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 : recommendations on how to find accommodation, administrative procedures, labour regulations, job-seeking, French language learning, cultural activities etc. Further information here.

For the past 15 years, acc&ss centers have been developing real expertise in welcoming and 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.

Every year from the start of the academic year, a welcome service for foreign students and researchers, 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 about the Welcome Desk Paris.


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.
Are you a student in Paris Region, or a resident at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris? acc&ss Paris Centre will help you!
Contact information here.