Reception of international students: Université PSL certified « Bienvenue en France »


Université PSL is awarded the « Bienvenue en France » certification, which recognizes the value of its high standards to welcome international students.

PSL welcome desk

"Bienvenue en France" (Welcome to France) is a certification created in 2018 with the coordination of Campus France. It is awarded for four years to higher education institutions that guarantee international students a high standard of reception and that are committed to a process of continuous improvement of their services. Thanks to the services of its component schools, complemented by the actions of the PSL Welcome Desk - the shared reception office for international students - Université PSL meets the certification's evaluation criteria based on 20 indicators grouped into 5 fields:

  • Quality and accessibility of information;
  • Quality and accessibility of reception facilities;
  • Quality and accessibility of the training offer and teaching support;
  • Housing and quality of life on campus;
  • Quality of post-graduate follow-up.

Committed to a improving its reception strategy, PSL aims to ensure that all international students have access to all the services necessary for a successful stay in France: help in finding accommodation, completing administrative procedures, finding a FLE course, a student job, etc., and the organization of cultural and festive events to facilitate integration into the PSL community. In coordination with the component schools, the PSL Welcome Desk has set up various shared reception schemes, such as the student mentoring program (Partner@PSL), the one-to-one welcome service at the airport (Meet & Greet) and integration days and practical workshops on life in France (Welcome Days) for newcomer students.

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With the "Bienvenue en France" certification, Université PSL streghtens its internationalization policy and its attractiveness in order to enroll more international students in the courses of study: the aim is to rise to 25% international students in 2025 (they are 20% in 2020).