Student Services

Each year, JUNIA welcomes international students coming from all around the world.

Arriving in a new country can be stressful. This is why we are doing our best to make your stay as easy as possible and help you with your formalities.

International Student Guide

“I would always recommend JUNIA because I think it is very good choice for international students with all the events organized, professors are understanding and other students are always willing to help.”

Maja Serbian student
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JUNIA’s International Relations Office provides many helpful services for our incoming international students. We are available to assist you with administrative procedures before you arrive, during your stay and even after your graduation.

An international team is ready to answer all your questions and help you before and during your stay. You can come to our office during the opening hours or contact us.


International Relations Mobility
Int. Mobility Coordinator, Europe Caroline MERLIER
International mobility coordinator Zone Asia – Middle East –Africa (French speaking countries) Sophie SARR
Int. Mobility Coordinator, Northern America, Africa Priscilla JAROSZ
Int. Mobility Coordinator, Southern America, Northern Africa Mégane MARTINS
Erasmus+ Coordinator, European Programs Coordinator Vira WANNEPAIN
International Cooperation Specialist, Zone Asia and America Thanh Ly LE MINH
International Cooperation Specialist Zone Africa, Middle East and China Brandon DECRAENE
Director of International Relations Florence MALAISE
Pre-departure formalities


Non-European students are required to have a student visa. Once admitted, JUNIA will assist you as much as possible in obtaining your student visa, however we have no control over the visa application process. This process will be managed by the French diplomatic office nearest you and varies for each country. Find and contact your Campus France office to learn more about the process.

Once you have arrived in France, there are administrative procedures for validating your visa, allowing you to stay in France and travel in the Schengen Area. We provide assistance for these procedures, which are done with the regional administrative office, the Prefecture. Learn more about this process on the Prefecture website.

Housing options

As soon as you have been admitted, it is important to start your housing reasearch. Arriving without any housing reservation could be challenging and expensive. Thus, we strongly advise you to book an accomodation before arriving. We are here to help you during this process.

Find out some documents that will help you find an option below.

ALL Student Residences

We recommend that students book a room in a Lille Catholic University Residence Hall. These residences are managed by an organisation named ALL and are the most convenient way for our students to find housing in Lille.

ALL will require a garantor. You can use the free rental garantee VISALE if you are eligible or Garantme (paying service).

Students are responsible for reserving a room, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.



Studapart is an all-inclusive online housing platform. Access hundreds of exclusive offers near campus but also throughout France during your search for internship: studios, flatshares, rooms in private homes. Studapart offers personalised support throughout your rental and exclusive offers for JUNIA students: verified ads and secure payment, simplified rental file & 100% online procedures.

Studapart can also serve as your guarantor for the whole duration of your rental.

Health care


The University Multipurpose Health Center (CPSU in French) is the place where you will find different medical services and it is located a few steps away form the JUNIA schools.
Location: 47 rue du Port, 59000 Lille
Opening hours: From September to June
Monday to Thursday: 8H – 19H
Friday: 9H-18H
Find a specialist in Lille
If you need to find a specialist for a particular situation, you can also:
  • Go to the Planning Familial, an organization for any kind of health issue
  • Find an appointment with a specialist thanks to Doctolib
  • Call a doctor on duty if you have an emergency after working hours or during the weekend : Maison médicale de garde Lille Métropole – Rue Desaix Entrée par les urgences de l’hôpital St Vincent de Paul, Bd de Belfort, 59000 Lille
Self-caring A gym at your disposal
Close to our buildings, a gym offering cardio equipment, weight training and also group classes is open to all students of the Catholic University of Lille, including JUNIA. You will find the gym at 125 rue Meurein, next to the university restaurants.
Dining options

Students may use the student lounge, equipped with microwaves, as a dining area during their lunch breaks. Most of the All residences have a shared kitchen, so you are free to prepare your own meals.

In addition, the Lille Catholic University cafeteria is located at the heart of JUNIA’s main campus and is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays. Other smaller dining services are available for lunch. You can eat at the university dining halls using your ALL student services card, Crous tickets, or cash. €3.30/meal

There are also many sandwich shops and restaurants in the neighbourhood accommodating diverse tastes and dietary restrictions.

Health insurance

It is optional but recommended to get a complementary insurance to obtain better reimbursements. This insurance is called a mutuelle and is different from the affiliation to the Sécurité Sociale. Most students from Lille Catholic University get this coverage with SMENO, the regional student health insurance provider. The costs vary depending on the insurance option chosen (from 12 € /month).

If you are over 28 years old: You will have to follow a different procedure, which we will help you complete upon your arrival. In the meantime, we suggest you buy private health insurance to cover potential medical expenses during the first few months of your arrival.

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Personal Liability Insurance

According to French law, students will be required to purchase personal liability insurance, usually included in the also mandatory housing insurance. JUNIA also highly encourages our students to purchase additional comprehensive insurance covering loss of personal documents and repatriation. Such an insurance policy can be purchased in your home country or once you arrive in France.

Workplace and School Insurance

Students are automatically enrolled in insurance covering them during all activities in the framework of their studies at JUNIA: classes, labwork, field trips, study tours, internships, etc. Students do not have to pay for this insurance, but must provide a copy of their birth certificate to be enrolled. You will receive more information upon arrival in Lille.

Career Center

An impressive 95% of JUNIA alumni find a job within 6 months of graduation, and many before they even finish their studies. Junia’s updated career center empowers all our students to take charge of their career goals by helping them develop a professional project, connecting them with industry leaders, and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to be competitive in the global workforce.

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Useful resources
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