About us

Open all year round, our offices are there for you: students, PhD students, researchers from France and abroad, resident or not at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.

Our role is to support and assist you in preparing your stay and in settling in : advices on how to find an accommodation, administrative procedures, labour regulations, job-seeking, use of French, cultural activities etc. Further information here.



For more than 10 years, acc&ss centers have been developing real expertise in supporting students and researchers from overseas. Thanks to our partners, Région Île-de-France and City of Paris, and as part of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, we have been progressively introducing services tailored to the specific needs of our public. We aim at assist them in adjusting to their new life in France:
– by guiding through administrative procedures,
– by giving useful information on how to go about things,
– by introducing to French culture and language.



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Every year from September until November, a welcome service for foreign students, run with the support of City of Paris, is held at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. A multi-lingual team welcomes the internationnal students and directs them so that they can undergo all the paperwork needed on arrival in France.

More information here.




Doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers, the four centres of the acc&ss Paris Ile-de-France network assist and support you in finding your way around in Ile-de France.
More information here.