Coronavirus : university instructions

Our country is confronted with exceptional circumstances. We are called upon by the government to apply strong and determined measures for the common good and the protection of all. Primarily, this means social distancing and respect of transmission precautions in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus to the entire French population.

The university will reopen in september 2020, but social distancing will still be required. 

All university sites are closed for now.

You may contact us at : cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

 

Most frequently asked questions

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Information regarding your situation:

The suspension of all face-to-face classes (lectures, practical work and tutorials) is obviously confirmed. Distance learning arrangements will be put in place to ensure pedagogical continuity.  All PhD Thesis defenses or HDR defenses are postponed.

All programme modifications or placement interruptions will be taken into account and exceptional, non-penalising measures will be applied for assessment and awarding of degrees. Additional information will be supplied by course heads and the university constituent in which a student is enrolled.

All students must contact their course manager in case of difficulties (financial, access to resources, internship conditions, ...) and/or the management of the UFR, the IUT, the school where they are registere

Contact

1)    In case of problems, students can write to cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr.
2)    French students abroad and international students: +33(0)6 11 73 99 78
3)    PhD students: see frequently asked questions

 

The suspension of all face-to-face classes (lectures, practical work and tutorials) is obviously confirmed. Distance learning arrangements will be put in place to ensure pedagogical continuity.  All PhD Thesis defenses or HDR defenses are postponed.

All programme modifications or placement interruptions will be taken into account and exceptional, non-penalising measures will be applied for assessment and awarding of degrees. Additional information will be supplied by course heads and the university constituent in which a student is enrolled.

At all levels, it is our responsibility to maintain contact with all our students, to identify students who are isolated, lacking the material means to connect to the internet, or any other problematic case. The priority is to maintain the human link with all our students.
All students must contact their course manager in case of difficulties (financial, access to resources, internship conditions, ...) and/or the management of the UFR, the IUT, the school where they are registered.

Contact : cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr

Resources

To facilitate the use of online pedagogical tools and platforms, the faculties and institutions and associate-member universities set up referents or support units for teachers in conjunction with the UPSaclay's Pedagogical Innovation Department.

Frequently asked questions (in french)

PERSAY website (in french)

Resources in libraries: more information on their website

In view of the situation, the classroom training sessions, scheduled until April 20th, have all been cancelled. They will be postponed to later dates. We will keep you informed of the new dates. However, we have brought forward the dates and scheduled new training courses that you can follow online from your confining area : https://www.adum.fr/psaclay/formations

We urgently need to identify those whose employment contract or scholarship is due to end in the coming weeks (by end of April), who are currently self-isolated in France and may need an extension or financial assistance, in order to seek solutions quickly and with an overview, together with laboratories, employers etc.. Thank you to those concerned to report here as soon as possible on our online webform.

A channel on SLACK, dedicated to PhD candidates and supervisors, has been opened for you to ask questions. Don't hesitate to log in, get information and exchange with other PhD candidates.

Université Paris-Saclay is open to international students again !

Following the address of the French President on June 14th and the statement issued by the MEAE (Ministry of Europe and International Affairs) and the  French Home Office (Ministère de l’Intérieur), mobility within the European Area1 is now allowed. Both incoming and outgoing students can perform internships again. The University is once again welcoming students from the European area.

1. Countries member of the EU, including Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Saint-Marin, Switzerland and Vatican

However, special attention is paid to securing the students' stays, as well as to the quality of their reception and working conditions. Until August 31st, every student’s mobility at  University must therefore be the subject of  an application to the International Coordinator and the RI office of the Faculty or school concerned. Students will of course be subject to the specific rules and regulations that may be enforced  by each member State (a 2-week quarantine, etc.).

Postponing mobility until Semester 2 is mandatory for mobility outside the European Area unless mobility is compulsory (i.e international degree awarding agreements, international experience included in the curriculum and only possible during Semester 1 without a substitute solution, etc.) and for internships. Students wishing to travel to these countries must be granted approval by the FSD (Civil Defense Security Officer) via their International Coordinator. Students from these countries will report to their host Faculty or School at arrival for a possible medical checkup.

All students performing an international stay must register in the mobility management tool of the International Relations Office :
Outgoing Student portal
Incoming Student Portal

 

Medical office

The Medical Office is closed, for any question :

- If you are student, please send your mail adress and your phone number at medecine.preventive@universite-paris-saclay.fr
- If you are employed by the University, please send your mail adress and your phone number at service.medical452@universite-paris-saclay.fr

We will contact you very soon

Dietician

 

Taking care of one's health requires also a balanced diet adapted to this particular period. You may contact a dietician from the medical office of the university (free service). Contact : perrine.repecaud@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

 

Tobacco
A tobaccologist from the medical service is also available to listen to you and can provide teleconsultations for questions related to tobacco or cannabis use. Contact : fabrice.cheruel@universite-paris-saclay.fr

Nightline

Nightline is a listening, support and information service run by students for students. 

 

Reminder of the preventive measures

  • Wash hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Use disposable tissues 
  • Do not shake hands to greet people and keep your distance as much as possible, with at least 1 metre between people

All of these measures as well as national guidelines regarding travel, will be updated regularly on this University’s website

You can contact the general practitioners of the University Paris-Saclay and the security defense  officer at info-covid19@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

If you are sick :

  • Wear a face mask
  • Stay at home
  • Avoid contact with your relatives
  • Contact the SAMU (line 15 on your phone) only if you have trouble breathing, otherwise contact a local doctor if you have headache or fever.

In addition, you can find information on the following sites:
• Government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
• Travel advice from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/
• WHO FAQ: https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Finally, for the general public:
• A free number (0 800 130 000) has been set up by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, open 24/7. However, this telephone platform is not authorized to provide medical advice that is insured by the SAMU emergency centres.

These instructions may change depending on the situation.

The CROUS encourages all students to return to their homes if possible but will keep the student accommodation open for those unable to do so. For those who have stayed in their student accommodation, you can find information here.

The university restaurants are closed

You may contact the Crisis Unit at all times at the following address:

cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr

For the Faculty of Medicine at Kremlin Bicêtre there will be specific instructions issued by the Faculty in accordance with the health emergency engagement programme.

You can follow our recommendations at any time on the Intranet: https://portail.universite-paris-saclay.fr/Pages/alerte.aspx

and on the Internet: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/actualites/informations-coronavirus

Collectively and individually, alongside our partners, taking our rightful place in society with you, the University is committed to confronting these exceptional circumstances and to overcoming these challenges.

 

International students admitted in a Master’s programme at Université Paris-Saclay

In light of the health crisis (Covid-19), Université Paris-Saclay is implementing all necessary measures in order to welcome students safely on its campus. Teaching teams have adapted their courses in order, on the one hand, to respect safety measures and, on the other hand, to offer alternative solutions for international students who are finding it hard to come to France (late visa or other issues).

International students are expected to attend in person pre-enrolment day. However, for those who are unable to attend, several programmes will be provided via distance-learning until December 2020. To this end, international students are required to have access to a computer with the following specifications:

  • a recent version of Windows (10), MacOS 10.14, or Ubuntu. Android 9 and IOS12 for at least 3 hours every day.
  • access to an internet connexion with an average output of 500kbits/s, i.e. 64 ko/s. Thus, an ADSL connexion or via mobile of at least H+ or 3G is also required.
  • a headset or hands-free device is also strongly recommended.

You will find in the document enclosed the list of all programmes offering distance-learning until December 2020 for international students detained outside France: