Preparing for Your Arrival

Welcome to EM Strasbourg! In order to support you during your academic exchange, we have created the International Relations Office. Our team is at your disposal to help you prepare your stay. 

Preparing for Your Arrival - EM Strasbourg

Follow the Guide! Your Arrival at EM Strasbourg in Two Steps


Before You Leave: To Do List 

There are a certain number of things that should be dealt with prior to your departure.


  • If you have a passport from a country in the European Economic Area: You do not need a visa to enter and/or study in France.
  • If you are an international student from a country outside the European Economic Area: A visa is required to enter and/or study in France. Applications for French visas must be made via the Campus France website as soon as possible before your arrival in France.
    We will provide you with admission letters to support your visa application.

We encourage you to consult the French Embassy website for the latest information on the subject:



In order to plan a budget adapted to your needs, you should be aware of the cost of living in the country of destination. 
The general monthly cost of living in Strasbourg:

  • Housing: tarting at €500/month 
  • Food and daily expenses: between €300 and €500 
  • Transportation: €26 for a bus/tram pass

All students registered at EM Strasbourg benefit from the University of Strasbourg student card, which gives you access to university dining halls and discounted rates for movie theater tickets, concerts, exhibitions, and other cultural events.     



University Residences

A limited number of rooms in university residences are reserved for exchange students.
You can apply via EM Strasbourg’s online application process in June for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester.
The link to the application form and the deadline for applications will be e-mailed to all nominated students in due course.
Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Private Residences and Housing

The International Relations Office offers support to students who have not been able to obtain a room in a university residence, either by helping them find a room in a private student residence or by giving them advice on finding private housing.


When You Arrive 

Orientation Sessions

At the beginning of each semester, EM Strasbourg's International Relations Office organizes an orientation session for foreign students. This session aims to help students acclimatize to life in Strasbourg.
For students arriving in Strasbourg in September, the orientation session will take place at the end of August or beginning of September; for those arriving in January, the orientation session is organized for the first week of January.


Find all the information on our practical sheets:


A Team Dedicated to International Students

In order to support you with your university exchange plans, we have created the International Relations Office. Our team will advise you on the administrative and academic procedures you need to complete before, during, and after your stay in Strasbourg. We also help you find your place in your new academic, social, and cultural environment. 


Come and meet us:

Building B, office B109

  • Open every morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon by appointment only


Contact us: 



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