27 October 2016

International Welcome Office

The International Welcome Office is fully dedicated to make things easier for international students and researchers - we want you to find your way into our heSam Université community. We help you to be part of it!

heSam Université’s International Welcome Office assists our incoming international researchers and students in everything dealing with their stay in France.
We offer a quality welcome, administrative assistance, and make some seemingly complicated procedures easier for you. In short : we will do our best so that you can make  the most of your stay in France.

Missions of the International Welcome Office

Preparing your stay 

The International Welcome Office can help :

  • providing you with information kits for administrative procedures in France;
  • putting you in touch with our members’ admission offices
  • assisting you to coordinate with the French consulates in your country;
  • networking with researchers / students at heSam Université.

Once you are in France

The International Welcome Office offers:

  • assistance to apply for a residence permit;
  • specific support for researchers who want to come with their families to France;
  • administrative assistance from arrival to departure;
  • help to set you up in France and to find your way in administrative and registration processes (e.g. opening a bank account, health insurance, housing research);
  • making your access to student life easy;
  • a workshop to present heSam University and its members;
  • finding suitable French language classes for you, in cooperation with our member institutions;
  • access to research and higher education resources (libraries, documentation centres …) and work / study locations;
  • culture and integration programmes.

Accomodation assistance

The International Welcome Office offers:

Before and after leaving France again

The International Welcome Office proposes :

  • to assess your level of satisfaction after your stay;
  • to help you to become part of our community of alumni.


Some websites of our members for international students / researchers:

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam)
Ecole du Louvre
Ecole nationale supérieure d’arts et métiers (ENSAM)
Ecole nationale supérieure de création industrielle (ENSCI-Les Ateliers)
Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)
Institut national du patrimoine (INP)

Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV):


Some useful websites :


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