Prepare your stay - ICN Business School

Prepare your stay

To prepare your stay at ICN Business School, you have to register online for the 2019-2020 academic year. In this space you will find all the useful pieces of advice and information to make your registration as easy as possible.

To discover the School and leisure you can have in Nancy, you can download the Arrival Guide for International Students.

Visa process and residence permit


  • If you are a citizen of a non-European Community country (even if you presently reside in a European Community country) you will need to obtain a long-term student visa before coming to France. A request is to be made at the Consulate in your country of origin for a “Visa de Long Séjour – Demande d’attestation OFII”. The Consulate will stamp this official document (upon arrival in France please bring this document to the International Relations Office).
  • Documents that will need to be handed into the international relations office upon arrival:
    – Photocopy of your passport (pages with photo, personal information, visa and stamp showing date of entry into France).
    – Form given to you by the Consulate or Embassy “Demande d’attestation OFII”. The International Relations Office will send your completed file to the OFII in Metz. You will then receive a convocation letter to a medical visit*.
  • Make sure you bring the document “Visa Long Séjour Demande d’attestation OFII” to France and to the International Relations Office upon your arrival.

Campus France:

  • ICN Business School adheres to the CEF (Centre pour les Etudes en France) convention. Students coming from Algeria – Argentina – Benin – Brazil – Cameroon – Canada – Chile – China – Colombia – Congo Brazzaville – South Korea – Cote d ‘ivoire – United States – Gabon – Guinea – India – Japan – Lebanon – Madagascar – Mali – Morocco – Mauritius – Mexico – Russia – Senegal – Syria – Taiwan – Tunisia – Turkey – Vietnam must follow the CEF process in order to obtain their visa. To do so, please visit their website.
  • Students who do not respect the CEF registration via CAMPUS FRANCE process will not receive a visa from the Consulate.

Medical Visit:

  • Along with the letter informing you of your medical appointment, you will receive another document for which you will have to purchase a “timbre fiscal OMI” (coupon) at a tobacco store for €55. You will need this once you are notified resident card is ready to be picked up.

Accomodation & arrival

Searching for accommodation?

Use our dedicated housing platform. With our partner Studapart, access hundreds of exclusive offers: studios, flatshares, homestays… and benefit from personalized support throughout your rent!

From applying to booking, take all your steps online on the platform. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials or your personal email address.

Book accommodation online to benefit from the Studapart Guarantee and support from a team of multilingual experts available 6/7d.

You don’t have a guarantor living in France? Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay.

A guarantor is a person bringing financial security and attesting you are creditworthy. It’s difficult to rent a place in France without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor earns income in France.

You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find accommodation on the Studapart platform or anywhere else!

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  • As soon as you arrive, we will be there to answer all of your questions. Whether they are about practical life, administration or school life… We are always available. If you have any problems, please contact us!!!
    You also can download the Useful Information Guide to discover the School.


  • Attending a foreign university means meeting a lot of new people. In order to make your stay in France a rewarding one, we propose mentoring, a welcoming drink, parties, and visits to interesting places. Your suggestions are always appreciated.


  • Of course we know that being away from home is sometimes hard and that is why we want to make you feel at home. If you ever feel homesick or need anything, you can come and talk to us. We are available 24 hours a day!

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Mise à jour le 09/06/2020