To date, Aix-Marseille Université is committed to welcoming all international students authorised to enter French territory.
Although the health situation linked to COVID-19 makes cross-border travel more difficult, Aix-Marseille Université remains open to international students and researchers authorised to enter France.
>>> Consult the website of the Ministry of the Interior to keep up to date with the latest government guidelines for travel to France from abroad <<<
Coming to France
Depending on your country of origin and your vaccination status, the procedures for coming to France are different. A classification of countries has been defined based on health indicators. The lists of countries, the travel procedures and the travel certificates to be provided according to your country of origin are available in French and in English on the website of the Ministry of the Interior
Non-vaccinated students from scarlet countries are not allowed to cross the border.
Special attention must also be paid by non-vaccinatedstudents coming from orange and red countries: they must provide a travel certificate as well as proof of residence of the place where they will carry out their compulsory isolation of 7 to 10 days > visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior
The health pass
We recommend that you get fully vaccinated before your departure to facilitate your reception and your life in France.
What are the recognized vaccines?
The vaccines allowed to come to France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency:
- Comirnaty / Pfizer
- Vaxveria / AstraZeneca
- and foreign vaccines similar to those authorized in Europe.
Be fully vaccinated before your departure with a vaccine recognized by France.
If you cannot, the vaccination will be offered to you as soon as possible upon your arrival, in conjunction with the Social Security and your host institution.
How do I register with Social Security?
Students coming from a red country must join the Social Security before arriving in France. You will be able to benefit more quickly from a vaccination slot if you are not vaccinated.
>> Consult this tutorial to join the Social Security as soon as possible <<
For other students, join the Social Security as soon as possible upon your arrival to benefit from the French health system.
>> To register, connect to the Social Security website <<
How do I convert my health pass?
If you do not have your European health pass, you can request the conversion of your health pass.
To do so, we invite you to read the terms and conditions on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
If you are a student and you meet the conditions listed on the Ministry's website, you can apply for a residence permit. request for conversion of your foreign vaccination certificate into a french health pass online
Arrival at Aix-Marseille Université
Students subject to isolation must go home as soon as possible in order to respect the isolation period required by the authorities.
All international students must respect the health regulations in force in France: respect for barrier gestures, presentation of a health pass in certain public places, etc.
Students will be subject, in the same way as national students, to the teaching methods in force.
We recommend that you frequently consult the online information on the 'schooling' pages of your component's website.
Here you will find all the sites of the components (faculties, schools, institutes, etc.) of AMU.
Ministry of Interior's COVID-19 news page
Ministry of the Interior's advice page for travel in France
Ministry of the Interior page for health pass requests in case of vaccination abroad: procedure for foreign nationals visiting France and students, outside European countries
Request for conversion of a foreign vaccination certificate into a French health pass (students)