Admission and schooling of Ukrainian children

Welcome to Ukrainian students: The national education staff is fully mobilized to ensure that students from Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees can attend school quickly and under the most normal conditions possible.

Ukrainian nationals

Are you a citizen of Ukraine coming to France?
Important information can be found here

Welcoming students from Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees

ensure access to education

Articles L.111-1 and L.114-1 of the Education Code guarantee access to education for all children aged 3 to 16 and compulsory education for children aged 16 to 18 residing on the national territory. Therefore, every student newly arrived in France, regardless of their nationality or personal situation, must be educated.

Education, support to learn French, financial support: who do I contact?

Schooling is a right of all French and foreign children residing in or arriving in France. In France, Public schooling is free and compulsory for girls and boys aged 3 to 16. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 without school, training or employment are supported in finding solutions for returning to school or accessing qualifications or employment.

enrollment and registration

Is your child between 3 and 10 years old?

To enroll your child in school when they are between 3 and 10 years old, the steps must be taken at the town hall of your place of residence.

Is your child between 11 and 18 years old?

If your child is between the ages of 11 and 18, you can either contact the college or high school closest to your accommodation, or contact the National Education Services in the department of your accommodation ( DSDEN: Directorate of Department Services of National Education).
For young people aged 16 to 18 who did not want to go to school, the DSDENs also support them in finding a job or vocational training.

Assistance in learning French

student support

Mastery of French is a key factor in the success of allophonic students.
The teaching units for incoming allophone students (UPE2A) allow the students concerned to enroll in a normal class while benefiting from reinforced teaching of French as a second language, depending on their needs and their linguistic and linguistic abilities.

Support for parents of students

Operation “Open School for Parents for Children’s Success”carried out in collaboration with the Directorate for Reception, Assistance to Foreigners and Nationality (Ministry of the Interior), is being developed in areas where non-French speaking arrivals are most numerous, and especially in priority education , To help parents in acquiring the French language, knowing the values ​​of the Republic and understanding the functioning and expectations of the school.

Financial help

In order to find out about the help that can be mobilized for the benefit of students, we ask you to contact the head of the school or the head of the institution where your child is being taught.

Practical information: contact persons in the academy for the admission of students

© Ministry of National Education and Youth – February 2020


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Assisting teachers in greeting students from Ukraine

Teachers who host or will host children or young people from Ukraine can take part in the Magistère training course, the main videos of which are freely accessible on Eduskol. You can also consult a document to download at Eduscol Establishing references and policies for mentoring these students.

Download the sheet “Support for teachers welcoming students arriving from Ukraine”. Receiving children arriving from Ukraine or other war zones: a master’s course in support of teams and staff

solidarity actions

Students arriving from Ukraine may benefit from solidarity actions depending on their situation.

Schools and institutions wishing to carry out solidarity actions can contact associations that are accredited and involved in favor of Ukraine, in particular associations that have an agreement at national level: the Red Cross, Amnesty International France-AIF, the Secours Populaire français or Aktion against hunger etc.

I am committed to Ukraine
Official platform supporting displaced persons and refugees in France
I want to help
Become a volunteer and find volunteer assignments
Consult the list of associations approved by the national education system

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