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Studying at ICT

Are you an international student wishing to study in France? Institut Catholique de Toulouse welcomes you! Experience French university in the heart of Toulouse in a human-size campus.

Why choosing France?

Thanks to its lifestyle, its gastronomy, its historical heritage and its contrasted landscapes, France is the place where it feels good to live. In Toulouse, the 4th largest city of the country, you can enjoy a warm and friendly environment in a city which is popular with students.You will find all the information you need to study in France on Campus France.

Why choosing Toulouse?

Why choosing ICT?

At ICT, we offer a personalised welcome and an individual monitoring. In our human-size campus, you will be able to build strong relationships with our teachers and your French fellow students. We will be here to support you throughout your study period with us. You will also be able to engage with a dynamic student life, thanks to the various events organised by our faculties and our student associations.

ICT is ideally located in the heart of Toulouse, close to the Carmes district, one of the most charming districts of the city! ICT welcomes you!

Prepare your arrival

Are you going to study at Institut Catholique de Toulouse? Here are some tips to prepare your arrival and enjoy your stay in Toulouse.


If you are a non-European citizen, you need a visa to study in France. Citizens from one of the 42 countries subject to the “Études en France” procedure can apply for a long stay visa valid as a residence permit for students (VLS-TS “Étudiant”, Visa long séjour valant titre de séjour) or a student temporary long term visa (VLS-T). For information regarding visas in France, go to:


During your stay in France, you will need a health insurance. If you are a citizen from an E.U. country or from Iceland, Norway, Switzerland or Lichtenstein, you can request a European health insurance card in your country of origin.

Non-European citizens must register to the French general social security system after enrolling to ICT: (available in English, French and Spanish).

Wherever you come from, we strongly recommend that you subscribe to a complementary health insurance which includes a civil liability for both your private and student life.


The cost of living in Toulouse is relatively high, so prepare your budget accordingly. On average, people spend 300€/month for food. Accommodation costs range from 200€ to 500€, depending on the kind of housing. Opening a French bank account is recommended.


We recommend you start looking for an accommodation before your arrival. Different solutions are available to you. Our student residence may welcome you (contact: However be aware that our number of rooms is limited. You may also get a student room in one of the CROUS university residences (more information: – French only).
If you need help finding an accommodation, do feel free to contact our International Office.

Public transports

Once you are arrived in Toulouse, we recommend that you demand a Pastel card at Tisséo for your daily trips in the city. Tisséo is Toulouse public transport network. It includes 2 metro lines, 2 tram lines, 101 buses and 5 on-demand services. With a Pastel card, you can buy a monthly or annual subscription for unlimited trips on the whole network. If you are under 26, the monthly subscription costs 15,30€ and the annual subscription 153€. The Pastel card costs 8€. For information on how to get a Pastel card : (French only).

Free movers

You are an international student and you would like to study at Institut Catholique de Toulouse but your university does not have any agreement with us?

Before any application to join our university, you need to follow the enrolment procedure on Campus France. Once your application has been accepted by ICT, you will have to proceed with administrative formalities at the French Embassy. Please be aware that you will have to pay ICT tuition fees.

You will have to organise all your stay in France before, during and after your study period at ICT.

Please note that ICT gives priority to international students from partner universities, and encourages mobility in the context of exchange programme agreements.

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