France Study Visa

The visa process for France is very time consuming and students are encouraged to apply at least 2-3 months before their course start date. The study visa for France is a two stage process and students would first have to apply to the academic center of France in their home country and get an approval from them. After this, approved student can apply to the Embassy or Consulate of France for a student visa. An interview is generally required and you will be asked questions about your reasons to study in France and how you plan to pay for your education. You will need to carry your income tax papers and bank statements as well as your past academic records including your mark sheets and degree. You will also need to know details about the course which you plan to study.

General Info

Campus France is the national agency of France that you have to visit to get your French student visa. Once you have filled in your online form on their website you will be asked to schedule an academic interview in person with Campus France with specific documents. After completing this step, you visit the visa services office to proceed with your long term student visa application.

How to Apply

Carry the following documents when you visit Campus France:

  1. Current and all old passports and the original fee payment receipt
  2. Acceptance letter 
  3. School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets

Carry the following documents when you visit the visa office:

  1. Accommodation proof
  2. Evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in France
  3. Insurance
  4. Tickets
  5. All other documents needed for a Schengen visa approval

Interview Tips

1.     BE HONEST and straightforward in all your answers

2.     Be sure of your answers but at the same time be polite

3.     Be confident about yourself

4.     Don't hesitate while answering

5.     Make eye contact while talking

6.     Don't give any papers unless specifically asked for

SOP-Edits Visa Services

We at SOP-Edits have had tremendous success in helping students obtain visas. We scrutinize your financial documents to make sure that you have a viable plan to pay for your education. As soon as your ‘visa file’ is ready, we conduct mock interviews and ask you all the questions likely to be asked by visa officers.