Health security & Insurances
French Social Security System
All international students coming to INSA Lyon have to suscribe an accident and health insurance valid upon arrival in France. INSA Lyon Registrar’s Office is at their diposal to help them with procedures.
- European Union Citizens
Students must have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for the duration of their stay in France. If students do not have a valid EHIC, they will be required to subs-cribe to French Social Security beginning in September (start of the academic year).
- Non-European Union Citizens
Students arriving before September must take out private insurance (Pack SMERRA, LMDE, etc.) at their own expense. This insurance must cover the period from their arrival in France until September.
From then on, they will have to subscribe to the French Social Security via etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr - Canadian students (Québec) in possession of the form SE 401 Q106 at registration are exempted.
Mandatory information and documents are requested : see the list.
Affiliation to the French Social Security System is compulsory and free.
- International students registered in 2019-2020 pursuing their studies at INSA Lyon
Students stay affiliated to their student insurance until end of 2019-2020 academic year. They will automatically be forwarded to the general social security system in September 2020.
The annual contribution to the Social Security (€217 in 2017) has been deleted.
Contribution to the CROUS (CVEC)
A contribution to the CROUS (Régional Center for schools and universities services) is required and has to be paid online on www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr
For permanent students only.This requirement does not apply to exchange students. Find out more about the CVEC and the students concerned at:>http://cvec-info.nuonet.fr/la-cvec.html
Other mandatory insurances
- Summer School
Students involved in the summer school must contract at their own expense a private insurance (pack SMERRA, LMDE, etc.) covering the period from their arrival in France until August 31st.
Students living on INSA Lyon campus in a residence or in town (private landlord) have to subscribe to :
- rental liability insurance
- civil liability insurance
Both of these insurances can be subscribed either separately or as part of a package (SMERRA, LMDE, banks, etc.)