International PhD students

The CMIs cen,t can welcome and take care of international doctoral students upon their arrival.
PhD students can benefit from the services of a EURAXESS centre.

Welcoming international PhD students

In order to facilitate their arrival in France, doctoral students can benefit from a reception by a EURAXESS center. (The International Mobility Centers (CMI)). The EURAXESS network set up by the European Commission offers free personalized assistance to doctoral students and international researchers.

Some useful tutorials have been edited by Campus France


CMI (International Mobility Centre) - Rennes

Rennes-based PhD students attached to a CMI member institution can benefit from the centre's assistance for: 

  • Visa procedures
  • Residence permits
  • Social security
  • Seeking housing 
  • Opening a bank account
  • Declaring and paying taxes 
  • Transport, CAF (family allowances), insurance, etc. 

CMI Rennes

CMI (International Mobility Centre) - Brest

Brest-based PhD students can be assisted by CMI Brest. The centre offers various services to foreign researchers and PhD students hosted by its member institutions.