Studying in France

I came to France as a Master’s student with the support of the Sophie Germain scholarship from the FMJH. It allows French and International students to study up to 2 years of a Master’s program in mathematics at any of the member deparments of the Paris-Saclay University. Subject areas range from pure mathematics to artificial intelligence or mathematical and theoretical biology. You can find more information here.

Here is a (non exhaustive) list of resources that might be helpful while studying in France :

  • Paris-Saclay’s Welcome Desk for international students.
  • GATE : It’s the international bureau of Paris Saclay. You have to make an appointment to talk to them directly, but they offer help from Social Security, to housing (CAF) and visas and immigration.
  • Sciences accueil : This is a non-profit that helps all international researchers settle in Paris. They offer some of the services that the GATE does, but they also organize cultural and social events. Even french classes !
  • BAPU : This is a service provided by the Red Cross to help students access mental health. There are many BAPUs in Paris but there are also some resources via the university.