Living in France


More than 20 Euraxess Services Centres are located in France. These centres provide comprehensive information and customised assistance on all matters relating to the professional and daily life of foreign researchers during their mobility.

The Kastler Foundation is a national foundation mainly financed by the French government providing services to foreign researchers.

The Kastler Foundation and the French Euraxess Centres offer the Guest Researcher eCard. With this card, foreign doctoral candidates and researchers can benefit from a number of services to prepare their stay and to create a comfortable environment for themselves and their families.

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Visa and residency permit

Different visas are issued depending on how students fund their study. The financial arrangements must be sufficient to allow candidates to devote themselves full time to research over a period of three years.

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Implemented by:
CampusFrance DAAD European Community
Nuffic British Council Eurodoc IIE