Prepare your stay

Whether you are already in France or still in your home country, Science Accueil helps your mobility process, guides you through administrative procedures and provides you with important information concerning daily life in France.


Science Accueil develops programs facilitating the  integration process as well as discovering French culture.  For instance, share a meal with a French family, participate in a reassurance program or take French courses.

 We provide you with various services, programs and information necessary for your arrival in France.

If your host institution is not a member of Science Accueil, we may put you in contact with one of our partners from the Region Ile-de-France’s Access network of mobility centers.

Welcome to Ile-de-france !

Your mobility program

In order you to be prepared for you stay, you should think about a few things such as administrative procedures according to your situation or your accommodation request. Once in France, it could be interesting to find out more about insurance options.

You will find this kind of information in our Science Accueil’s Welcome booklet

Science Accueil facilitates your relocation process.

Science Accueil offers you a range of possibilities corresponding to your needs from our owner’s network.


We help the international researchers and PhD students with their incoming mobility procedures, by adapting to everyone’s situation (country of origin, status) and needs.


Some of the procedures can be done before you arrive in France, please contact us for further information.

Once you arrive, you will have to make sure you have taken care of all the procedures regarding mandatory insurances, healthcare system or registration  for your minor children (under 18 years-old).

To have access to the different services, please follow these pages:

Adapting yourself to a new environment is not easy. We encourage your professional and social integration, your cultural experiences, and will help you to dive into the leisure possibilities around you. Please follow these pages:

How to benefit from our services?

To contact us, please fill in our request for service form just below.

Via your personal account
+33 (0)1 69 33 16 85

Note that our office is open from Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm

To check your file for a renewal process of your residence card, please take an make an appointment.


See you soon !