Covid-19: new lockdown

On Wednesday October 28, the President of the Republic announced that teaching within higher education and research institutions will be organised online as of the morning of October 30, with the exception of practical work (TP). However, all public services will continue to operate. As such, Université Paris-Saclay and all laboratories will remain open.

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The preventive measures

Wash hands regularly with soap

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Wear a mask

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How can you protect yourself and others

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General information:


Medical office

The Medical Office (staff and students) are available first by email in each location as well as doctors :
IUT Sceaux
UFR Pharmacie Châtenay-Malabry
UFR DEG Sceaux
Staff and PhD students according to your place of work:   Bâtiment 336-  Dr Martine Berthier Bâtiment 640 -  Dr Hervé Tournier  Bâtiment 452-  Dr Anne Brun

Students: Bâtiment 336
UFR Médecine Kremlin-Bicêtre


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 :


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 :

Psychological support

Nightline (open in september) is a listening, support and information service run by students for students. 

English-speaking psychologist at the Student Health Service (SUMPPS): Krinio Benfredj -

Reminder of the preventive measures

Strictly observe the following hygiene measures to limit the spread of the virus and the spread of the disease:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
    Check your temperature as soon as you have ENT signs and if in doubt, do not go to university.
  • 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 (especially with regard to fragile people: hospitals, maternity wards, EHPAD, ...)

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

In case of signs of respiratory infection (fever or feeling of fever, cough, difficulty breathing) :

  • 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
  • Limit movement to what is strictly necessary.

For frail people, each case will be assessed individually, the opinion of the usual attending physician should be sought and forwarded to the personnel department and the university's prevention physician. The infirmaries of the University remain at your disposal.

In addition, you can find information on the following sites:

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.


Wearing a mask remains mandatory on public transport. Failure to comply with this obligation is punishable by a fine of 135 euros.

Accomodation and catering

University restaurants will offer packed meals at lunch-time and in the evening to the students on the sites of Orsay Vallée (Les Cèdres), the plateau (Lieu de vie), Palaiseau and at a site in Haut-de-Bièvres for the Sceaux and Chatenay-Malabry components.

At the IUT of Cachan packed meals will be offered only at lunch-time.

For essential staff on the Orsay-Bures-Gif campus, the CESFO restaurants will remain partially open (Orsay and Plateau restaurants as well as Cesfood/building 230).

The CROUS social service is at your service if you need help:

Share Entraide

The Share Entraide service offers help when you can't do your shopping in isolation.

A – Outgoing mobility

All outgoing mobility is subject to authorisation by the Senior Defence Official (FSD - Fonctionnaire sécurité défense). All requests are passed on by the international relations officers in the university constituent faculties and institutes.

List of mobility officers:

- Student mobility in Europe is authorised (studies, internships) subject to approval by the Senior Defense Official (FSD) and in accordance with the terms and conditions provided for by the hosting institution.

As a reminder, students who have been awarded a scholarship from an external funding agency (Erasmus, CRIF, etc.) must follow the guidelines established by the funding agency, which subjects payment to the physical presence of students.

- Study mobility outside Europe is suspended, save for certain exceptions where health conditions can be respected and after approval by the FSD: when the international experience is planned in the curriculum (double degree, exchange programmes, etc.), when mobility takes place within the framework of structured cooperation (IRN, etc.), or for recipients of scholarships of excellence whose mobility cannot be postponed. 

- Internships outside Europe may take place, provided that health conditions can be respected in the hosting country, and subject to approval by the FSD.

Regardless of the hosting country, students must register on the Ariane platform ( and declare their mobility on the outgoing student portal (Moveon):

Furthermore, please note that the university will not reimburse or bear any extra cost due to the evolution of the health conditions and their consequences (e.g. plane ticket, housing fees, etc.). 

For any question, please contact the International Relations and European Affairs Department at the following address: or your mobility official (

Useful links


Advice for travellers:

Site of the French Embassy of the hosting country

Civil aviation: 

Conditions for entrance and stays, and health situation in the countries of the European Union:


B – Incoming mobility

Incoming mobility is authorised subject to the national guidelines of the country of origin and to those of the French authorities.

If you are an international student or researcher coming to France for a long or short stay, find out about the procedure to follow for your safe arrival to France.

Students within exchange programmes may contact:

International students may ask their questions on finding support at the following address:

  • I have symptoms of COVID-19. 

COVID symptoms: what to do?

  • My COVID-19 test is positive

My COVID-19 test is positive: what to do?

  • I'm a contact person for a COVID-19 case.

I'm a contact person for a COVID-19 case: what to do?

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:


Information regarding your situation:

All classes and teaching, including tutorials (TD) will be organised remotely in undergraduate, post-graduate and professional development training.

However, and in strict accordance with the rules established by the State, we have the possibility to maintain practical work classes (TP) and professional project-based classes on site.  Students will receive more detailed information from their director of studies and their university component.

We have likewise, the possibility to run exams on-site in exam-halls, in strict accordance with barrier measures and distancing.

Individual appointments for vocational integration, professional coaching and entrepreneurship are maintained.  Appointments can be made at  and

Courses which are given in partnership with other entities (schools or high schools) are maintained and the organisation of the classes counts on the reception terms of those entities.

Internships are maintained. If the company changes the conditions of the internship (for example having to work remotely), an amendment to the internship agreement must be drafted. 

In order to go on the campus: 
Students must have their exemption certificate and their student card


1)    In case of problems, students can write to
2)    French students abroad and international students: +33(0)6 11 73 99 78,
3)    PhD students: see frequently asked questions
4)    The Social Service of the CROUS of Versailles, which is currently processing applications for all the campuses of the University of Paris-Saclay. Contact :
5)   The Student Life and Equal Opportunities Unit of the University's Department of Studies and Student Life, which has set up an emergency system of Individual Social Assistance for the University (A.S.I.U.). Contact:

University libraries (Orsay, Châtenay-Malabry, Sceaux, Kremlin-Bicêtre) will remain open by appointment only to enable students to study or borrow/return documents. These appointments must imperatively be made online through the Affluences application the day before by 4pm at the latest. In addition to the booking confirmation and booking number that will be issued and sent to your university email address, you will need an exemption certificate and your student card. These documents are compulsory for students to be able to go to the library.

In case of large numbers of students, access will be granted in priority to students who are required to be on campus: practical work (TP), compulsory internship, etc.
Bookings will be open as of Monday 2 November. You will find more information on the university website, the library pages or by following the university libraries on Facebook or Twitter. Millions of articles, electronic books and chapters are also still available online. Training sessions provided by university libraries as well as PhD thesis submission interviews are to be organised remotely (more information via the Maison du Doctorat).

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 :


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: In order to support students and teachers, the university's libraries are mobilizing (online resources, suggestions for buying electronic books, online training...). More information on their website

Research activities within laboratories are to be pursued all the while giving priority to remote working where possible. Work within the laboratories will be authorised when specific equipment is necessary or to preserve continuity of research, including work by PhD candidates and students on internship. 

For more information:

For all staff whose work can be done from home, remote working is strongly encouraged, insofar as the continuity of service of our university is not affected. Remote meetings should be by far the preferred option.

In order to go on the campus: 
Staff must have their employers’ exemption certificate, which is delivered to them by their supervisor or unit directors for lab staff, component directors or vice-Director-Generals of Services for other component staff and directors for central services staff)

- IUT Sceaux :
- UFR Pharmacie :
- UFR Droit-Eco-Gestion:

- Students : Bâtiment 336
- PhD students according to your place of work:, Bâtiment 336, Dr Martine Berthier, Bâtiment 640, Dr Hervé Tournier, Bâtiment 452, Dr Anne Brun