In some rare cases, students may be eligible for an exemption. To be eligible, you must provide the Health Office a certificate from your insurance company in your name, stating that you will be covered for the duration of your stay in Paris. Dates of coverage, including a start date and an end date, must be clearly stated.

Status Documents to Provide
Visiting students

A proof of insurance which must indicate:

Coverage for at least 45,000 U.S. Dollars

Hospitalization

General medical treatment

Medical repatriation

Return of mortal remains

Degree seeking under 28 with family in Ile de France

Proof that you have a family member who lives in Paris

A valid proof of insurance

Exemption form signed

Copy of the Carte Vitale if you have one

Degree seeking over 28

Valid proof of insurance

Student employed in France

Copy of your CDD/CDI

Proof that your company covers you

 

Degree-seeking students

All students under 28 who stay more than 4 months in France are enrolled in French Social Security as required by French Law. In this case, you can not be exempt from French Sécurité Sociale (215€/year) but can be exempt from MSH if you have family in Ile de France:

Status Documents to Provide
Degree seeking under 28 

Proof that you have a family member who lives in Paris

Valid proof of insurance

Exemption form signed

Degree seeking over 28

Proof that you have a family member who lives in Paris

Valid proof of insurance

Signed exemption form

Student employed in France

Proof that you have a family member who live in Paris

Valid proof of insurance

Signed exemption form

Coverage must be valid for the whole time that you are here to study with dates clearly visible. The requirements are non-negotiable.

The deadline to receive an exemption from AUP health coverage is the last day of orientation week. No exemption will be approved after this date, and no exceptions will be made.

Any exemption that is approved must be updated every year. That is to say, that if you plan to attend AUP for several years, for example, you must apply for an exemption at the start of each academic year.

While exemptions are possible in a limited number of cases, we strongly encourage you to enroll in the AUP health care plan as is guarantees adequate coverage and allows AUP staff to provide full support should any emergency arise.

Keep in mind that the AUP Health Office does not take responsibility for the insurance of exempt students. If a student is planning on applying for an exemption, they should become familiar with the details of their independent insurance contract, especially regarding reimbursement and hospitalization procedures before arriving in Paris.

To download the exemption form, click here.