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The student is the insured party. Any information relating to reimbursements will be sent personally to the student, through their AMELI account. If personal bank details have been provided, the reimbursements will be made to that bank account.
No, household linens and bedsheets are not supplied (no pillow, no duvet, etc.). You should also bring your own tableware and cleaning utensils.
Bedsheets, a duvet and shower curtain are provided. On the other hand, if you do not like bolster pillows, you should bring your own pillow.
Certain larger rooms at the Adoma residence are reserved for couples. These rooms are ‘T1 bis’ (18 such rooms in total); the rent is slightly higher than a standard T1.
You must collect them in person.
Yes, the address to use is:
Your first name, surname, room number,
51 chemin des Mouilles
Yes, you can have a person not living at the residence stay over. They will need to present identification at the office and give their length of stay. The cost is €2 per day with a maximum stay of three months. Check-in is compulsory.
No, this is not allowed under the residence's internal regulation.
Fees for administrative enrolment can be paid in three instalments.
If you are re-enrolling and you are graduating after the October examinations board, you will not be issued your degree until you settle any outstanding balance on your account.
Under the applicable regulations, École Centrale de Lyon can only accept a maximum of €300 in cash. To reduce the amount to be paid on the first day of term, you can spread payments over three instalments. This limit applies differently for student residences and fees.
Clubs and societies accept cash payments, but we advise against such payments because it could mean carrying large amounts of cash on you. If you go to the Integration Weekend (WEI), it is best to bring a cheque for the security deposit (a cash payment actually complicates things).
For more information, check the Payment Methods Guide.
No, the staff can only welcome students who have booked a room. They are not on hand to give tours.
You should request a certificate of the policy from the insurance company that covers you either personally or through your parents. Public liability insurance covers against damage that you could cause. It is compulsory.
To cover damage that you might suffer (theft, loss of keys, etc.), you would need to take out home insurance. Home insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended.
International students are liable to pay the CVEC under the same conditions as French students.
However, Article L. 841-5 of the French Education Code stipulates that ‘students who hold refugee or subsidiary protection status or who are registered as an asylum seeker with the relevant authority and holding a right to remain in the country under the conditions set out in Articles L. 742-1 and L. 743-1 of the Entry and Residence of Foreigners and Right of Asylum Code shall also be exempt.’
Furthermore, international students who come as part of an exchange programme are exempt for the 2020-2021 academic year. This does not apply in the case of a second enrolment in a master’s programme unless part of an exchange programme.
Registration with social security is obligatory, except for European students with a European Health Insurance Card.
The student must carry out this procedure themselves. Institutes can only provide information to students.
The shared kitchens have a microwave, they are not allowed in rooms. (Fridges, ovens and cooking hobs are also strictly forbidden from being placed in rooms).
Some of them can help you to review some concepts, but in most subjects the courses start over on a common basis for all prep courses, so don't worry! Handouts are provided in the subjects where there is a need to learn the lessons.
It is up to the students to decide how they want to organise the cooking area and whether they will share food or not. Trust is par for the course. Generally, the people on your floor are friendly and everything runs smoothly. Fridges are not allowed in rooms.
Until 31 August 2018, almost all students had to register for health insurance specific to students. Elsewhere, working professionals hold health cover relating to their professional activity (professional regime). Very often, they are covered by CPAM (Primary Health Insurance Fund), the general regime.
Student social security became defunct after 31 August 2018. All students are registered under the general regime or the same regime as their parents.
When Student Affairs confirms your file and as long as you have paid at least 1/3 of the fees owed, you will be able to download the attendance certificate from the enrolment website.
Student Affairs will not process any file until you have fully completed the data entry.
Furthermore, given the situation with COVID-19, the dates for the end of the academic period have been pushed back to 31/12/2020 for 3rd year general engineering students and 2nd year master’s students. This means that you do not have to re-enrol. A more accurate certificate of attendance will be sent out to you. However, if you need one beforehand, please contact Student Affairs.
The fees applied by Centrale Lyon match the fees enacted nationally or by our senate, except for individual situations (French government grant holders, professionalisation contract, agreements between institutes, return to studies and continuing education, etc.).
At the same time, the institute's clubs and societies offer a rich variation to students. While optional, you should consider joining different societies: Centrale Lyon Alumni Association, WEI, USE ECL, AEEECL, ECLAIR, BDE, etc.
Registration with social security is free for students. Students who are already registered do not need to do anything else, except send any documents required to update their file. International students must register at https://etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr/
In any case, be warned that social security does not fully cover health expenses incurred. On average, you will be reimbursed about 70% of the public rate (some physicians and treatments cost more than this rate, even in public hospitals). We strongly advise all students to also take out supplementary health insurance cover, known in France as ‘mutuelle’.
You will find all prices (daily, weekly and monthly) on this page.
You will find all prices (daily, weekly and monthly) on this page.
No, you are exempted from this condition.
The Residence Bureau (BDR) cannot guarantee anything. The later you arrive, the less chance you have of finding a place on the floor that suits you.
You have to attach a certificate of attendance from the other course that permits exemption to your exemption declaration.
Some rooms at the Comparat residence are reserved for Master 1 and doctorate students. Although we cannot guarantee you will obtain a room, at the start of each academic year we usually have enough rooms for students in master and doctoral programmes. Please send an email to add your name to the waiting list. If a place opens up, you will be informed.
This is the same case for the Adoma residence, and the procedure is the same. Please send an email to add your name to the waiting list.
If you cannot log in, there could be several reasons:
- The application only works with Firefox and Chrome browsers (change browser).
- There was a short interruption for an update, try again later.
- If you are entering 2nd year at École Centrale de Lyon, click ‘re-enrol’ (link to the side).
- Your username and password are wrong, please contact support at the IT Department.
Except for photo ID, only PDF files are accepted. The aspect ratio should be between 5:3 and 1:1.
It could be the file is too large. In this case, you should compress the file so that the file size is no more than 100 KB for the photo and 2 MB for files.
Moreover, if the documents for your file have already been validated by Student Affairs, you will no longer be able to modify them directly on the enrolment website.
Online payment is no longer possible once you have finished your enrolment file. Check the Payment Methods Guide.
Absolutely. Simply create your account and upload a declaration stating you are enrolled in a higher education institute. See template.
No, furniture must remain as is!
This number is stated on the certificate of attendance. If you do not yet have this certificate, it is usually given on your baccalaureate transcript if you took it in France or on French higher education transcripts or certificates.
Check your situation in the opening schedule for enrolments. If the scheduled date has passed, please contact Student Affairs to verify your situation.
You should enrol anyway, even if you do not have a term-time address. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we will get back to you if your file is incomplete or invalid. You should just add your current address or a habitual address (e.g. your parents’ address). Once you have an address for the term/year, you can amend your address on the website.
Log in to https://inscriptions.ec-lyon.fr/fr/login
Tertiary education institutes have not carried out social security processes since 2018. You must obtain such proof from the relevant social security body. For those who were previously registered for student social security (types: SMERRA or LMDE), those files have generally been transferred to the general social security fund.
No need to worry. Payment is compulsory from the start of term. Because you have completed the enrolment process, it is no longer possible to pay online. A payment schedule may be recalculated on the day of the new academic year welcome. For more information, check the Payment Methods Guide.
You can still perform the online enrolment, without stating whether you are in receipt of a grant or not.
If you receive the confirmation notice before the start of term (or end of September if you are not on campus), you can then file your grant notice on the enrolment website. This will allow Student Affairs to recalculate the fees.
If this notice arrives after the start of term (or after 30/09 if you are not on campus), you will have to pay at least one-third of the fees. You will be refunded after you file your grant notice on the enrolment website.
Under no circumstances should you declare that you are in receipt of a grant if you have not received any confirmation of it.
Yes, provided that, in the end, you are not enrolled in any initial education at a higher education institute.
Please consult the Campus France platform.
You can check if your document has been validated by logging back into the enrolment website. If it has still not been validated, it will soon be processed. There are many people enrolling, and we do our utmost to process all files as quickly as possible.
Two situations are possible:
- You had previously choosen "yes but": you should normally have already received the link to register. If this is not the case, please call the schooling service during the duty period from 1pm to 4pm on +33(0)4 72 18 64 00.
- You were on the waiting list and have just been admitted to the School after the second admission wave: you must receive a registration link on the Thursday following acceptance. If this is not the case, please contact the schooling service as soon as possible during the duty period from 1pm to 4pm on +33(0)4 72 18 64 00.
Changing your city of residence is inconsequential. As soon as you are sure that you are going to enrol in higher education, we advise you to register as soon as possible.
Contact Student Affairs.
Yes. On the CVEC website, you should report that you are not enrolled in any French higher education institute.
If you were not enrolled at a French higher education institute in the previous academic year, you can apply for a refund of the wrongly paid CVEC and make a new payment for the new academic year.
To receive the refund, you must make an application and prove that you were not enrolled in any course at a higher education institute during the previous year.
Students not obliged to pay the CVEC must apply for a refund within four years.
Yes. You do not have to do anything. CROUS will automatically detect this and reimburse you.
Note: if a student enrols in several courses in the same academic year, the CVEC is only owed for the first enrolment.
You must apply for a refund through the website cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr as soon as possible. Students not obliged to pay the CVEC must apply for a refund within four years.
I receive a grant from Campus France. Do I have to pay the CVEC? No. You are exempt from paying the CVEC because you fall into one of the exemption categories set out in Article L. 841-5 of the Education Code (recipients of grants awarded under student aid schemes mentioned in Article L.821-1 of said code). However, you must perform the steps on the CVEC website to obtain your CVEC certificate. If you are enrolling as part of an international exchange programme, you do not have to do anything.
Generally, we will take into account your situation.
However, the situations that cannot be immediately considered relate to the ‘0 Bis’ grade of the grant where the distance from the home to the listed institutes is greater than to École Centrale de Lyon.