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Application Process for Study in France

Students who are not from the European Union region will need to apply for a visa to study in France. You will need to apply for a VLS _TS visa if you are from India and wish to pursue your higher education in France. Get in touch with our expert consultants at Global Tree to know more about applying for a visa to study in France. Our France education consultants are equipped with many years of experience in understanding the details of the France university system.

If you are planning to study in France, then you can understand and follow the application process by reading the information given below

  • The procedure for applying to study in France is called "Etudes en France"
  • It allows you to complete the entire procedure from securing admission at a university in France to successfully applying a visa
  • It enables you to track the progress of your application online

[Read More: Check your Eligibility to Study in France]

Steps for Application to Study in France

  • Register on the Etudes en France and create your Account
  • Logon to the Campus France Website and update your details under the application tab
  • Select the university and course you plan to apply for and submit your application
  • Wait for your application to be reviewed and to receive your appointment date
  • Attend your Academic Interview for admission to your chosen universities and pay the required fees
  • You will begin to receive acceptance responses from the universities and you can make your decision regarding admission
  • You will obtain your acceptance letter from the university and can start your application process for student visa for France
  • Submit your visa application for studying in France, with all the required documentation
  • Once your visa is approved you can collect it from VFS and travel to France

Contact our overseas education advisors at Global Tree and schedule an appointment to know more about your application for study in France in depth and get personalized guidance on the application process

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to France

In general, for September admissions in France, you should submit your application to institutions between May and June, and begin appearing for interviews (if necessary) or receiving and responding to your acceptance letter by August. The deadline for September admissions in France is around the middle of July.

France does not have a separate student visa. You will need to apply for a long term visa or the VLS -TS visa under the student category for being able to study in France.

  • An formal acceptance letter to a French institution's recognized programme, including your programme of study and the start and conclusion dates.
  • Proof that you have enough money to live in the country.
  • A statement of intent that includes the dates of departure.
  • Medical insurance proof (minimum coverage €30,000, US$40,150)
  • Proof of lodging is required. If you're living with friends or relatives, you can present a confirmation of student housing, a certificate of board and lodging, or an attestation d'accueil.
  • If you're taking a French course, you'll need proof of your French proficiency. or Proof of English proficiency to Study in France.

Universities make their admissions decisions public. Applicants are notified by email 4-8 weeks after their applications are received.

[Read More: Check the list of best Universities to Study in France]

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