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Hosting protocols: Procedures for foreign researchers and post-doctoral students to enter and stay in France

Reception protocol: a single document to facilitate admission to France and the right to stay as a ‘scientist’. This simplifies the procedures necessary for foreign researchers and post-doctoral students to enter and stay in France, facilitating the delivery of visas and preparing a special ‘scientist’s’ temporary residence permit.

To obtain this ''protocole d'accueil'', please contact the Human Resources Department.

These measures apply to foreign researchers or post-doctoral students from outside the European Union (or countries which have signed the European Economic Area Agreement) who will be hosted by a French higher education institution or public research organization.

As soon as the stay in France is confirmed by the host institution (project, period(s) of stay, funding etc), a reception protocol must be sent to the visiting researcher prior to his or her arrival to enable a ‘scientist’ visa to be issued.

For further information about the hosting of foreign researchers in France, please consult the Alfred Kastler Foundation or the web site of the PRES Université Lille Nord de France

Practical guide

Below you can find several links to help facilitate your stay in the region and on the Université Lille 1 campus :

Living in Lille

Presenting the Université Lille 1

  › France : a country with a warm welcome
  › The Nord Pas de Calais region
  › Villeneuve d'Ascq
  › Lille, Capital of Flanders
  › Transports
  › How to get to the university ?
  › How to get around the region ?
  › How to open a bank account ?
  › How to have money sent to you ?
  › The prices of a few basic products
  › Monthly budget
  › Where to go shopping ?
  › A few practical services
  › Where to eat ?
  › Where to stay ?
  › International Exchange Programmes
   › How to keep up-to-date ?
  › For better communication
  › Organising your time
   › The seasons and the climate
  › Events in the Nord
  › A few authors from the Nord
   Presentation of Université Lille 1
   › University library
   › Municipal lending libraries
   › Sport on campus
Que faire à Lille ?
  › Lille's cultural life
  › Some films about the Nord
  › Concerts
  › Where to go in Lille in the evening ?
  › The region's nature sites
  › Towns and museums in the Nord
  › Useful Addresses
  › Essential Lille websites
  › Exchange rate tables
  › Plan of Lille I campus



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