How to Apply for a Student Visa

All students who wish to study in France 90 days or more must follow the Campus France procedure before applying for a visa.

In a nutshell...

  1. Complete your Campus France application "Etudes en France"
  2. Pay the online fees
  3. Send your file to
  4. Once you receive the confirmation e-mail, apply for a student visa at VFS

You Already Hold an Admission Letter

Campus France USA offers two services:

To access the regular 3-week application process, click here.

To access the expedited 3-day application process, click here.

You Wish to Apply to a French Institution

Students who wish to apply to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, in a French institution, must follow the online admission procedure.

    Visa Application

    And once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Campus France USA. You can then proceed to the next step for your student visa application (VFS). Please note, a printed version of this email will be requested at your visa appointment.

    Bon voyage !