European Union Students: Bring your European health insurance card or the health insurance certificate provided by the authorities in your home country.
Non-European Union Students:
If you are under 28 and you’re staying in France for more than 4 months, you are required by law to register with the national health insurance (Sécurité Sociale), even if you have private insurance. The annual premium is paid once for the entire academic year (October 1 to September 30 the following year), even if you stay for only one semester. The cost in 2017-2018 is 217 € and must be paid to ISA Lille as soon as you arrive. The French national health insurance refunds about 70 % of most medical expenses. On your arrival, the ISA International Relations Office will help you to fill in the appropriate forms.
It is optional but recommended to get a complementary insurance to obtain better refunds. This insurance is different from the affiliation to the “Sécurité Sociale”. Most students from Lille Catholic University get coverage with SMENO, the regional student health insurance provider. The costs vary depending on the insurance option chosen (from 70 Euros/academic year). Learn more on SMENO’s website.
If you are over 28 years old: You will have to follow a different procedure, which we will help you complete upon your arrival. In the meantime, we suggest you buy a private health insurance to cover potential medical expenses during the first few months of your arrival.
Personal Liability Insurance
According to French law, students will be required to purchase personal liability insurance. ISA Lille also highly encourages our students to purchase additional insurance covering loss of personal documents and repatriation. Such an insurance policy can be purchased in your home country or once you arrive in France.