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International Assistance

International Assistance

Studying abroad requires preparation: not only do you have to submit your application, you also have to make sure that you’re ready to travel to another country for an extended period of time. Planning ahead will help you make the most of your experience.


If you are not a French citizen, you will need show proof of identity and submit official documents to the immigration authorities when you enter the EU for the first time.

The required documents can vary, depending on where you are coming from, your nationality, the reason you are visiting, how long you plan to stay in France, etc.

European Union nationals are entitled to stay in France with their valid EU identification (passport).

Non-EU nationals must apply for a long-stay visa before arriving in France, and they must check the process with the consular authorities in their home countries: requirements may depend upon country-specific agreements and are subject to change.

Basic documents required at visa application are: a valid passportpurpose of stay statement (acceptance letter) and a local address in France.

Health Insurance

EU nationals must have a European Health Insurance card issued by the appropriate authorities of their originating country, as well as a photocopy of this document (or the E128 form).

Non-EU nationals will automatically have to join the French social security system upon registration.
Supplemental health insurance that covers the difference between medical costs incurred and the Social Security reimbursements is not mandatory but is recommended.

Money Matters

France is part of the European Union and uses the euro as its national currency. We recommend that you exchange or withdraw some euros upon your arrival at the airport. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other major credit card companies are widely used in France, but you should contact your bank to inquire about foreign transaction fees. Students staying over three months will need a French bank account to use automated services. Most banks require: a valid passport, proof of address, and alien registration card (non-EU nationals only) to open a bank account.


Finding appropriate housing can be challenging. You can either find your own accommodation, or the school can help you look for a room or an apartment.

International students receive priority access to student housing, but Sup’Biotech cannot be held responsible for not finding students accommodation.

Options for students

  • Student Residences (18, 24 or 30 m2 – 190, 250 or 320 square feet)
  • Homestay
  • Private housing


Sup’Biotech works with English speaking banking partners which allow you to open an account and use a French credit card.

Helpful Websites

Access interesting information on scholarships offered by the French government.
Consult international students scholarship offers here.
Start discovering Paris now on the city’s official website.

About SupBiotech

SupBiotech is a school specialized in Biotechnology which provide an
innovative course taught over 5 years after the highschool Degree.
The school is close to both the world of scientific research as well as the
corporate world ans has signed partnerships with universities globally.
Graduates gain quick access to senior position both in France and
abroad in such fields as health and pharmaceuticals, food-processing
innovation, cosmetics, bioinformatics or the environment.
The studies, combining academic fundamentals, student projects and
internships are divided into two parts according to European standards:
the preparatory cycle (2 years) and the engineering cycle (3 years).
Sup’Biotech’s Biotechnology engineering program is accredited by
Medicen Paris Région and Industries and Agro-Resources (I.A.R.).
Sup’Biotech also offers an apprenticeship program starting at the
baccalaureate level, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology,
which is accessible after highschool Degree.


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