International Students

After admission, what next?

Campus France:

Once you have completed the admission process, the subsequent step involves verifying whether your country is affiliated with Campus France, thereby initiating the Campus France process

After Campus France, apply for your French Visa:

Step by Step process

  1. Determine your visa type: As a student, you will need to apply for a long-stay student visa (visa de long séjour pour études) which allows you to stay in France for more than 90 days.
  2. Gather required documents: You will need to gather all the necessary documents for your visa application. These may include a valid passport, acceptance letter from a French university, proof of financial means, travel insurance, and other supporting documents.
  3. Fill out the online application form: Visit the official website of the French Embassy or Consulate in your country and fill out the online application form for a student visa. Make sure to accurately provide all the required information.
  4. Book an appointment: Once you have submitted your application, you will need to book an appointment at the French Embassy or Consulate in your country. This can usually be done through the online application portal.
  5. Pay the visa fee: You will be required to pay a visa fee when you submit your application. The fee may vary depending on your country of origin, so make sure to check the current fees beforehand.
  6. Attend the appointment: On the day of your appointment, make sure to arrive on time and bring all the necessary documents with you. You may also be required to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photo).
  7. Wait for a decision: After your appointment, your visa application will be processed. The processing time may vary, so make sure to apply well in advance. You can track the status of your application on the online application portal.
  8. Collect your visa: If your visa application is approved, you will be notified to collect your visa from the French Embassy or Consulate. Make sure to bring your passport and any other required documents.

Arrival in France:

  1. Register with the French authorities: Upon arrival in France, you will need to register with the French authorities and obtain a residence permit (carte de séjour). This can usually be done at the local prefecture or online at
  2. Get a local SIM card: Once you arrive in France, it is recommended to get a local SIM card for your phone. This will make it easier for you to communicate with your family and friends back home, as well as with new friends you make in France.
  3. Purchase your “Passe Navigo” : The Passe Navigo is the travel card used by the inhabitants of Paris and the cheapest way of getting around Paris.
  4. Open a French bank account

Student accomodation:

For international students seeking assistance with accommodation, here is a list of sites to help you out:

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