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Luggage advice

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Check your luggage limit before arriving at the airport. If your luggages exceed the limit, it can cost you a lot. Each airline has different rules about how much luggage you are allowed to have and the cost of extra baggage. 

Please note: If you have any connecting flights, the baggage rules of one of the flights you are on may not be the same as the connecting flight, so be sure to check the baggage allowance for all airlines you are traveling with.

Don’t bring any bedding (sheets, blankets) with you. You can buy it in France at a low cost. This goes for kitchen utensils and cutlery too.

Don’t bring any plants or food that may be forbidden by French customs. For more details check the Ministry of foreign affairs website.

Remember to take an adaptor with you or purchase one when you arrive at UTBM. In France, the power sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

Pack according to the local continental climate (cold in the winter– down to -10° C and hot in the summer– up to 30°), the length of your stay at UTBM, whether you will be attending UTBM during the spring, the autumn semester, or both.

Belfort/Montbéliard has numerous shops and you should have no difficulty finding anything you need after you arrive.


Pre-arrival checklist:

  • Any administrative documents
  • Contact names and telephone numbers
  • Credit cards
  • Diplomas or certificates
  • Your acceptance letter to the UTBM
  • Electronic Adaptors
  • Necessary prescriptions or medicines
  • Camera
  • Laptop
  • Photos of your family, friends and country if you fear of feeling nostalgic
  • Sports equipment


For more information, please contact: studying@utbm.fr