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Bienvenue en France

Studying at a university with the "Welcome to France" label means that you will be welcomed in the best possible conditions and supported throughout your stay to ensure your mobility is a success !

What is the "Bienvenue en France" label ?

The "Welcome to France" label was created to allow French higher education institutions to highlight their ability to welcome new international students. It is awarded by Campus France for a period of 4 years and validated by an independent commission.

For institutions, the "Bienvenue en France" label is a fundamental part of their quality approach. It enables them to measure, describe and promote the facilities and initiatives that welcome and benefit international students.

Download: Bienvenue en France flyer (in french)

The UPJV's "Welcome to France" reception and support systems

For several years, the UPJV has been developing a culture of welcoming and supporting international students. This quality approach has enabled the UPJV to obtain the "Welcome to France" label in 2020, 2 stars level (out of 3), for a period of 4 years.

This label rewards the implementation of several reception and support measures to facilitate the arrival, settlement and integration of international newcomers :

  • The creation of a "Welcome to France Reception Desk" to facilitate the administrative procedures to be carried out on arrival (visa validation, social security registration, housing assistance application, opening a bank account, etc.)
  • The development of a mentoring programme by a French student, called the Buddy System
  • The implementation of personalised support to facilitate the integration of international students
  • Assistance with orientation and finding accommodation through our partnership with CROUS Amiens-Picardie
  • Facilitation of meetings and exchanges between international students on individual mobility and UPJV students
  • The offer of a free of charge course in French as a Foreign Language (FLE)

Welcome to France Reception Desk 
UPJV International Relations Department
11 rue des Francs Mûriers
80000 AMIENS


You are a doctoral student, post-doctoral student, researcher or international teacher-researcher, and you are preparing a scientific mission or you have been recruited in one of the research laboratories at the UPJV? The UPJV's Euraxess centre

The European Euraxess network is an initiative of the European Commission. It brings together more than 600 service centres in 42 countries with a common objective: to help international researchers with all their procedures and tasks.

As a member of the network, the UPJV’s Euraxess Centre provides you with a quality welcome and personalised assistance in your entry and residence procedures in France.

Our service order

In order to benefit from the services of the UPJV’s Euraxess centre, you need to register on the EURAXESS France database, reserved for international scientists:
Registration in French

Registration in English

Thanks to its skills and its network of partners, the UPJV’s Euraxess  Service Centre offers you the following services

Preparing your stay
  • Reception conditions
  • Visas
  • Work permits
  • Residence permits
  • Formalities and departure conditions
  • Visas - Residence permits
Facilitating your installation
  • Privileged welcome
  • Housing search
  • Housing insurance
  • Health coverage
  • Opening a bank account...
Supporting your daily life
  • Social security
  • Family issues (insurance, school) ...
Helping you settle in
  • French as a foreign language courses at different levels
  • Conversation workshops
  • Organisation of cultural outings
  • Leisure activities...

Label FLE

Our French as a Foreign Language Centre has obtained the "Qualité FLE" (“FFL QUALITY”) label. A guarantee of quality for learning French!

The UPJV's FFL quality label

The "Qualité Français Langue Étrangère" label was created in France in 2007. It identifies, recognises and promotes French as a foreign language centres whose linguistic programmes and services are of guaranteed quality.

The scope of the label covers French language training, but does not include teacher and trainer training.
The UPJV's FFL Centre awarded the "FFL Quality" label
Created 20 years ago, the UPJV's FFL Centre was awarded the "Qualité Français Langue Étrangère" label in 2019 by an inter-ministerial labelling commission.

Offering its services and activities to all non-French speaking students and staff, the UPJV’s FFL Centre proposes :
  • various courses in French as a foreign language, free or paying, with or without a diploma, short or long term
  • tutoring assignments
  • preparation for the TCF certification
  • cultural, sporting and event activities

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