Coming to Lyon & Saint-Etienne - Banking Service

Open a French bank account

Non-European students need a French bank account during the period of the study. Non-European students (and European students if they wish to) may ask University Claude Bernard to support them in this process. 

This account is needed for us to disburse the scholarship you’ve been awarded when applicable, and in any case to allow you to have means of payments during the all period of the study (the visa card can be used in all hosting countries of the Programme). Upon your formal agreement, we request a early (before your arrival in France) opening of the account that allow us to disburse the first installment of your scholarship as soon as possible. Formal contract is then made upon arrival during the inception week