International PhD students
Hosting international PhD students
The doctoral school office can welcome and take care of international doctoral students upon their arrival.
PhD students at the Angers, Brest, Nantes and Rennes sites can benefit from the services of a EURAXESS centre.
Established by the European Commission, the EURAXESS network provides free, personalized assistance to international PhD students and researchers.
Within the regions of Brittany and Pays de la Loire, 4 institutions have been awarded the EURAXESS label:
CMI (International Mobility Centre) Brest
Brest-based PhD students can be assisted by CMI Brest. The centre offers various services to foreign researchers and PhD students hosted by its member institutions.
CMI (International Mobility Centre) Rennes
Rennes-based PhD students attached to a CMI member institution can benefit from the centre's assistance for:
- Visa procedures
- Residence permits
- Social security
- Seeking housing
- Opening a bank account
- Declaring and paying taxes
- Transport, CAF (family allowances), insurance, etc.
Some useful tutorials have been edited by Campus France
- Pay de CVEC : tutorial in English / in Spanish
- Social security for foreign students : tutorial in English / in Spanish
- Open a Bank Account : tutorial in English / in Spanish
The Foreign Researchers Centre of Nantes
The Maison des Chercheurs Etrangers de Nantes (Foreign Researchers Centre of Nantes) assists foreign PhD students upon their arrival in France. All international PhD students studying in Nantes can benefit from the centre’s services.
The University of Angers
For an improved hosting of foreign researchers, the Pôle Mobilité Entrante (In-Coming Mobilities Centre) of the University of Angers has as its missions:
- Helping to welcome international PhD students and facilitating their move to Angers.
- Advising and answering questions asked by international PhD students and the university staff responsible for hosting them.
- Serving as an interface between international PhD students and the university’s laboratories, departments, central services and institutional partners.
- Monitoring and coordinating the administrative dossiers of international doctoral students.