If you are a degree-seeking student under 28, you will be registered to the French Student Social Security and to complementary insurance from MSH International. The complementary insurance covers costs that are either not covered by French Social Security or covers the remaining portion not reimbursed by the Social Security system.
Coverage includes eye glasses, contact lenses, preventive dental treatment, alternative medicine (such as chiropractic care), house calls (SOS Médecins), and up to fifteen sessions a semester with a psychologist—and much more. You can consult the student health care handbook [pdf] for more details.
Please note that, if you are a French degree-seeking student who will not turn 20 years old before September of the year following the current academic year, the fee of 213 Euros does not apply.
The cost of the health care plan is charged directly to your student account. Payment is due when you register for classes.
|French Student Social Security||€218||One academic year|
|Complementary Insurance||€270||One semester|
|Health Fee||€47||One semester|
AUP registers students with French Student Social Security at the beginning of the semester. The health coverage starts on the first day of orientation and students receive a temporary French social security number and a French social security certificate (Attestation de Droits). To secure your Carte Vitale, make sure to do the following:
The Student French Social Security is mandatory and you can only request to opt out of the complementary insurance if you meet specific requirements. There are two conditions under which you may opt out of the complementary insurance. First, if your parents live in Paris and you have an insurance that covers you in France that is equivalent to the Mutuelle, you may opt out. Second, if you are working part-time or full-time and your company covers you for health insurance in France you may be able to opt out.
For students whose parents’ insurance covers them, the following must be provided:
For students whose employers’ insurance covers them, the following must be provided:
All documents must be provided to the health plan coordinator no later than at the orientation check-in.