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: view the list.
Affiliation to the French Social Security System is compulsory and free.
Contribution to the CROUS (CVEC)
This requirement applies to permanent students, not to exchange and double-degree students. Find out more about the CVEC: cvec-info.nuonet.fr/la-cvec.html
Other mandatory insurances
- Summer Schools participants
We advise students to take out private insurance for 3 months from the date of arrival, while the affiliation to the Social Security system is validated.
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.)
Note that personal liability insurance is also compulsory for enrolment in a study department at INSA Lyon and for doing an internship.