Apply & Arrival
How to apply
You should be prepared to submit the following:
- Copy of Passport (or National Identity Card for European students)
- Official university transcripts translated in French or English
- English language proficiency (TOEFL IBT: 65 / IELTS: 5.5/ TOEIC: 600, or English test of the home institution)
|Fall/Academic Year||April 1 (April 30 for EU citizens)||April 15 (May 30 for EU citizens)|
|Spring||October 15||November 1|
|April 1 (April 30 for EU citizens)|
|April 15 (May 30 for EU citizens)|
Preparing for arrival
If you are an EU citizen, you can stay in France with your valid EU identification (passport). Requirements may depend upon country-specific agreements and are subject to change.
Basic documents required for a visa application are:
- a valid passport
- purpose of stay statement (acceptance letter)
- a local address in France.
More documents might be required depending on your specific situation.
How to get a visa?
- If you live in a country with a Campus France office, you can visit their visa page to know the steps you should follow.
- If you don’t have a Campus France office in your country, you can contact the French Embassy of your country of residence. Upon arrival in France and according to your immigration status, there may be several remaining steps to obtain a residence permit (such as the registration at the OFII –the French government Organization in charge of Immigration and Integration).
More information is available at France-Visas, the official visa website for France.
Estimated Monthly Budget
- Lodging: 500-800€
- Utilities: 130€
- Food (grocery bill): 160€
- Transportation: 342€ for an annual student pass or 75€ per month (anywhere in metropolitan Paris)
- Phone: 2-20€
- Entertainment: 160€
Costs are approximate and will ultimately depend on your lifestyle. You can reference Numbeo for detailed information and cost of living comparisons for different cities in France and Europe, depending on your Epitech campus of choice. More resources are available on the Campus France website.
Epitech does not have dormitories but we invite you to register on the Studapart platform where you will find a variety of listings for student apartments.
If you are an EU citizen, you must have a European Health Insurance card issued by the appropriate authorities of your home country, as well as a photocopy of this document (or the E128 form). If you are not an EU citizen you will automatically have to register to the French social security system upon arrival. Social Security covers about 60% of medical costs incurred in France. Additional health insurance to cover the remaining costs is not mandatory but is recommended.