Post-selection administrative procedures

Host establishments

When the applicant(s) has(have) been selected, establishments must:

  • sign an agreement with the Collège de France, which manages the PAUSE program;
  • sign an agreement with the successful researcher.


  •  If the beneficiary is in his country of origin or lives abroad, he must go to the nearest French consulate with the two above-mentioned documents to make a visa application. In an emergency, these documents can be sent directly to the consular post by the PAUSE program. Successful applicants for the PAUSE program are advised to apply for a Talent passport visa as “researchers” including “family” if appropriate.
  •  If the beneficiary is resident in France, the host establishment must apply to the relevant prefecture for a long-stay visa valid as a residence permit with the designation “scientist-researcher”.

The beneficiaries are supported through the process by their host establishments. The PAUSE program team is available to provide support with any administrative issues.

The PAUSE programme organized by the Collège de France, a public scientific, cultural and professional establishment, constituted as a major establishment under the terms of article L.717-1 of the education code, cannot act as guarantor for successful applicants’ accommodation.

Useful websites for supporting foreign/mobile researchers with social and administrative procedures: