How to apply to study in France

Education

Depending on the personal situation, 3 procedures are offered to students or future students in France:

  1. Applying for a Bachelor degree from the 1st year
  2. Applying for a Bachelor degree from the 2nd or 3rd year or a Master degree
  3. Applying for a PhD

Also in this article: applying in the arts field; confirming your enrollment

TAKE NOTE:

Etude en France (Study in France) is an international student application platform managed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. International students from around the world complete this application prior to studying in France. It is each student’s responsibility to complete their Etudes en France application accurately.

All students accepted into an institution of higher education in France, and who are going to study for a period of more than 3 months, need to create an account on the Etudes en France platform before they can complete their visa application on France-Visas.

The EEF platform is used to apply for all levels of study (L1, L2, L3, Master’s and PhD) for the 2022 academic year.

THE FRENCH ACADEMIC YEAR STARTS IN SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR!

Generally, applications start in October the year before.

Refer to the institution’s website for the exact application dates and procedures to follow if the institution is not connected to the EEF platform, or if you do not have a Campus France office in your country (Lesotho & Malawi).

Click here to consult the application calendar for this year!

Take note! Only students residing in South Africa may use the EEF platform to apply to universities in France!

  1. I WANT TO APPLY FOR A BACHELOR DEGREE FROM THE 1ST YEAR
  2. I WANT TO APPLY FOR 2ND/3RD YEAR (BACHELOR) OR FOR A MASTER DEGREE
  3. I WANT TO APPLY FOR A PHD

Enrolling in an arts and architecture

HOW DO YOU CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT?

After your application is accepted (Licence, Masters, etc), you must confirm your enrollment in your university before classes start. For universities, final enrollment includes an administrative component and a pedagogical component. The first consists of filling-in your administrative file; the second involves you choosing a program and options (optional classes, sport, etc.).

Your university will then give you a certificate of school attendance and a student card that attest to your legal status as a student. The documents are given to you in person, after payment of enrollment fees has been received.

Note: for international students, these two procedures are done in France, when you arrive at the university (unless otherwise stated by your university).

 

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