Visa Requirements

The student visa requirements for studying in France are broken down into several phases that must be completed correctly. Through Campus France, a recognised national organisation for higher education and international students, a student can learn more about the procedure and submit a visa application.

  • Step 1: Official letter
  • Step 2: Bank Statement
  • Step 3: Medical insurance
  • Step 4: Return ticket
  • Step 5: French proficiency requirement
  • Step 6: Proof of accommodation
  • Step 7: Visa Photo requirement
  • Step 8: Campus France ID
  • Step 9: Passport requirement
  • Step 10: France Student Visa

The application process is based on the following criteria as highlighted by the France Border Agency:

  • Step 1: Information gathering based on the situation
  • Step 2: Online application set up
  • Step 3: Appointment booking
  • Step 4: File submission
  • Step 5: Application tracking

No student visas are required for education or internship programmes for students from European Union nations. Insurance and financial aid for illness and maternity should be available to the students.

The different types of student visas are: 

  • The Short Stay Student Visa
  • The Long Stay Student Visa
  • The Working Holiday Visa
  • Provisional Residency Permit

Candidates with student visas are not permitted to work full-time. If their spouse lives with them, they must provide evidence of adequate financial support. It is ideal to live together legally to prevent any issues with this.


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