The LSE insurance policy may cover you during your exchange year. You will need to inform the Erasmus Coordinator if you wish to explore this option. UK/EU nationals will be covered by their European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC), but international students may need to obtain further medical insurance.
For more information about healthcare in France please see here.
Implications of Brexit: It may be the case that if we have a no-deal situation that the reciprocal healthcare agreements under EHIC will no longer be valid. This is likely to increase the cost of health insurance. We will keep you updated when we have information.
If you are a Tier 4 visa holder, you may require also require a visa to study in France. Further details can be found on the Sciences Po immigration pages.
How will the exchange affect my Tier 4 visa?
From January 2018, the Home Office amended their rule which stated that you cannot extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK following the addition of a study abroad year. However, it was only amended to show when the exchange was an integral and assessed part of the programme. This does not apply to the Sciences Po exchange and LSE will be required to withdraw sponsorship of your Tier 4 visa whilst you are on exchange.
You should note that the time your Tier 4 is valid and any time waiting for your Tier 4 visa to be cancelled whilst overseas will still count towards the cap on degree level studies.
You will be unlikely to obtain a new Tier 4 visa in time to be able to undertake a summer internship.