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FAQ COVID-19 Incoming students

FAQ COVID-19 Incoming students already at UVSQ (exchange students)

on the March 20, 2020

1. What should I do if I have symptoms of coronavirus (fever, cough, breathing problems) or if I feel psychologically fragile or stressed?
2. Should I stay in France or Should I return to my country?
3. What should I do if I decide to remain in France?
4. Can I go to the university restaurant?
5. What should I do if I wish to go back home?
6. If I go back home, what will happen with my study programme, what about the exams?
7. Who should I contact if I have further questions?
8. How to keep informed of the situation?

  


1. What should I do if I have symptoms of coronavirus (fever, cough, breathing problems) or if I feel psychologically fragile or stressed?

In case of a non-urgent medical problem, or a question relating to your health, you can call 06 66 50 00 58 and leave a message, specifying your name, incoming student status, and telephone number. You will be called by the health care/medical centre of the university as soon as possible.

If you have a medical emergency or breathing difficulties, call immediately the emergency service/SAMU : dial 15.

2. Should I stay in France or Should I return to my country?

You are first of all advised to browse your embassy website or to get in contact with your embassy in order to know which instructions are given by your government as well as to contact your home institution.

If you wish to go back home, you must quickly make up your minds and have a look at the feasibility of your project (eg : is travelling by plane or train still possible?)

3. What should I do if I decide to remain in France?

Please let us know as soon as possible by writing an e-mail to etudiantetranger@uvsq.fr stating:

a/ where you are at the moment (which student hall, flat-sharing accommodation, at a friends’, etc. and do not forget to give us your address),

b/ give us your mobile telephone number so that we may quickly contact you if necessary.

If your residence permit is about to expire, please note that the period of validity of the residence permits currently in circulation (including VLS, certificates of asylum application and receipts) is extended by 3 months from Monday March 16 . You will therefore have no problem staying in France longer than initially planned.

4. Can I go to the university restaurant?

All university restaurants, canteens and cafeterias run by CROUS are closed as of today. You are kindly advised to shop for food at the local and closest convenience stores.

5. What should I do if I wish to go back home?

You must keep us informed by writing an e-mail to etudiantetranger@uvsq.fr, stating if you are going back by plane or train, when and at what time. Then, you must let us know once you arrived home.

Make sure to keep any tickets as your home university might implement financial support, or your travel insurance may cover some of the costs for early return.

If you live in a university accommodation (CROUS), you must notify the staff of your university residence of your departure, as an exit inventory must be carried out.

Please note that, from the 1st of April, all students who have left their room will no longer be asked to pay their rent. The CROUS services must be informed promptly of this departure.

6. If I go back home, what will happen with my study programme, what about the exams?

The UVSQ will do what is necessary so that you are not penalized by this very special situation. Depending on the case, and in agreement with your home university, you have the choice between two options:

  • Continue to follow your training programme at UVSQ, through an online platform, until the university reopens: your teachers are currently setting up online courses to ensure the continuity of your training program. You will therefore be able to continue your studies at UVSQ (online, from your country of origin), with the approval of your training program coordinator, and under the evaluation terms he will have specified to you.
  • Reintegrate your training programme within your home university, with an educational arrangement, if it is open or has set up online courses. In this case you will take the exams from your home university. The grades you have already obtained at UVSQ may be communicated to your home university to be taken into account.

7. Who should I contact if I have further questions?

You must send an e-mail to the incoming students office: etudiantetranger@uvsq.fr

8.  How to keep informed of the situation?