Step 1

Administrative registration


"All non-exchange degree-seeking students must first pay the 90€ CVEC student tax before registering at NEOMA BS. A payment code will be asked of you during the administrative registration."

What is the CVEC (La contribution de vie étudiante et de campus) ?

The “Student Life and Campus Contribution” (CVEC) is a tax created by the law Orientation et réussite des étudiants (Student Guidance and Success), put into place on the 8th of March, 2018.

By improving your campus life conditions, this law promotes success while decreasing student costs*, as of 2018.

* The law mentions decreasing student costs, because up until now, most students had to pay 217€ per year to be registered in the French National Health Insurance. The reform has eliminated the cost of healthcare, but has introduced the 90€ tax instead.

Who is concerned and who is not?

Each student registered in a Higher Education Institution in France (non including professional training) must pay the CVEC before registering at the Institution.

International students on exchange in France are NOT concerned by this contribution. There is nothing for you to be done regarding this tax.

Which students are exempt?

The four types of students exempt from paying this contribution are:

  • Scholarship students (see next question for more details) or recipients of the annual allocation given through the annual specific support program
  • Students who are refugees
  • Students benefitting from subsidiary protection
  • Students registered as being asylum seekers and having the right to stay on French territory

All exempt students must go through the CVEC procedure (see question How to pay the CVEC? below). You will have to upload a document proving your specific situation, and you will receive an attestation with a number, as any other student who pays the CVEC, that you will have to enter on INSIDE .

Furthermore, if you become eligible to the exemption of this contribution during the academic year, you will be reimbursed of the said contribution that you will have already settled. In order to obtain the reimbursement, you need to make a formal request to the CROUS (Centre régional des œuvres universitaires et scolaires) before the 31st of May of the current academic year.

Details regarding Scholarship students

Which scholarships are we talking about?

  • Scholarships awarded under social criteria, and administrated by the CROUS
  • Regional scholarships (for paramedic, sanitary and social students)

On the contrary, which scholarships are not concerned?

  • Scholarships from the French Government
  • Scholarships from foreign governments
  • Scholarships awarded by a private structure (for example, a foundation)
  • Official information available on  (unfortunately, only in French).

How to pay the CVEC?

  • Create an account on the following website
  • Fill in all required information
  • Make the CVEC payment online
  • Retrieve your payment attestation, and enter the code indicated on it in your administrative registration (Step 1).

Click here for the CVEC payment procedure.

The Administrative registration


By filling out the administrative registration, you are signing a contract with NEOMA BS. Whether it be for short-term studies (ie. an exchange period), or long-term studies (ie. a full degree program), you must register at NEOMA BS.

By doing so, you agree to the general conditions outlined in the registration, and to specific conditions defined by you during the registration (ie. method of tuition fee payment, if applicable). Once you have received your @first access information (firstname.familyname.year@first + password) by e-mail, log on to and start your online registration.

We ask you to validate your on-line registration as soon as possible, and a maximum of 3 weeks after reception of your login information. If you run into any problems with the registration website, check our helpful FAQ.

Make sure you note down your @first login and password. These codes are confidential and very important – keep them with you for all upcoming online procedures.

Once you have registered, you may download a copy of both the general conditions and the specific conditions you have agreed to, by logging back on to the registration website.

The registration will also allow you to access your INSIDE student portal and various NEOMA BS online services, such as your academic calendar, class schedule, student mailbox, grades, transcripts, etc. at (see Student Portal).

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the HUB of your future campus of studies:


Student Portal

Once you have registered, you can access a wide range of IT tools and services offered to our students through your INSIDE account.

We encourage you to explore INSIDE freely, where you will find your NEOMA BS e-mail account, the Library and its online resources, the e-learning platform Moodle, your class schedule, and many other online tools.

Yammer Groups

We encourage you to join our different Yammer groups, where you can get the latest information from our services, and meet and chat with your future classmates or directly with our service. There is a group for International students on each of our campuses: International Students Rouen, International Students Reims and International Students Paris. Or you can even create your own Yammer group for your friends!


Q. I still haven’t received my @first login and password.

A. Exchange students should receive their @first login information around the time they receive the Welcome message from the HUB.

Degree-seeking students should receive this same information once they have been officially admitted, but not before February, for the following academic year.

If you are expecting your @first login information and have not received it yet, please check the Junk folder of your e-mail account.

If you still can not find the e-mail, please send a message to the HUB of your campus:

Q. I am having trouble registering with my Mac. What can I do?

A. Our registration website is not 100% compatible with the Safari web browser. Please try registering with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If this does not help, please try registering on another computer, not a Mac.

Q. I am having trouble registering on my tablet. What can I do?

A. Our registration website is not compatible with tablets. Please try registering on a desktop or laptop computer.


Q. I am having technical problems registering through the web browser Safari. What can I do?

A. Our registration website is not 100% compatible with the Safari web browser. Please try registering with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Q. I can not upload a second page of a required document. What can I do?

A. Our registration website allows you to upload a single document for each document required. If you have several documents or individual pages to upload, please unite them in a single document, then you will be able to upload them.

Q. I would like to check the document I just uploaded, but I can not access it. What can I do?

A. The error may be due to the fact that more than one document has been uploaded for each document required. Please delete the documents uploaded and try again – this time uploading one single document.

Student IT Tools & Services

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