Make your student life easier
Make your student life easier
Make your student life easier

The Accueil - Welcome Desk partners

The Accueil - Welcome Desk works with a network of partners to help you carry out your formalities and settle into academic life within the Toulouse education authority.


The Occitanie regional council is committed to promoting economic, tourist and regional development. It offers a range of schemes and support for students in terms of transport, teaching, mobility, cultural and sporting activities, healthcare and housing.
More information: Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée Regional Council



Foreign students: are you interested in studying for a higher education degree, carrying out an internship or applying for a language trip in France? Campus France helps you carry out the formalities involved, and explains the process for applying to study in France. More information: Campus France



The DIRECCTE (Regional agency for businesses, competition, consumption, work and employment) works to promote the economic development of businesses and employment and improve quality of life at work and labour relations. Students wishing to change their legal situation to that of “employee” need to obtain approval from the DIRECCTE.

More information on: Occitanie Direccte



The CPAM is an organisation in charge of providing universal health insurance, both in the workplace and for personal health matters. French and international students need to register with the CPAM to make sure they are covered. More information about registering with the CPAM if you are an international student.
Visit the CPAM website for foreign students .



Tisséo is the public transport network in Toulouse and the surrounding area. It serves 115 towns and villages and offers very advantageous rates for young people and students.

Find out more about the services offered by Tisséo on the website specially geared to students.


SNCF rail service

The SNCF (national rail service) offers a comprehensive range of travel options. It has great rates for young people and students.
More information about the SNCF



The Regional youth information centre (CRIJ) is a space providing resources to support and advise young people in terms of career guidance and training, job seeking, housing and moving abroad. It posts job and internship offers, plus housing ads. More information about the CRIJ.


ACTION LOGEMENT housing association

Action Logement is an organisation that aims to help people find accommodation in order to increase their chances of finding employment. Among other schemes, it offers VISALE, a rent guarantor service for tenants. As a student, you are eligible for the VISALE guarantee.
More information about Action Logement