Mamaself students can find information regarding the administrative procedures and the Welcome informatins in the Mamaself Information guide:
Visa application for Non-EU students
All students living in a non-European country will have to apply for a visa. Please check with your nearest Campusfrance agency, French Embassy or Consulate.
The Mamaself consortium will assist students during the process of applying for a visa.
To enter or transit through the Shengen area, to which the consortium countries France, Germany and Italy belong, third-countries citizens must be in possession of a valid passport.
To get the visa, it is necessary to prove to have sufficient financial resources available to guarantee maintenance throughout the planned visit : Mamaself student will show the Acceptance letter, which will mention the grant. The Acceptance letter will be sent after final acceptance by post and e-mail.
Authority to issue visas is vested in Ministries of Foreign Affairs and their network of consulates.
The long stay visa (one year student visa for France) gives access to the state that issues the visa and the possibility of transit through other Schengen countries. We advise all students to apply for a type D student visa.
French, German and Italian embassies and consulates in third countries will be contacted by our office in order to facilitate the procedure.
Students from China, Mongolia and Vietnam starting at a German university
must have an APS certificate. Find more information here: www.aps.org.cn.
The documents required for visa application are :
-proof of financial ressources
-proof of acceptation in University programme
-proof of accommodation
-filled application form
After arrival in the country (France, Germany, Italy), the student has to start the procedure for RESIDENCY PERMIT as soon as possible. The Ofii form replaces the residence permit for your first year in France. It will enable you to travel in the Schengen-member countries and will entitle you to the housing allowance (once you have had the medical visit in Rennes after arrival). If you do not go through this formality, you may not be able to re-enter France in the future.
Students have to bring the following documents for all administartive formalities :
- Passport with visa
- Certificate of birth, translated into english
- Last diploma (original)
- Last diploma translated into english.
Detailed description of the scheme is available at the following website address:
Accommodation during Summerschool/ Integration week
The accommodation during the summerschool/ integration week in Rennes will be proposed in April/ Mai. Students staying in Rennes for the year will get directly their definitive room. Students going to München or Torino will get a room proposition for the time of their stay in Rennes.
Accommodation in Rennes, München, Torino
Depending on the first year University, you will choose an accommodation in Rennes, Munich or Torino. In order to prepare your arrival you will be in contact with the local office of each University.
For your accommodation in Rennes, as well as for many other practical questions, you will find information in the Mamaself Information Guide.
The housing allowance (ALS) is a sum of money reimbursed to students to help pay for their rent. It is run by the government agency called the CAF (Caisse des Allocations Familiales).The majority of international students are entitled to benefit from the housing allowance (ALS) regardless of their nationality.
We advise the students to arrive some days before the beginning of the summer school. The first days of the integration days will be dedicated to bureaucratic matters.
During the first days at the entrance country, the student will have to :
- get enrolled at University
- request a residency permit
- open a Bank account
Students will be assisted by the Mamaself office for all these procedures. For more information, download the Mamaself Information Guide.
Academic calendar/ lecture periods
UNIVERSITY RENNES 1
The programme will start in Rennes for all students with te summerschool or the Integration days.
The lectures will start in Rennes on September 26th.
The second semester will end on July 22th 2012.
LMU / TUM
-The winter semester (WS):1.10.2011-31.3.2012
-The Summer semester (SS): 1.4.2012-30.9.2012
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
First Semester : 03/10/11- 20/01/12
Second Semester: 05/03/12 - 15/06/12