Study in France

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Why Study In France

  • Affordable Education

  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities

  • Immigration Possibilities

  • Exciting Campus Lifestyle

  • Healthy and Safe Communities

  • International students can often work while they study & Internships

  • Numerous research opportunities

  • Possibility of immigration after completing the course

  • Vibrant campus atmosphere

  • International students have the option of working when studying

  • Good internship opportunities

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Why Study In France
Eligibility criteria for France

Eligibility criteria for France?

Educational Qualification

  • The minimum eligibility criteria to graduate is you have to score at least 50% from a UGC or AICTE recognized university.

Year Back

  • The graduation degree has to be completed within the stipulated time with no gap year.
  • Example: B.Com is a 3-year degree. The client should have completed it within 3 years and not more.
  • Example: Engineering is a 4-year degree. The client should have completed within 4 years and not more.

Steps to study abroad in France

Student visa Requirement

You will generally need the following for your France Student Visa application

Valid Passport

Attested Copies

Academic references

Employee references

Certificates of Extra Cirrcular achievements

SOP (Statement of purpose)

An acceptance of letter from education institute

Proof od Payment & financial funds

Passport size photographs

Study Permit and Visa

English Proficiency

Your Univierisity will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

Work authorization for students

Work authorization for students:

Student Applicant

  • Students must be over 18 years of age.

  • International students in France universities can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.

  • Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program.

Spouse

  • In general, spouses are given the same rights as students who are already in France. Therefore, if the student with a France student visa has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right

Top Universities in France

Global RankUniversities
50Université PSL
65Ecole Polytechnique
75Sorbonne University
137CentraleSupélec
153École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
221Sciences Po
239Université Paris-Sud
263Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
289Université Grenoble-Alpes
295Université Diderot Paris 7
299Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
305Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
348Université de Strasbourg
422Université de Montpellier
453Aix-Marseille University
478Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)
489University of Bordeaux
521-530Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
531-540University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
571-580Université Paris Descartes

Post-study work options

Work options

Work options

The France government offers options for international students to stay after their course and gain some work experience.

Migrate Opportunity

Migrate Opportunity
Invest Opportunity

Invest Opportunity

Why study in France?

If you wish to study in France, then you can take advantage of France’s higher education system that provides outstanding services in all fields and at all stages of learning. There are over 3,500 higher education institutions in the country, covering a wide range of subjects. These include colleges teaching Engineering, Business Management, Tourism and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Hotel Management.

Working while studying

The law allows international students on a France student permit to work for a total of 964 hours per year, or 60% of the regular working hours in France. Part-time employment would not be enough to cover all of the costs, but it can be considered as a supplementary income.

Eligibility conditions for students
  • Must be over 18 years of age;
  • A training course not exceeding three months makes students eligible for a short-stay permit;
  • For a training course exceeding three months or six months, students will be issued a temporary long-stay permit, which will require no further formalities on their arrival in France;
  • For training or a course exceeding six months, students will be issued a long-stay permit, equivalent to a residence permit, which will be subject to further formalities on their arrival in France.

Post-study visa options

  • Upon completing the studies in France, Bachelor degree holders can stay in France only if they have a work permit; the students pursuing Masters from France can apply and get a temporary residence permit – APS (Autorisation Provisioire de Séjour), for a period of 24 months.
  • Students can get 2 years extended Schengen visa if they hold a masters or PhD or post-graduate degree from a French institution.

If a student is able to find an employment that is with more than 1.5 times of the minimum wage guarantee, s/he is eligible to apply for a Work Permit which is the primary requirement to get a European Union Blue Card (Permanent Residence).

Top universities
  • Upon completing the studies in France, Bachelor degree holders can stay in France only if they have a work permit; the students pursuing Masters from France can apply and get a temporary residence permit – APS (Autorisation Provisioire de Séjour), for a period of 24 months.
  • Students can get 2 years extended Schengen visa if they hold a masters or PhD or post-graduate degree from a French institution.

If a student is able to find an employment that is with more than 1.5 times of the minimum wage guarantee, he is eligible to apply for a Work Permit which is the primary requirement to get a European Union Blue Card (Permanent Residence).

 

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