The UPHF EURAXESS Centre can help you with your international mobility plans to our university

Are you a doctoral student, researcher, teacher, research engineer, reader or trainee in research, teaching or administration with an international mobility project for the UPHF? If so, you have access to a range of free support services, the EURAXESS services.


EURAXESS is the name of the mission to facilitate the settlement of internationally mobile students in higher education and research establishments, in order to carry out research and/or teaching activities.

How did you come to the UPHF?

The UPHF EURAXESS centre provides you and your family with information and assistance on many aspects of your mobility and stay.

Before your arrival 

Once your host institution has confirmed your mobility project:

  • Register on the French database of international researchers. Registration is free and secure, and can be done in English or French. Make sure you enter "59300" as the postcode.
  • The UPHF's EURAXESS centre will contact you via the e-mail address @email to arrange all the essential aspects of your stay, such as visa/residence permit, health insurance, bank account and accommodation.
  • As soon as you know your arrival date, send the information to the UPHF EURAXESS centre.

On arrival and during your stay

The UPHF EURAXESS centre will:

  • Help you open a bank account and finalise procedures relating to accommodation, residence permits and health.
  • Remain at your disposal for any other questions relating to your stay.
  • Email you information about the services on offer and events organised by the centre.

Before you leave

The UPHF EURAXESS centre will help you with the closing formalities (rental agreement, insurance policies, etc.). and will redirect you to the next EURAXESS centre if you wish to continue your scientific mobility to another institution with a centre.

Fun times throughout the year

The UPHF EURAXESS Centre also organises events for all its international guests, to help them socialise outside the laboratory and discover their new cultural environment.

Museums and other places of cultural interest in the Hainaut and Hauts-de-France regions, convivial aperitifs and other events await you and your family.

Don't hesitate to contact us at @email for more information.