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European PhD students and their spouse

BEWARE:
It is essentiel that you and your family have health coverage during your stay in France, either by a private insurance or covered by a Social Security scheme.
 

PhD student registered in France with a French employment contract 

You are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection under French Social Security from the first day of employment in France. You will need to register with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) in the département you are living in. Children under 18 are eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection under French Social Security. You will need to register your children at the same time as you.

Your spouse and children over the age of 18 may be eligible for Universal Healthcare Protection (PUMA) under French Social Security after 3 months residing in France and only if they can provide backup documents certifying they do not have any health coverage in another European country. They will need to register individually with the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM) in the département you are living in.

Download the registration procedure to register to the Universal Healthcare Protection

 

PhD student registered in France without a French employment contract

Before leaving your country, do not forget to bring along your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or ask your insurance company for the S-1 form. You will not need to register in the French social security system.

Your spouse and your children will have to bring along their EHIC and/or the S1 as well.

In case you have no further rights to health coverage in your previous European country of residence, you may ask affiliation with the French social security system by providing additional documents. 

Further information can be found here.
 

PhD student not registered in France, coming for a research stay

Before leaving your country, do not forget to bring along your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or ask your insurance company for the S-1 form.

Your spouse and your children will have to bring along their EHIC and/or the S1 as well.