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FAQs: International mobility 2021–2022

These FAQs on international mobility may be amended subject to governmental directives, so please consult them regularly!

NB: Please check the conditions of entry to France depending on your country of origin. All the information you need can be found here: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Outgoing mobility students should also check the following page to see if their destination is subject to restrictions: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Information on Covid-19 in France: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19

International students hosted at the University of Lille

In order to properly prepare for your arrival in or return to Lille, please check the information on the conditions of entry, residency and travel within France:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/informations-pratiques/article/coronavirus-covid-19

Flyer international students Campus France EN.pdf

NB: a classification of countries has been defined based on health indicators, so please check the tab that contains your country of origin: 

-          TRAVELERS COMING FROM A COUNTRY APPEARING IN THE ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IDENTIFYING THE ZONES OF RESTRICTIVE CIRCULATION OF THE EPIDEMIC ("GREEN" COUNTRIES)

-          TRAVELERS COMING FROM A COUNTRY APPEARING IN THE ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IDENTIFYING THE ZONES OF ACTIVE CIRCULATION OF THE EPIDEMIC OR THE SPREAD OF VARIANTS ("RED" COUNTRIES)

-          TRAVELERS FROM ALL COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THOSE MENTIONED IN PARAGRAPH 1 OR 2 ("ORANGE" COUNTRIES)

Travel to France - Campus France: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/travel-to-france-information-for-international-students-and-researchers

Covid-19 epidemic, what to know: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A13995?lang=en

Curfew and lockdown, what are the rules? : https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A14593?lang=en

Furthermore, we strongly recommend doing a PCR test before you leave and checking whether you are required to go into quarantine upon arrival so you can organise your arrival in France. This information can also be found here:
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

By respecting certain conditions, it is possible to convert a foreign vaccination certificate into a certificate valid in Francewww.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etudiants

International mobility students from the University of Lille

All travel from France to another country is strictly discouraged for the time being.

There are currently no restrictions on travel from metropolitan France to "green" countries.

In line with the directives issued by the French government (08/06/2021), all travel to a country classified as "red" for health reasons is strongly discouraged. For all other countries, especially those classified "orange" for health reasons, it is advisable to consult the travel advice for the country of destination, in order to ensure the conditions of entry and stay in that country.

Study trips are nonetheless possible and considered an essential reason for travel. Students will be required to complete the declaration for leaving the national territory, available here: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

You must tick the box next to "Motifs impérieux d’ordre personnel ou familial" and specify "Participation à un programme d’échange universitaire", and will be required to provide proof in the form of a certificate of studies for 2021–22 and a copy of the acceptance letter from the partner university.
Proof of mobility can also be provided by the relevant department on request.

In order to properly prepare for your trip abroad, we encourage you to read the following information about the conditions of leaving the national territory:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/

Finally, before leaving on your mobility trip, we remind you that it is important to check the conditions of entry and residency in your country of destination. As well as the usual recommendations, the current public health crisis has led many countries to require foreign nationals to be vaccinated before entering their national territory and/or to have completed a PCR test. We therefore recommend you check the entry requirements in your country of destination so you don’t get caught out and find yourself unable to enter the country.

You can find this information on the website of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/

You can also check the website of the French embassy in your country of destination.

It is also up to you to check the rules in force at your host university, where specific measures may have been put in place.

The International Mobility and International Relations offices within your academic department are on hand to offer you any assistance you might need.

If you have any questions about international traineeships, please consult the information provided by the occupational integration office (BAIP): www.univ-lille.fr/etudes/preparer-son-insertion-professionnelle/stages-et-emplois/ and/or the FAQs on traineeships which you will find here: https://intranet.univ-lille.fr/stages-emplois/tout-savoir-sur-les-stages/

Academic continuity and campus life

The current public health crisis has required us to make changes to life on campus.

As things stand, it is impossible to provide a definitive response to this question. Everything will depend on how the public health crisis develops.

Nonetheless, we are planning for classes to be held 100% in person beginning in September 2021 based on a strict reinforced protocol that will be announced before the start of the academic year.

Exams and continuous assessments are expected to be maintained in person, with a reinforced protocol.

For more information, we invite you to contact your department when the time comes.

The campuses, university libraries and computer rooms should be accessible to students either under normal conditions or on an appointment basis, provided social distancing is applied and masks are worn. 

As for the university restaurants, we are waiting for the directives to be issued by the CROUS. Whatever happens, they will at least be selling takeaway meals.

The details on campus life will be made available on the dedicated page of the student intranet

Mobility in Europe

“Europe” refers to the 27 member States of the EU and those of the Schengen area who are not EU members (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein). The student’s nationality is not a criterion, which means for example that a non-European student registered at the University of Lille can take part in a mobility trip as part of the Erasmus programme.

The University of Lille allows outgoing study mobility trips in Europe lasting more than two months (strongly discouraged for a duration of less than two months) if they are approved by the partner university/organization, either in person or remotely.

NB: don’t forget to register on Ariane to facilitate communication with the French embassy in your country of destination.

The University allows outgoing mobility trips in Europe lasting more than two months (strongly discouraged for a duration of less than two months) for doctoral students if they are approved by the host institute, either in person or remotely.

The University of Lille will be hosting students/doctoral researchers on incoming mobility programmes from other countries in Europe, according to government guidelines.

For mobility programmes in healthcare, the decision to host the student/doctoral researcher is subject to the approval of the relevant faculty where hospital training is involved, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille. The decision to host trainees in a healthcare laboratory or hospital department is subject to the approval of the relevant faculty, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille.

Mobility outside Europe

The United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. Regarding all public health directives, the UK is now considered as a country outside the European Union.

The University of Lille allows study mobility trips outside Europe lasting more than two months during the first semester of 2021–22, provided the applicable public health rules are respected and subject to approval by the partner university/host institute, either in person or remotely. Study mobility trips outside Europe lasting less than two months are not allowed.

You can find all Brexit-related information here, updated in real time.

The University allows doctoral students to take part in mobility trips lasting more than two months subject to approval by the host university/institute, either in person or remotely, and provided the applicable public health rules are respected. Outgoing mobility trips lasting less than two months are not allowed outside Europe.

You can find all Brexit-related information here, updated in real time.

Where possible, the University of Lille will host incoming mobility students from countries outside Europe, according to government guidelines.

For mobility programmes in healthcare, the decision to host the student/doctoral researcher is subject to the approval of the relevant faculty/laboratory where hospital training or a hospital traineeship is involved, in cooperation with the CHU de Lille.

Additional costs incurred as part of the mobility trip (test, mandatory quarantine, etc.) are not covered by the University of Lille.

Additional mobility costs

Will the University of Lille cover costs incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

In the event that the country of destination has put in place or is subsequently required to put in place measures that incur additional costs for those entering the national territory (as a result of Covid tests, mandatory quarantine, etc.), these costs shall be borne by the student, who is also required to obtain up-to-date information about the procedure in place and the steps that must be taken.

In the event that a mobility trip is cancelled or brought to an end early as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the costs linked to repatriation and/or the end of the mobility trip as well as any medical costs shall be borne by the student.

Additional costs incurred as part of the mobility trip (test, mandatory quarantine, etc.) are not covered by the University of Lille.

Recommendations for preparing your mobility trip

  • Take out adequate health insurance to cover your medical costs abroad
  • Purchase plane tickets that can be exchanged or reimbursed
  • Stay informed and respect the entry and residency rules in your country of destination (tests, mandatory quarantine, etc.)
  • You must register on ARIANE


Health measures and vaccination

Flyer international student Campus France EN.pdf

Isolation and quarantine measures may still be required for students arriving in France, as well as for French students on outgoing mobility, depending on the rules applicable in the destination countries.

Thus, a 7-day self-isolation must be implemented by students coming from countries on the orange list who are not validly vaccinated. The vaccines recognized by France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which are, to date

-          Comirnaty (Pfizer) - COVID-19 Vaccine

-          Moderna - COVID-19 Vaccine

-          Janssen -Vaxzevria (Astrazenecca)

Proof of vaccination is only valid if it can attest to the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, i.e.:

-          2 weeks after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) ;

-          4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);

-          2 weeks after injection for vaccines in individuals with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

Students coming from countries on the red list are authorized to come to France but have to undergo 10 days of mandatory controlled quarantine if they are not vaccinated.

These directives may change between now and the start of the next academic year, and if so these FAQs will be updated accordingly.