Welcome to the French national EURAXESS portal!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE SITUATION IN FRANCE
You must present a health pass to access leisure and culture venues and events bringing together more than 50 people.
You also need to present a pass in bars, restaurants, malls, hospitals (except if you are admitted for urgent care), retirement homes, residential care homes, and for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach. For campsites, and other holiday accommodation you will need to present a pass once, on arrival.
This list may be extended as necessary.
The health pass is not required for children under 12. It will be
required from 30 September for young people aged 12 to 17, and for the staff of public venues.
The pass must prove one of the three following items:
- That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine or similar):
- Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
- Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
- Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
- OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
- OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.
Passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue or event.
The French health pass is interoperable with the EU Digital COVID Certificate scheme for travel within the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican.
For more information, see the French government website.
If you are vaccinated, you can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions.
Please consult the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more information.
French EURAXESS centres can be contacted by email for any questions.
You will find here all the necessary information for mobile researchers, and assistance with the support of our network of services centres. If you are looking for information about entry procedures, social security, legal issues, postdoctoral positions and research jobs, this website is for you!
You will also find the contact details of all the services centres available in France, as well as information related to the entry and residence conditions on the French territory, accommodation and all you need to prepare a successful stay in the hexagon.
EURAXESS FRANCE is a member of the European Commission initiative, gathering more than 600 services centres assisting EU and non-EU researchers in 42 countries.
All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.
DISCOVER EURAXESS IN France
When I was thinking about performing a research stay in a foreign country, I would have never imagined that I would choose Nantes as my receiving city. However, when I started to search for scientific groups working in polysaccharides and their characterization, the INRA-Nantes attracted my attention because of the quality, dynamism and efficiency of researchers working in this unit.
I was accepted to do my PhD in University of Franche-Comté, in FEMTO-ST institute. Before my arrival in Besançon, I faced several administrative problems, like finding a place to stay, procedures of obtaining hosting agreement from university for working permit, registering in Doctoral School.
Thanks to EURAXESS representative in UFC, whose contacts I got from my supervisor, all obstacles had been solved promptly.
I am a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Virology, at the University of Franche-Comté.
I have been living in France since September 2012. Before leaving India, I contacted EURAXESS Service Centre of Besançon for our initial settlement in Besançon. EURAXESS promptly replied to each and every query and helped us finding lodgment in Besançon, getting a residence permit, opening a bank account, getting health insurance card ("Carte Vitale"), house insurance, complementary insurance and many more. In addition, they also suggested the centers where we could learn French.
I am an Italian researcher from Siena (Tuscany), working mainly in the field of urban archaeology. My degree and PhD thesis concern the survey done in the Third Courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence. After winning the "Premio Ottone d'Assia-Riccardo Francovich", a prize for the best work in medieval archaeology open to applicants up to age 35, I decided to try an international experience. I found an opportunity which allowed me to develop my skills and my knowledge at the University François-Rabelais of Tours, in the archaeological unit called "CITERES". Thanks to a grant I spent one year in Tours enjoying the French lifestyle.