Applying for a visa
European Union students:
Non European students:
After receiving a proof of enrolment or pre enrolment, non European students must imperatively apply for a student visa at the nearest French consulate in their home country. Students are required to have sufficient resources when applying for a visa (amount equivalent to 615 € per month or 6150 € for the entire school year). The visa allows students to enter legally in France.
Please note: There is no way of obtaining authorization for a visa once you have arrived in France.
Upon arrival in France, your visa must be « validated » by the OFII (Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration).
See page 33 : Validating your long term visa (VLSTS)