In order to partially benefit from the reimbursement of your health care costs during your studies in France, you must in some cases register with the French health insurance scheme (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie - CPAM). This is a compulsory and entirely free procedure.
British students: Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC or provisional replacement certificate) entitles you to the reimbursement of your health care expenses in France under the same conditions as if you were in your home country. It must be valid at least up to the end of the current academic year. This card means that there is no need for you to register for the French health coverage.