Support and accommodation

Student life

Home sweet home

Whether you are a French or an international student, our International Student Affairs team (ISA) is available to help you with administrative formalities upon your arrival. Our objective is to help you settle into your new environment as quickly as possible so that you can make the most of your experience at Institut Paul Bocuse.


Administrative procedures

  • Help with obtaining your visa or residency permit

    International students are required to obtain a residency permit to be able to study abroad.  As soon as your place has been confirmed at Institut Paul Bocuse, we offer you a personalized service to organise your arrival in Lyon. We’ll help you with formalities at the French Immigration Office (OFII) and the Rhône region prefecture.

  • French Social Security Office formalities
    Our campus team will help you obtain appropriate health cover as soon as you arrive.  If you also require complementary student health insurance cover, we can advise you on the best contract to take out.

  • Setting up a bank account
    If necessary, our partner bank will be happy to advise you on opening a bank account in France.
    And since we strongly believe that your project should not be held back for financial reasons, we have an agreement with our partner bank to fund your studies at preferential rates. Under certain conditions you may also be eligible for a bursary or scholarship from the G&G Pélisson Foundation for Institut Paul Bocuse.

  • Access to our housing service
    You’ll find hundreds of exclusive rentals, in addition to the rooms available in our student halls of residence.
  • French Courses
    Alliance Française LyonIf you feel you need to improve your French level, you can join one of the numerous General French Course offered by our partner The Alliance Française de Lyon.
    As a student of Institut Paul Bocuse, you will benefit from a discount. AFLyon teaching method relies on new methodological innovations and fits in with a communicational and dynamical approach.

We guide you through your new life

  • Social integration 
    Our purpose is to help you meet other international students but also meet with French students. To get a better integration, we offer different activities such as intercultural workshops, conferences on the management of diversity, classes with a psychologist to learn more about the integration process. 

  • Discovery of French heritage
    Students are offered opportunities to discover our heritage through visits, invitations to meet food and wine producers and evening tasting events where they can discover the delights of our regional produce!

Myriam Marescot – International Student Affairs Manager
+33 (0)4 26 20 71 71
Domitille Mayet – Campus Assistant
+33 (0)4 26 20 97 66


Student halls of residence

Located just 5 minutes on foot from the school, our halls offer 114  bedrooms equipped with a private bathroom. 
1st year international students are given priority for campus accommodation, subject to availability.

Shared facilities:

  • Laundry facilities 
  • TV and lounge room
  • Sports facilities
  • High-speed internet
  • Free outdoor car park 

Costs (breakfast included):

  • Single bedrooms: from 535€/month
  • Twin bedroom (shared accommodation): from 465€/person/month