You must subscribe to the student social security system as soon as you enrol in university if you are under 28 years old. By way of information, the standard annual contribution was €215 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This fee must be paid when you enrol.
Complementary health insurance
If you so wish, you can also take out a complementary health insurance policy once you have arrived, by contacting one of the student health insurance companies.
Students from the European Economic Area (European Union, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) are not obliged to make health insurance contributions if they have a valid European Health Insurance Card (Carte Européenne d'Assurance Maladie).
Quebec students must follow a specific procedure. If you come over in the context of the BCI programme, you do not have to pay contributions to the French health insurance system. All you have to do is make sure you obtain form SE-401-Q-106 before you leave.
In all cases, you will be asked for a civil liability certificate if you are living in private accommodation.
You will also be asked for it when you enrol at the university.
If you do not have private insurance, you can take out a policy once you arrive in France by contacting one of the student insurance companies.