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GATE, the Welcome Desk for International Talents, is open

International Article published on 15 September 2022

The GATE Desk is a multi-service welcome desk for international students, researchers or employees of R&D centers and higher education institutions in the Paris-Saclay area, open until December 16th , 2022.

At the GATE, you can carry out all the necessary administrative procedures for your move and stay in France in a single location.

Four partners (The Sous-Préfecture of Palaiseau, the NGO Science Accueil, Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris) have decided to join forces in order to make administrative procedures easier for foreign students or researchers arriving in France. Other partners are also present at the GATE, such as RATP (transportation in Paris), CAF (housing and families allowances), CPAM (health insurance), CROUS (accommodation and scholarships), Pôle emploi (job research), Campus France (student mobility), la CPS (urban community), and more.

Visit the GATE website to make an appointment:


  • Main GATE: Bréguet Building, CentraleSupélec, 3 rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Relay point (only for information and file audit): Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Direction des Relations Internationales, bureau n°13.3087, Route de Saclay, 91120 PalaiseauOpening hours: Thursday, 2 pm to 4 pm.