France Student Visa

France is part of the Schengen countries. The France study visa process is time consuming and you should submit your application form at least 90 days before your course start date. But once you do get your student visa, you will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area. The French long stay visa application 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 approval students can apply to the French Embassy or Consulate for a study 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. Make sure to pay your visa fees in advance.

Campus France is the national agency that you have to visit to get your French study 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 study visa application.

Timeline for Admissions

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Finalizing university

A few months after your application has been submitted, universities will get back to you with their answers. You will be notified over email or university website about the outcome of your application. We will discuss these outcomes with you in detail and keep your priorities in mind, we will arrive at the final university which you will be attending.

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Apply for visa

Now that you have everything ready with you, you can apply for your visa application online on Campus France. You should do this as early as allowed as visa applications can take very long to process. We will be filling out your application form online and helping you navigate the process. 

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Receive visa and prepare for departure

When you receive your passport back with the visa stamped inside, you have successfully received your visa. We will be guiding you on what all you need to travel and steps to take in order to settle down at your university and to make the transition smooth. 

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Success rate

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When to start

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3 months in advance


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1 month at least

Success Story

Shweta Subramanium

Shweta Subramanium

HEC Paris


I wanted to study in France because I had learned the French language and wanted some international exposure. I chose KGC to help me with my visa application. Their whole system is very well thought out and kept me on track when I was unaware or doing things slowly. I didn't need to be worried about my interview also because they told me what to expect and how I should speak and present myself. I got my visa and could not be happier. Members of their team went out of their way and told me what to expect when I reached France and how to adjust to my student life there.


Shweta Subramanium came to us for her visa application to France after securing admission in HEC Paris. We were able to help her with her application form and in this case, her interview at Campus France as well. We were able to prepare her by doing several mock interviews and simplifying the process for her.

Some images and names in the reviews have been changed to protect the privacy of the concerned.

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Message from Dr. Karan Gupta

Follow the 3 Cs when it comes to your visa interview. Be Calm, Confident and in Control. Your interviewer is looking for more information from you and your motivation behind studying abroad so try to be as articulate and precise as possible. Remember your visa type is different from the traditional short stay visa. Carry the following documents when you visit the visa office- accommodation proof, evidence of income, proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in France, insurance, tickets and all other supporting documents needed for a Schengen visa approval.

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A dedicated counselor will be helping you throughout the process who will be there to assist you in matters and resolve issues that may arise.

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We will make sure that you are ready for any challenges and hurdles that come your way throughout the application process.

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Stay on track

With the help of scheduled reminders and our personalized timeline for the application process, you will always remain on track.

Our Services

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Specific application advice

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General guidance on student visa processes

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Application and support documents check

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Interview skills training and mock interview practice

We Have Helped Students With

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Previous rejections

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Low IELTS scores

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Low finances

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Interview Anxiety


Yes. Please be sure to carry all the necessary documents with you when you go for the interview.

You will get a Interview Completion Certificate from Campus France after your interview and then you have to book an appointment with VFS- France to fix an appointment to submit your documents.

It is recommended that you have all your financial documents like family and personal bank asset statements in place before you apply for the visa. If you don’t have the required finances, you can approach the university for scholarships or trusts which provide scholarships for students. Additionally, you can take a bank loan too. The key is to be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to fund your education and take care of your living expenses.

There could be a variety of reasons. We need to check the whole application in detail in order to provide you with the possible solution.

It is recommended that the visa application be submitted as early as 3 months before the commencement of your programme for the long stay visa (more than 90 days).

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