From Business Management to Computer Science and Biotechnology to Aeronautics, France offers an extensive range of courses. Did you know French universities offer approximately 1,500 English-taught study programs? The previous part of the French student visa guide covered types of French student visas, documents required, and the application process. In this part, let’s discover the procedures to follow after landing in France, things to carry for your appointment, and more. So if you are planning to study in France, here’s what you must know about a student visa for France.

Things to remember when you upload the documents digitally

  • The files that you upload should be in PDF format only.
  • Each document should be 2MB.
  • The title of each document must not exceed 100 characters.
  • When applying for a student visa to study in France, ensure the documents you upload are easy to read. Illegible documents may delay the procedure.
  • Before uploading the documents, check if you have all the pages of the documents. For instance, if you are uploading a 3-page Marksheet, ensure you have all the pages ready to be uploaded. Also, you can add a suitable title to each of these documents, such as “Marksheet_1”, “Marksheet_2”, and “Marksheet_3”.

What you must carry for your appointment

  • Your travel-related documents, including the previous visas, if any.
  • The application form.
  • The application receipt.
  • All the original documents.

Are you allowed to work in France while studying?

If you study in France, you are allowed to work up to 964 hours per year. You will be amazed to know that you are covered by French law, which guarantees minimum wage. French universities offer work opportunities to students. So, you can check with your respective university to get a chance to work while you study. Some educational institutions in France offer internships for 2+ months. If your university offers you an internship opportunity, please remember that the internship period is exclusive and not a part of 964 hours.

Things to remember:

When you arrange your housing, please inquire about the number of students who will share your room with you. If you apply for a student visa to study in France, accommodation proof is mandatory. While evaluating your accommodation arrangements, Consulate will specifically check the number of occupants. Too many roommates may create hurdles in your visa application process.

If you apply for a student visa to study in France, the process may take up to 3 weeks. So, it is recommended to apply for a student visa well in advance. If you plan to work in France post completion of your studies, you will have to apply for France Work Visa.

Formalities to complete after arriving in France

If you are planning to study in France, please bear in mind that you will have to connect with the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) to complete the formalities. Many universities have a tie-up with OFII too. So, check with your university if they can help you complete the formalities.

So, these are a few things about a French student visa that you need to keep in mind if you are planning to study in France. To read about the previous part, please click here. If you are worried about the cost of education, you can opt for an education loan in India for study abroad purposes. We, at Avanse Financial Services, offer a study abroad loan that covers the holistic cost of education, including tuition fees, accommodation costs, living expenses, study material costs, equipment costs, and other education-related costs. If you have any queries, please know that we are just a call away. All the best.

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