International

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 their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) valid for the period of their stay in France. If not, they will have to subscribe to the French Social Security in September (beginning of the academic year)

  • Non-European Union Citizens

Students arriving before September must contract at their own expense a private insurance (Pack SMERRA, LMDE, etc.) covering 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 2017-2018 pursuing their studies at INSA Lyon

Students stay affiliated to their student insurance until end of 2018-2019 academic year. They will automatically be forwarded to the general social security system in September 2019. 

The annual contribution to the Social Security (€217 in 2017) has been deleted.

 

Contribution to the CROUS (CVEC)

A €90 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

 

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.

  • Housing

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.)