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Migrant students and researchers at Université Paris-Saclay

Paris-Saclay University is a member of the MEnS (Migrants in Higher Education) network and as such welcomes and supports students, doctoral students and migrant researchers. On this page you will find contacts and procedures for students and researchers in exile in France.

For further information please contact the university's international and European relations department.

Chantal Escudié :

+33 1 69 15 36 48


Together with UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and backed by MEnS association (Migrants dans l'Enseignement supérieur / Migrants in Higher Education), Paris-Saclay University is implementing a bonus system for refugee students or students with subsidiary protection within the framework of the IDEX  scale of scholarships.
If you are concerned by this status, please indicate it in your statement of purpose as soon as you submit your application to the master's degree.

More information about the International Master's Scholarships Program IDEX 


For further information about migrant dedicated support offered by Campus France ,go to:


How do I apply?

If you are a refugee and you wish to apply for a programme of study at Université Paris-Saclay, we invite you to reach out to the Undergraduate Registrar’s office or to the Director of the elected Master’s course (Master 1 or Master 2) who will explain the application process to you.

How can I contact the offices or the directors?

In any case, please do specify your refugee status and the course would like to apply for.


How to request asylum


Researchers and PhD candidates

List of available programmes and courses

The PAUSE programme is a national programme providing incensitive funding to public higher education institutions and public research  organisations planning to host scientits in exile.

At University Paris-Saclay, the contact is the Head of Research and Valuation :


Migrant students

To anticipate academic requirements you can be supported by a référent CNOUS in charge of refugees in your area.


How to obtain the academic recognition of your degree(s)

Having your degree assessed in order to facilitate recognition is highly recommended.

The ENIC NARIC centre can help you. Please go to  ENIC-NARIC France | France Éducation international.


Campus France Scholarships programmes

For further information write to :


Learning French

A degree/certificate in French is usually required to be accepted by a university. A B2 level in French is required in order to apply at a HEI in France.

CIEP : Dedicated to education and French language worldwide

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie AUF : Linguistic and cultural assistance to migrant students in order to benefit from a   FLE (French as a foreign language) programme.

QIOZ : A free-to-use language learning plateform developed by the Ile-de-France region for its inhabitants

Apprendre le français en France : Facilitate migrants' and refugees' access to higher education and French courses.


The MEnS network

Réseau MEnS (Migrants dans l’Enseignement Supérieur).

Pour les étudiants – MEnS (

Pour chercheurs – MEnS (


Délégation interministérielle à l'accueil et à l'intégration des réfugiés Diair (


Le réseau des centres universitaires FLE (

Étudiants | Campus France : étudier en France

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (

UniR | Universites Refugie.e.s (

Réseau aime – Accueil et Intégration des Migrants et des Exilés (


CPU - Conférence des présidents d'université

Bienvenue dans la rubrique ENIC-NARIC France | France Éducation international (