A General Overview of Student Visa for Higher Education in France

by Ragini Sharma Study Abroad Consultant

You might know France as the birthland of unparalleled writers and painters like Rosseau, Voltaire and Vincent Van Gogh. Well, little known, France is also the fourth most famous study destinations in the world! According to a report, the count of international students enrolled in French higher educational institutions was 325,000 in the year 2018. Huge, isn’t it? What makes students travel all along from their country's land to France for studies? Let’s find out.

Availability of Desired Courses

Students coming from all over the world has innumerable courses to opt for in the field of Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Engineering and Management. The preferred courses can be enlisted as follows

  • International Luxury and Brand Management
  • Fashion Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • Information Technology and
  • Culinary Arts

High-ranked Educational Institutions

The higher education institutions are segregated into public and private institutions known as Grandes Ecoles, the universities and the schools of art and architecture. There are many parameters on which the quality of an institute is decided. France is home to many elite business schools and universities some of which are-

  • University PSL
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Sorbonne University
  • Institut supérieur d`électronique de Paris (ISEP), Paris
  • SKEMA Business School, Paris
  • NEOMA Business School, Rouen
  • Rennes School of Business, Rennes
  • Esigelec Graduate School of Engineering, Rouen

You can know more about the admission procedure, deadline, cost of education, scholarships in our published articles. For assistance on higher education abroad, please connect with a reputed overseas education consultant. They might also help you with the student visa. Here’s a brief about it.

To apply for a visa, you must be 18 years or above. If you’re want to travel, stay and study in France, you will need a France student visa. To be eligible for the visa, a student must have enrolled in a course accepted by the higher education institution. Depending upon the tenure of your course, you might apply for a short-stay visa valid for 3 months and a long-stay visa for a course spanning more than 6 months.

With a short-stay visa, students may pursue internships, training programmes, conferences and corporate meetings. If you’re travelling to France on a long-stay visa, you will be able to pursue a degree course. Since this visa is valid for a year, students are required to apply for the residence permit. Only upon fulfilling the France study visa requirements, the application is approved. The documents to be submitted are-

  • A passport that is valid for at least 3 months longer than the date of your departure back to country land.
  • ID and the passport-size photographs
  • Letter of confirmation from the education institution
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Evidence of the scholarship sanctioned if any and
  • Proof that there is enough finance to support the higher education
  • No objection certificate from campus

The amount payable for the application of a visa is 50 Euros for some countries. The amount varies according to the nationality of the student. Remember, the long-stay visa application along with the documents must be submitted before a month of your leaving for France. Also, a student is not allowed to apply for more than 3 months in advance to the departure.

Be always alert and do not fall prey to the fraudulent sites. For queries on study abroad student visa, reach out to an authorized study abroad consultants. They do not charge you for any services. Hope you got an overview of higher education in France.

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