Foreign PhD students

You are about to become a PhD student at Loria, Nancy, but you have questions about administrative processes, ways to find a home and your daily life in France or in Nancy? Find here practical information to prepare before your arrival in France. Consult the PhD Student Guide 2019-2020 of the Université de Lorraine.

1. Before you leave
2. Visa
3. Money
4. Housing
5. Health
6. Daily life at Loria
7. Welcome to Nancy and Lorraine!
8. After my PhD

1. Before you leave

2. Visa

3. Money

Bank account

Taxes

Housing subsidies

*CAF is the acronym for Caisse d’Allocations Familiales. CAF is the French Family Benefit Fund. It can provide you some financial aid to pay your rent.

4. Housing

Find your home

Warranty

5. Health

Insurance

  • About the Cleiss – Roles and organization: www.cleiss.fr
  • French healthcare system – Page 24 (PDF)

Occupational Health Services

A « mutuelle » is a non profit making health insurance company which provides insurance complementary to that of the « sécurité sociale ». Often these companies are set up for a particular profession, for example, there is a mutuelle for students, for teachers, and so on.

6. Daily life at Loria

  • PhD coffee time: Every month at 1:30 pm, Loria’s PhD students organize a café dedicated to PhD students to meet, discuss and exchange after lunch.
  • Board games evenings: Open to the entire lab. Every month or so a board game evening is organised in the Agora.
  •  Welcome leaflet PDF (lien vers le livret d’accueil)

Scientific life at Loria

  • Colloquium Loria: The purpose of colloquium Loria is to highlight different computer science research topics in the form of a one-hour presentation by a renowned scientist, including a time of discussion. It is open to everyone and takes place every month.
  • Meet Up IA (French): www.meetup.com. Organized by a PhD student of Loria, the purpose of the MeetUp IA is to create meetings to demystify and understand Artificial Intelligence.

7. Welcome to Nancy and Lorraine!

Nancy is a city with a rich cultural life and is characterized by its “Art Nouveau” architecture style. Close to Paris, the french capital is easily accessible from Nancy by train (aprox. 1h30 by TGV). The Lorraine region has beautiful landscapes: hiking lovers will enjoy the Vosges.

8. After your PhD

 

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