Starting the 2018-2019 academic year, you must pay the Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee BEFORE registering with your institution. For the 2018-2019 academic year, its amount is set at € 90.

This administrative fee is compulsory for all undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.

You must pay the CVEC at the beginning of each academic year.

 

Some exceptions  apply

Exemption:

Students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD) holding a scholarship from the CROUS do not have to pay the CVEC. Please note: even if you are exempt from paying the CVEC you have to follow the steps indicated below in order to obtain a certificate of exemption. The certificate of exemption is compulsory in order to register with your institution.

For more information, see the FAQ on the CVEC payment website (in French).

 

Special situations:

International students (graduate, undergraduate and PhD) coming to France within the framework of an exchange program or doctoral stay, i.e. for less than a year, do not have to pay the CVEC. You do not need to follow the steps indicated below.

For more information, see the FAQ on the CVEC payment website (in French).

 

How to pay the CVEC administrative fee

 

1) Register online at: MesServices.etudiant.gouv.fr. Please note that this website is only available in French: download our tutorial on how to complete your online registration

2) Once registered, click on the “CVEC” button and fill in the requested information.

3) If you hold a scholarship from the CROUS: your status will be automatically detected and a certificate of exemption will be issued. Download the certificate and be sure to print it. You will have to hand it out to your institution when completing your academic registration.

If you do not hold a scholarship from the CROUS: you must pay the CVEC. The payment can be done online with a credit card. After you have paid, a certificate of payment of the CVEC will be issued. Download the certificate and be sure to print it. You will have to hand it out to your institution when completing your academic registration.

 

Remember to keep the username and password of your online account: you will have to pay the CVEC administrative fee at the beginning of each academic year.