September and October, acc&ss Paris Centre deepens its involvement in welcoming and guiding foreign students and researchers. This service is available at the International House of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris with the support of the City of Paris and the Ile-de-France region. Our multilingual team is there to welcome foreign students and guide them in completing the administrative process for their stay in France all in one place.

Partners such as the CAF, the Health insurance CPAM or Pôle Emploi offer appointments on site to facilitate procedures in one place. Privileged relations of the acc&ss team with the préfecture de Police de Paris help to facilitate the procedures for students' and researchers' residence permits.

To learn more about Welcome Desk Paris, check the Welcome Desk Paris web pages here

Contact us or meet us in person

The acc&ss Paris Centre team welcomes you in its premises in the International House of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris or in video. Warning: check the reception methods on our contact web page because they are likely to change due to the health crisis.

You can contact us too by email or using our contact form.

Please find our contact form, our opening hours and the different means to contact or meet us as well as to arrange an appointment with us on our contact web page

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Euraxess Services Centre

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