PhD students and researchers - acc&ss Paris-Est provides information and support before and during your stay!

Paris-Est Sup is the site of a EURAXESS Services Center dedicated to international PhD students and researchers. You can benefit from support before and during your stay in France - for the housing search, obtaining your visa, applying for a residence permit, opening a bank account, taxes, bringing your family with you, etc


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

acc&ss Paris-Est’s Personalized Support

You are invited to contact the acc&ss Paris-Est team directly for the following steps in your process :

  • We act as liaisons with certain police headquarters in the Île-de-France Region for researchers at member establishments of Paris-Est Sup. In this capacity, we facilitate the registration of your application for the scientists' residence permit (Scientifique, Passeport Talent Chercheur, Passeport Talent Famille)
  • We offer free classes in French as a second language for our PhD students, researchers, and their partners
  • We also manage the circuit of approval for hosting agreements (Convention d'accueil) for the large majority of the member institutions of Paris-Est Sup
  • If you need to sign up for social security as a non-European citizen, we help connect you to the appropriate healthcare insurance fund (L'Assurance Maladie)
  • We have a personalized approach in supporting you in your housing search: you can apply for your housing at the International Residence here
  • With the help of Paris-Est Sup, we organize cultural visits for PhD students, researchers, and their families.

Contact us or meet us in person

Our two centres are here to welcome you.

acc&ss Paris-Est Cité Descartes


acc&ss Paris-Est Créteil

acc&ss Paris-Est Cité Descartes

  • Résidence Internationale
    acc&ss Paris-Est
    9, avenue Blaise Pascal
    77420 - Champs-sur-Marne
    RER A : Noisy-Champs

    Opening hours:
    Monday & Wednesday: 14h - 17h
    Tuesday & Thursday: 9h - 12h
    Closed on Friday

    +33 (0) 1 60 05 40 98

acc&ss Paris- Est Créteil

  • acc&ss Paris-Est Créteil
    Université Paris-Est Créteil
    Immeuble Pyramide – Office 514
    80, avenue du Général de Gaulle
    94000 - Créteil Cedex
    Métro 8 : Créteil - l'Echat

    Tuesday & Friday: 9h - 12h & 14h -17h
    Closed on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

    +33 (0) 1 45 17 13 11
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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