PSL Welcome Desk
You are an international student and you have questions about life in Paris, how PSL University works and how to deal with the paperwork? The PSL Welcome Desk team is here to direct you and give you advice to ensure a quick and peaceful setup in Paris.
Before your arrival, the PSL Welcome Desk can help you complete the main paperwork (visa, CVEC, transportation etc.) and support you in your search for accommodation. Through the Buddy Program Partner@PSL, the PSL Welcome Desk team can connect you with other PSL students.
After your arrival, you may come and see the PSL Welcome Desk team during their office hours to check on the next steps to go through: validate your visa on the OFII platform, register to the French Social Security, request financial aid for your accommodation at the CAF, sign up for housing insurance. etc.
During the academic year, do not hesitate to ask the PSL Welcome Desk for help to find a bilingual doctor or to understand the process to be refunded for medical expenses. The team can also give you a helping hand in finding a student job or checking on the process of having your residence permit renewed by the préfecture.
Moreover, besides providing you with personal help, the PSL Welcome Desk organizes several events throughout the academic year:
Get to know other PSL students thanks to many international parties (bowling, karaoke, “Games and pizza night” etc.) offered to you.
Cultural discoveries and original tours of Paris
The panoramic view of Paris from the Tour Montparnasse, a street-art tour in the South of Paris, the European Museum Night, or an afternoon at the Château de Fontainebleau! Don't hesitate to share ideas for new events with us.
PSL French Afternoon
The Welcome Desk organizes a session dedicated to the French language every Tuesday afternoon. The perfect opportunity to speak French over a cup of coffee or have a written text proof-read by one of our French-speaking tutors.
Language Exchange Program
The best way to improve your language skills is to practice with native speakers! To help you master the “langue de Molière” (or the Queen’s English!) an international student meeting with snacks is organized every month.
Our office hours :
Due to the lockdown, the PSL Welcome Desk is currently closed to the public but we continue to answer by email and phone. Don't hesitate to book an online meeting with us via our dedicated portal.
- From September to November: Monday (9am - 2pm), Tuesday (12pm - 6pm), Wednesday (9am - 2pm), Thursday (12pm - 6pm) and Friday (9am - 2pm)
- From December to July: Tuesday (12pm - 6pm), Thursday (12pm - 6pm) and Friday (9am - 2pm)
60, rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris (in the interior yard, to the right)
Metro Odéon (lines 4 and 10)
Contact us :
- By email : email@example.com
- By phone : +33 1 75 00 02 91 or +33 7 50 15 92 93 (WhatsApp)