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To enjoy a successful research stay, you should prepare your stay as early as possible, well before your arrival in France. We recommend that you start taking care of the necessary procedures some 4 months prior to your arrival in Lyon. Below, you will find the various steps for moving to France.

Prior your departure

  • Register with the EURAXESS database for researchers and PhD students.
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  • Request a hosting agreement, issued by your host institution of higher education (only for non-European nationals).
  • Apply for a visa via your nearest French consulate (only for those needing a visa).
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  • Gather together all necessary documents for your stay.
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  • Locate accommodation, if only temporary, for your arrival in Lyon.
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  • Verify your healthcare coverage.
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Upon your arrival in lyon


Later, during your stay