The Arrival Process at Clermont

Before your arrival:

After completing the application procedures, the International Office will send you an acceptance letter and a residence certificate (if required). You will receive other important documents via email from the International Office. Please check your ESC student mail box regularly and respect any given deadlines.

International exchange program students will be required to complete and return a learning agreement (list of chosen courses) to the International Office before their arrival.

Once again, you will also have to take the OFII certificate to the international office ( non-European Union students only) upon arrival in France.


After your arrival – you will receive the following documents:

  • Student card + certificate (proof that you are registered as a full-time student at the ESC)

After the compulsory photo session (during orientation week) and once your file is complete, the International Office will issue your student card as well as 4 certificates proving that you are enrolled at the ESC. You may be required to provide these certificates for administrative formalities such as opening a bank account or applying for the residency card. The student card is also useful to obtain discounts (buses, cinemas, theatres …).

Outside normal opening hours, the school premises are accessible with the student card.

  • ESC e-mail address

An ESC e-mail address will be created for you. It will allow you keep up to date on school activities, meetings etc. The International Office and the academic assistants will send you important information to this e-mail address.

WARNING! It is important that you check your ESC e-mail account daily.


Before going home:

  • You must return all books you have borrowed from the Infolab (library).

European students normally require a certificate of attendance to be signed by the host institution before their departure to get their Erasmus Scholarship. The International Office can sign these documents.