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Our service offer

Espace Ulys is the welcome center for international PhD students and researchers studying or conducting research in Lyon or Saint-Etienne.

You are an international PhD student or researcher?

Espace Ulys assists you in preparing your research stay from the very beginning. We give you useful advice and information on important aspects of your stay in France: residence permit, health insurance, accommodation, integration.
In Lyon and Saint-Etienne, our team is available to help you prepare your arrival and settling-in in the best way.

Our service offer

  • Assistance in preparing your stay: information, downloadable checklists;
  • Assistance in looking for an accommodation for newly arrived scientists;
  • As part of the « Dispositif Talents » procedure in Lyon in regards to residence permits: a priviledged process at the Préfecture for « Passeport talent – chercheur », « Scientifique-chercheur » and their spouses’ residence permit application;
  • In Saint-Etienne: help in constituting and applying for a residence permit at the Loire préfecture;
  • Assistance in administrative formalities: health insurance, opening a bank account, …
  • Integration support : french classes, support for accompanying spouses,
  • Activities to discover the city: follow us on Facebook and check our agenda regularly.

How to benefit from our services

Benefitting from our services is easy:
  1. Register to the EURAXESS France database. Registering is free of charge and help us know better the conditions of your stay. It is necessary for us to give you the best help possible.
  2. Contact us to ask your question. We do our best to give you a personalized and fast answer according to your situation.
Register in Lyon   Register in Saint-Etienne

You are moving to France with your spouse/partner? He/She can benefit from our services by registering to the EURAXESS database through the form dedicated to spouses and partners of international scientists.

Don’t wait until the last minute to contact us! Anticipation is a key to allow us giving you the best help.

You are hosting an international scientist?

Espace Ulys also assists hosting institutions preparing the stay of their international guest researchers or PhD students.

We offer you:
  • An experienced staff used to specific procedures related to international scientists,
  • Institutional and regulation monitoring to inform you of legal novelty related to international nationals residence (residence permit, insurance, etc.),
  • Individual consultation,
  • Informative meetings in your institution dedicated to personnel welcoming researchers.
A page of our website is dedicated to host institutions. It gives you useful information about procedures related to international scientists. Our team remains at your disposal to help and answer all of your questions.