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Essential mobility formalities

The International Welcome Office offers assistance to exchange students for all non academic administrative formalities. Feel free to contact us for any further information.

  • Preparing your mobility project

    If you wish to study at the University of Angers as part of an exchange programme, you should first contact the international relations department of your home university to find out how to apply for an exchange programme.

  • Nomination

    To study at the University of Angers as an exchange student, your home university must send us an exchange programme nomination (Erasmus+, bilateral agreements, ISEP, BCI).
    For more information about exchange student nominations and admission, go to the Admissions page for exchange students.

  • Erasmus+ learning agreement

    The learning agreement is your study plan or list of courses in which you wish to enrol. It must be validated by the coordinator at your home university and the coordinator at the University of Angers. We remind you that the learning agreement must be prepared before arrival in order to register once you arrive.

    To prepare your learning agreement, go through our course database for courses taught in French and our catalogue for courses taught in English.

    To know the coordinator at the University of Angers, contact us at (echange.internationa @

  • Visa and residence permit

    EU Students

    Students who have the nationality from a country within the European Union (EU) or within the European Economic Area (EEA) are exempted from this procedure.

    Students with a long stay visa

    Students who have a long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit (VLS-TS) must have their visa validated within 3 months upon arrival in France at this address:

    You can also find all relevant information on visas (type of visa, procedures…) on the Campus France website.

    Please note that students who have a residence permit in another EU country, but who are not nationals of a EU/EEA country must also have a long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit (VLS-TS) if they wish to stay in France for more than 3 months.

  • Budget

    In order to obtain your visa, you must prove that you have sufficient financial resources for your life in France.

    You should anticipate a minimum of €1200 for your first month in Angers and minimum of €700 for the following months (estimate based on accommodation in a Crous housing complex).

    It is essential to establish a budget for your stay and to foresee

    •     University registration fees according to your course,
    •     accommodation,
    •     transportation,
    •     computer equipment, telephone and internet subscriptions,
    •     health expenses,
    •      ...

    On the Campus France pages, you will find examples of prices to help you refine your budget.


    Find out more about the scholarships awarded by Campus France here. If you do not have a scholarship, you should think carefully about your budget.

    UA and the Crous do not provide grants to international students enrolling for the first time in an institution of higher education.

    Lighten your housing budget

    A housing allowance from the Caisse d'allocations familiales (CAF) can provide you with monthly housing aid whether you are a tenant in private accommodation or in a hall of residence.

    Please note: If you are in possession of a temporary visa that does not require a residence permit or card, you are not eligible for this assistance.

    Student job

    Depending on your status you will have the possibility to work during your studies. However, this will not enable you to cover all your expenses.
    A student job can only be a supplementary income. Remember that it is difficult to find a student job.
    To find a student job, visit the Jobaviz pages of the CROUS:

  • Accommodation

    Exchange students can benefit from a room in a hall of residence as part of the partnership between The International Welcome Office at UA and the Crous. Under this agreement, students do not need to provide a guarantor.
    The rooms are located on the Belle Beille campus only. (Hall of residence Belle-Beille and Lakanal).
    Each room is 9 m² (sq.m) and furnished with private toilet and shower. Shared facilities include the kitchen, the computer room, internet access (Wifi), a study hall, laundry facilities, a bicycle storage area, a car park, on-site security with entry codes and an intercom system.

    Virtual visit of Crous residences

    Room allocation procedure

    The number of rooms is limited. Rooms are allocated by the International Welcome Office with priority given to students whose agreement or programme includes an accommodation obligation, to newcomers and to students whose stay is planned for the whole academic year.

    For fall semester

    •  March - June: The student applies for a room during the online registration on the moveon form
    • June: the International Office confirms the reservation by e-mail
    • June-July: the university residence sends a list of documents to be provided to the student


    For spring semester

    •  October: The student applies for a room during the online registration on the moveon form
    • December: the International Office confirms the reservation by e-mail
    • December: the university residence sends a list of documents to be provided to the student


    Cost of room

    • Reservation fee paid online : 50€ (not refundable)
    • Monthly rent : 254,80€
    • Deposit 270€ (refunded at the end of the stay if the room is clean and undamaged)
    • Compulsory housing insurance : approx.40-50€
    • Bedding pack : 32€ (1 disposable duvet, 1 disposable pillow, 2 sheets, 1 pillowcase)If you don't want to buy this bedding pack, please inform the residence upon arrival

    Documents to provide upon arrival in the student hall of residence

    • The French version of the Décision d'admission signed. 
    • The French version of the Règlement intérieur signed. 
    • The resident information sheet
    • 2 ID photos
    • A copy of an identity document
    • Housing insurance certificate
    • You will also have to pay the first rent, the security deposit and the bedding kit.

    The decision of admission commits the student to pay the rent of the room that has been allocated to him/her even if he/she arrives later.

    Leaving your room

    The admission decision is valid from September 1st to August 31st.

    At least one month before your departure you must take the following steps with the CROUS:

    - Give notice of departure. This can be done online if you have an account under the heading "Handling your CROUS accommodation" or by giving the notice of departure document at the reception desk of your student hall.

    - In order to get your deposit back, ask for an appointment for a moving out inventory  at the reception desk of your residence.

    We remind you that departures are possible from Monday to Friday (not on weekends).

    Choosing another type of accommodation

     Students can consult the dedicated pages of the "Bienvenue" website where they will find a complete list of accommodation and the Studapart University accommodation platform.

    If you arrive on a Sunday, please note that it is a legal day of rest and only a few shops are open. Make sure you have enough food and check the transport schedule.

  • Documents to bring

    Don’t forget to bring the following documents - they will be required for your administrative formalities:

    • Picture ID
    • Your European health insurance card or your health insurance contract
    • Your vaccination card (translated into French)
    • Extra ID pictures
    • Your birth certificate,
    • An original copy of your diploma (for non-exchange students).
  • Formalities that can be handled upon arrival

    Formalities such as the ones listed below, can all be handled once students have arrived in Angers.

    •  Registering at the International Welcome Office
    •  Registering at the faculty
    •  Enroling in courses
    •  Signing up for health insurance
    •  Opening a bank account
    •  Getting a French telephone number
    •  Applying for housing aid
    •  Much more on the "marentrée" website


    For a complete overview of practical information and formalities after arrival, go to our “marentrée” website.

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Postal address:
"La Passerelle" Belle Beille Campus
2 rue Lakanal
49045 Angers cedex 01 ( @