Prepare your Arrival

Hello to all international students coming to study at Toulouse INP! You will find below all the information you need to best prepare your arrival in Toulouse. We wish you the best of stays.



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Find all the information you need to prepare your arrival and stay, on migration formalities, housing, life tips, student perks and more. This section is free of charge and openly accessible. You can check it out anytime without any limitations nor registration requirements.

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Welcome Desk

The Université fédérale de Tolouse welcomes you:

from Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm 

41 allées Jules Guesde - Toulouse (Metro station Carmes or Palais de Justice).

This area is full of useful ​​services and information for both French andinternational students. You will be able to go directly to the Prefecture, the CAF, the CROUS and the Rectorate. The team is also there to advise and explain the steps to find and rent accommodation, to know the cultural and sports offers, the means of transport, to listen to students with disabilities, to look for a job, to take care of oneself, to take on social initiatives, to discover the training offers of the universities or schools.

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Submitting an online application for a residence permit

 The different types of Visas

Students who reside in one of the 41 countries concerned by the "Studying in France" procedure must make a specific request for enrolment in an institute of higher education. 

Procedure : studying in France

European citizens

Citizens from member countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not need a visa to visit or study in France. A valid passport or identity card is required.


Nationals of non-European countries

A visa is required for foreigners who do not belong to the EEA. The request must be made to the French consulate or embassy in your country.

On arrival in France, foreign students who have a D student visa do not need to request a residence permit.
The following, however, are required to apply for a residence permit at the Préfecture:

  •  Students who have the Visa C “Concours” and who have now passed the exam,
  • Those who have Visa D “mineur scolarisé” and who have just attained majority (18 years old) and those who have Visa D “stagiaire” and are of Algerian nationality.

On arrival, students in possession of the D student visa must however send the OFII (French Office for Immigration and Integration) the following documentation: their entry form to France (provided by the French consular service together with the visa) correctly filled in (the address is very important) as well as a photocopy of their passport, their visa and the stamp of entry into France or the Schengen area.

The OFII will send them an invitation to go to the office to have a sticker validating their visa affixed to their passport.

For any additional questions, please refer to our “Frequently Asked Questions” section.


List of consulates in Toulouse 


Submitting an online application for a residence permit :

Housing and Residential life

Whether you want to live alone or in a house-share, finding accommodation is not always easy. This is why
Toulouse INP offers you a non-exhaustive list of housing options located near the various schools.



Many private student residences are also available in Toulouse and Tarbes.


Résidence du Pont du Bois

b.lagorce @

Residence located at 300m from Toulouse INP-ENSAT. Some rooms are specially reserved for students of the school.
Reservations are recommended as early as possible. 


Kley Toulouse

Student, collaborative, connected and contemporary residence located near the Toulouse INP campus of Labège.
Tel : 01 85 08 60 25


Le campus des Sciences de Labège

Proposed by Adèle, the leader in student housing

Tel : 05 62 88 36 68
astrid.lalart @


Résidence "Allées Jean Griffon"

Residence located at 300m from the Toulouse INP campus in Labège. T1, T1 bis, T2 from 260 euros all charges included. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry service, manager.


Colomiers Habitat

lubese @


Résidence Cambridge

Student residence located at 1km from the Toulouse INP-ENSAT school
Tel : 05 61 73 47 88



e.despilho @


Campus de Bissy

Tel : 05 61 39 14 15
labege @


Student residences in Tarbes

4 residences in the city and around the university area.



resistud @ / studresi @
4 secured residences located within a 10 mins walk from Tarbes town centre.


A Semi

habiter.tarbes @


OPH 65


What should I do if I rent?       Additional information via Campus France




Is your age between 18 and 30 years and you're a student in France?

The VISALE guarantee offers adult students a free rental deposit for any type of accommodation, with no means-test.


The Student Life and Campus Contribution (CVEC)

Have you been accepted in a higher education institution in France?


Students admitted to a French institution of higher education are subject to a fee known as the CVEC, which helps to finance on-campus programs that enhance the student experience. Here is everything you need to know about this annual fee.


Registration for Social Security

Registration to social security is free and mandatory for all students in France, whether French or international. Here’s everything you need to know to go through the process



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