French public health insurance for international students

A social security system for any Rennes SB student

Starting in September 2018, the general French social security system will be mandatory but free of charge for any Rennes School of Business student. To be covered medically during your first three months, we strongly advise you to contract a private social security insurance in your home country.

You are a European student

Apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

You have the possibility to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that will be valid for the whole duration of your stay. Be aware that it is not an alternative to travel insurance and it does not cover any civil liability and repatriation.

More information about EHIC

Apply to the French Social Security System

  • I was already registered as a higher education student in France for the 2017-2018 academic year.

If you already had a French social security number last year, you will be automatically medically covered until August 31 2019 by LMDE or SMEBA or similar. You must inform any change in your status to your local social security office.

  • I was not registered as a higher education student in France for the 2017-2018 academic year.

You can apply on-line to the French Social Security System (CPAM).

(Beginning 30 July 2018)

Check our tutorial infography in English:

You are a non-European student

In France, the Health insurance coverage is mandatory even if in some countries a private health / travel insurance is required for the visa application. The French health insurance covers up to 70% of your medical expenses.

Apply to the French Social Security System

  • I was already registered as a higher education student in France for the 2017-2018 academic year

If you already had a French social security number last year, you will be automatically medically covered until August 31 2019 by LMDE or SMEBA or similar.

You must inform any change in your status to your local social security office.

  • I was not registered as a higher education student in France for the 2017-2018 academic year

You can apply on-line to the French Social Security System (CPAM)
(Beginning 30 July 2018)

Check our tutorial infographic in English:

You are a French student

Que vous soyez un nouvel étudiant ou déjà étudiant avant la rentrée 2018, la couverture santé passe par ameli.fr :

Sécurité sociale étudiants français