Access and study requirements, orientation, student life and associations… You will find everything you need to know in this FAQ to get the 2022-2023 academic year off to a good start.

Accessing the University Premises

Is the health pass necessary to enter the university?

Students, teachers and university personnel with a teaching or professional role are not required to have a health pass.

More information >

What health recommendations apply to the premises of Université Paris Cité?

See all the health recommendations related to Covid-19 on the dedicated page

Student Support

Who should I contact to make an appointment for medical or psychological health care?

General medical, psychological, psychiatric, gynaecological/STD health care and advice on facilities for the disabled are available at medical office or by video.

You can make an appointment with the practitioner of your choice at the SSU (University health centre) using Doctolib.

 Learn more about the SSU >

Also worth reading: Need mental health support?

I’ve got the blues. How can I interact with other people of my age?

Our partner Nightline provides an opportunity to talk with students on phone or on a chat service, on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9.00 pm to 2.30 am.

> Check out Nightline Paris

Nightline opened the www.soutien-etudiant.info website during the Covid lockdowns. It lists all the helpline and counselling services available to look after your mental health and wellbeing. There are pages specifically for students and health sector students.

Worth knowing: You can always contact and talk to your tutors informally, and you can also request the help of student organisations. Student association directory >

Also worth reading: Need mental health support?

I have a disability and I need assistance. Who can I talk to?

Université Paris Cité is committed to providing access and assistance to students with a disability, throughout their educational path.

You can get in touch with the student disability centre by email: relais-grandsmoulins@u-paris.fr and relais-odeon@u-paris.fr

Everything you need to know about support for disabled people at Université Paris Cité > 

Where can I get information about residence permits?

Get in touch with the Student Life department by email:

Read > International student residence permit renewals or requests

Can I get social assistance or health care?

Yes, as a continuation of our efforts to support students during lockdown, Université Paris Cité is still providing social and preventive support, as well as access to health care.

Worth knowing: A solidarity allowance amounting to €100 will be paid to students with grants based on social benefits criteria, recipients of an annual CROUS contribution, and recipients of the Allocation personnalisée au logement (APL – housing benefit).

Furthermore, the grants based on social benefits criteria will be increased by 4%.

Everything you need to know about:
> One-off financial aids
> Medical assistance and prevention

Can I get food and clothing aids?

The City of Paris, Linkee Paris, the Restos du Coeur, Secours populaire and the Université Paris Cité’s student associations do their utmost to organise free food, clothing and leisure activity aid for all its students. 

See the article on this subject >

Can I take advantage of aids specific to difficulties in procuring digital equipment and services?

Yes, as a continuation of the services provided during lockdown, the distribution of computers on a loan basis and DATA packages has been maintained to take into account the difficulties that some students have when equipping themselves with the digital tools they need for their studies.

Learn more > 

Studies and Courses

How are lessons conducted?

Since the start of the 2021 academic year, all classes are in-person and unrestricted. For more information >

If remote learning should be required, Zoom will be Université Paris Cité’s application of choice, because of its features. It is available to all the students and their teachers. With it you can join virtual classes, answer polls, chat with and include a large number of participants. The Zoom platform has been connected to the Moodle Université Paris Cité platform, since the academic year 2020. Tutorials will be available on this platform.

How can you talk to your teachers and with student affairs?

With your university email. Université Paris Cité provides a messaging service and an email of the firstname.surname@etu.u-paris.fr type, which you will keep throughout your studies. Learn more > 

I’m doing an internship, how does that work?

If you have an internship contract or a professional training contract, you must get in touch with the company to find out how things are organised, especially how they implement remote working.

How do internships work?

Internships in mainland France do not need the agreement of the Defence and Security Official. This is also true of internships in Université Paris Cité’s research and laboratory facilities.

Check out the Special internship FAQ >

What are the opportunities for international mobility?

Université Paris Cité encourages its students to travel to study or work. Staying abroad to study, carry out an internship, or teach is definitely an advantage in an academic career and can give you the edge with regard to any professional project.

Learn more > 

Student Life and Associations

What health recommendations apply to libraries?

Since 1st September 2021, you no longer need to make an appointment beforehand to enter the Université Paris Cité libraries. This academic year also marks the end of preventive measures, distancing and time restrictions.

Since 14 March, wearing a face mask in the University libraries is no longer required.

However, specific measures still apply:

  • Frequent hand washing or disinfection (hand sanitizer available) is required.
  • Indoor areas must be ventilated.
  • Virus disinfectant is available to clean tables, keyboards, etc.

Readers from outside of the University have access to the library again, under the usual conditions and with no need for a health pass.
Check what conditions apply to access the Université Paris Cité libraries >

What health recommendations apply to physical activities and sports?

Since 14 March, the application of the French vaccine pass has been suspended in all the places in which it was required, including sports centres.

Some hygiene rules still apply, so that everyone can enjoy their sport in a safe protected environment. Although physical distancing rules are no longer required, we still recommend that you:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Regularly clean objects and surfaces.
  • Naturally ventilate (doors and/or windows open continuously (or failing that, 10 minutes every hour) or mechanically ventilate (mechanical ventilation system complying with regulations) rooms.

All you need to know about enrolling for sports >

Do the university restaurants need to apply any specific rules?

The university restaurants no longer have specific measures in place. You can enjoy meals in them on condition that you apply the health measure in force (hygiene and ventilation rules).

Worth knowing: The meal for €1 will be available again, but only for scholarship students and non-scholarship students in difficulty (details to come) for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The organisation of festive or social events (in whatever form) has been possible since 16 February, in strict compliance with protective measures.

 University restaurants nearby >

Are there specific rules for taking part in or organising association related or cultural events?

The organisation of festive or social events (in whatever form) has been possible since 16 February, with no need to apply protective measures to anyone attending and no need of the vaccine pass since 14 March. 

Some hygiene rules still apply, so that everyone can have fun in a safe protected environment. Although physical distancing rules are no longer required, we still recommend that you:

  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Regularly clean objects and surfaces.
  • Naturally ventilate (doors and/or windows open continuously, or failing that, 10 minutes every hour) or mechanically ventilate (mechanical ventilation system complying with regulations) rooms.

News related to the cultural scene > 

Are there any specific instructions for accessing CROUS university accommodation buildings?

You no longer need a vaccine pass to enter university residences.

If you have been identified as a Covid contact or have tested positive, you must self-isolate, and you will need to get in touch with your health insurance provider.

COURSE SCHEDULES AND HOW THEY ARE ORGANISED

 
We suggest that you check your emails regularly and similarly that you visit Université Paris Cité’s website and social media regularly.
For all information on the coronavirus, with a review of the situation in France and the health recommendations: Read here

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