In this students only package, you will find everything you need to make your arrival a success:
to provide :
Opening a bank account
You will need to open a bank account in order to carry out all other administrative formalities. The Toul'Box team helps you get the process started before you arrive, and gives you access to our partner banks:
Benefit from a pre-paid SIM card with a French phone number, ready to be inserted into your mobile when you arrive.
It will then be up to you to recharge your SIM card.
Help with formalities - Housing benefits (CAF)
In order to guarantee that everyone has access to housing, the French government set up a housing benefit system. Depending on the type of housing you require, your income and family situation, you may be eligible to apply for financial support to reduce the cost of your rent. These benefits are managed by the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (French family allowance fund) (CAF).
The Toul'Box team helps you carry out the online application procedure.
Help with finding accommodation
Finding a place to stay is your main challenge!
To assist you in your search for accommodation, the Toul'Box team advises you where to look and who to contact depending on your budget and your host institution.
Please note: this service does not include booking accommodation. It aims simply to provide you with information that can help you as you look for accommodation.
Help with home Insurance
Before signing a lease, you must have purchased home insurance. You can use our dedicated subscription channel with our partner that will allow you to do this process easily and before your arrival to Toulouse: https://www.etudassur.fr/extranet/ACCS/#/viewAccueil?origine=TOULBOX
You will pay the cost of home insurance directly to the provider.
Public transport travel pass - Pastel
In Toulouse, the Tisséo public transport network makes travelling around easy on the underground, bus and tram.
The Toul'Box team will provide you with your Pastel travel pass when you come for your one-to-one appointment.
Before you subscribe to your own travel pass, we offer you:
One-to-one with the Toul'Box team
In the first few days following your arrival, you will be offered a one-to-one appointment with your Toul'Box adviser. This is the opportunity to review your situation.
We will also give you your travel pass and other practical paperwork.
Take advantage of this chance to ask any outstanding questions!