Welcome to the French national EURAXESS portal!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE SITUATION IN FRANCE
From Monday, May 11, the country enters a period of gradual end of lockdown.
France is divided into red and green departments according to the following map: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/carte-et-donnees
Reminder of the main measures valid from May 11, 2020:
The certificate of derogatory movement is no longer required to leave your home. The exit time is no longer limited, however gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
Wearing a mask is highly recommended in public spaces and compulsory in public transport (bus, metro, tram, train, etc.).
Travel is authorized within a 100 km radius of the home or also within the same department without limitation of distance.
Beyond 100 km, a special authorization is required based on a compelling professional or family reason.
European and international borders remain closed for the time being.
Stores and shopping centers are opening again little by little (except restrictions in Ile-de-France): it is strongly recommended to wear a mask and imperative to respect the safety distance between each customer.
Places of worship are open from May 11, but ceremonies prohibited.
Practicing sport outside is authorized.
Libraries and media libraries, small museums are open. Other cultural places (large museums, cinemas, theaters, opera houses, etc.) remain closed.
The parks and gardens are open in the green departments.
Bars, cafes and restaurants remain closed for the time being.
The nurseries open their doors from Monday 11 May but only welcome 10 children per group.
The opening of nursery and primary schools starts from May 11 gradually, on the basis of family volunteering. Each academy defines its rules according to the precise local situation.
Middle schools will be open from May 18 in the green zones and from June 2 in the red zones.
High schools and universities will remain closed until September 2020.
As far as possible, remote work from home is recommended until further notice.
Ask your host establishment and your laboratory manager for more information.
The period of validity of documents expiring between March 16, 2020 and May 15, 2020 is extended by six months (180 days).
Are concerned :
- Long-stay visas;
- Residence permits, whatever their nature, with the exception of special residence permits issued to foreign diplomatic and consular staff;
- Provisional residence permits;
- Receipts for requesting a residence permit.
The period of validity of certificates of asylum applications that expired between March 16, 2020 and May 15, 2020 is extended by three months (90 days).
⚠ This measure is applicable on the national territory. So, if you have such a document, we strongly advise you not to leave French territory.
French EURAXESS centers 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.