FRANCE

France has a unique positioning within the international educational landscape. The quality of French higher education is widely recognized throughout the world and France now offers a wide range of English speaking coursework as a reply to the increasing number of international student. France makes massive investments in education and research sharing a unique vision: an egalitarian system and universal right to higher education for all students.

The magnitude of the nation’s commitment to sound education is the guarantee of the value and integrity of the degree students will earn.

France offers high academic standards and a specific focus on English-speaking programs dedicated to international students at attractive tuition rates compared to other countries. France is keen on providing top of the line education in all subjects and to all students. This is a true statement no matter what university you plan to attend.

Student life is nurtured by the school management teams, Regional Directorates and student associations as a way of developing cohesion and success. Mutual assistance and interaction between students are crucial, as are openness to art, sport and culture.

Students are immersed in a community in which mutual assistance and interaction are encouraged. Staying true to its values, the schools organise events to foster close relationships and provide opportunities to experience the arts and culture. It also supports student associations and their projects.

For Bachelors Level:

  • Minimum +2 completed
  • Percentage: At least 60% or equivalent
  • Gaps: Reasonable gaps upto 2 years is accepted
  • French Language: optional
  • IELTS / TOEFL: optional* (some colleges/universities might require at least 5.5 in IELTS for admission whereas as in some, you can get admission without IELTS/ TOEFL)

For Masters Level:

  • Minimum Bachelors completed
  • Percentage: At least 50% or equivalent
  • Gaps: Reasonable gaps upto 5 years with work experience in related field
  • French Language: optional
  • IELTS / TOEFL: optional

Day 1
Sumbit your documents at Abstract

Day 2
Prepare for the Skype Interview.

We will prepare your for the interview unless you are completely ready.

Day 3
Attend the interview

Interview Duration will vary from 10-30 Minutes.

Day 4
Receive the offer letter

Day 5
Prepare the documents as per the checklist

Day 6
Preapare the Bank Draft

Day 7
Attend the interview in Campus France

There will be 2 interview at Campus France. Interview Dates are to be scheduled in advance.

Day 8
Visit VFS Kathmandu for Biometric

Day 9
Get visa decision from French Embassy within 7-20 days.

Day 10
Transfer 1 year tuition fees and make necessary Flight and Accommodation arrangements.

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Frequently Asked Question Regarding Studying in France.

Is IELTS compulsory for France?

IELTS is not compulsory for all the colleges/universities of France. There are colleges/universities that accepts applicants without IELTS.

How much duration does it take to complete the process?

The duration depends upon the fluency of English of the applicants and the availability of Interview Dates in Campus France.

What will be the cost of living in France?

The cost of living in France can be fairly high, especially in Paris and some other major cities. A standard reasonable amount is expected to be somewhere around 615 Euros per month.

Is it possible to work in France while studying?

International students can work part time (20 hours per week) if their timetable permits as long as they are registered at an institution approved by the French social security system.

What visa status will I have as a student?

International students coming for programmes more than 6 months duration, from countries outside the European Union,must get a log term student visa from the French consulate.

Is it necessary to have 16 Years of education to get a Masters degree?

No. One can get a Masters degree after 15 years (i.e 12+3 Years of Bachelors Degree).

Do I need to know French to study in France?

No. There are many courses, that are taught in English. However, it is a good idea to learn basics of French language. to ensure a smooth stay.

Can I apply for PR in France ?

At the end of your studies and after obtaining a degree of French higher education, you can request a Temporary Resident Permit to look for work or start a company.

What does the Temporary Resident Permit, or APS, authorise?

The Temporary Resident Permit, or APS (for “Autorisation Provisioire de Séjour”), allows foreign students to remain in France for one year after the end of their studies. During this period, they may look for a job (without restriction) or prepare for the creation of a company in a field corresponding to their training.

Until a work contract has been signed, for a fixed period of time (CDD) or indefinite (CDI), foreign graduates with an APS are authorised to work under the same conditions as if they were students, meaning to a maximum of 964 hours per year, or approximately 20 hours per week.

Overall, the Temporary Resident Permit cannot be renewed and is valid for at most 12.

However, students from a country that concluded a bilateral agreement with France (regarding professional migrations or concerted management of flows) benefit from more favourable issuance conditions. Check out the website of the ministry of internal affairs or contact the Campus France Office in your country of origin for more information on your situation.

What to do when your Temporary Resident Permit expires?

When your APS expires, you must change your status and request a residency permit adapted to your situation.

If you have an indefinite or fixed-time work contract validated by the DIRECCTE (Direction régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l’Emploi – Regional Department of Competition, Consumption, Work and Employment) and are paid at least one and a half times the minimum wage (so approximately 2,220 Euros gross per month in 2017), you can request a temporary “employee” or “temporary worker” resident permit.
If you have created a company or developed an unpaid activity and you can prove the viability, you can request a temporary “freelance entrepreneur” resident permit or a multi-year “freelance entrepreneur – talent passport” resident permit for starting a company.
If you are engaged in research, you will be able to request a multi-year “researcher-talent passport” resident permit as a researcher.

Don’t wait for your temporary resident permit to expire before you request a change of status. Do it as soon as your situation changes.


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