How to apply for admission and registration at a French university

Applying to French universities begins with registering on the French agency’s Campus France website. Basically, it promotes higher education programs in France.

The function of this agency is to facilitate university admission procedures, as well as to assist in welcoming and facilitating transportation for expatriate students.

As a matter of fact, acceptance or rejection is determined through the method of selection, or by conducting some tests where the main criteria is the proficiency of the French language.

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Conditions for acceptance to study at universities in France

  • Completion and obtaining the high school certificate.
  • Proficiency in French language conversation and writing. This should be proven by obtaining an advanced diploma in the French language or passing a language assessment test. In case of not mastering French, it’s better for the student to review the branch of the French Cultural Center for Language Cooperation attached to French embassies and consulates available in his/her countries. This is in order to coordinate with them to start one of the Courses organized by the center. Furthermore, the student can also take courses in the French language in private centers.
  • The registration for study in France is divided into two stages, the first one is called the first registration. This is done by withdrawing a copy related to the registration from the French Cooperative Cultural Center. The second stage is the final registration stage, during which the chosen university sends a student registration file.
  • A financial payment, which includes university fees and compulsory health insurance fees. The amount of these fees is variable depending on the chosen university, the major as well as the nature of health insurance that the student chooses for himself.
  • Obtaining a study visa in France from the French embassies or consulates within a period of two months before the date of travel. Besides, ensuring that it is a long-term residence visa, in order for the student to obtain the residence card in France.

Learn how to obtain a student visa in France.

The documents required to apply for registration at French universities

  • A true copy of the high school diploma in the French language. Moreover, it must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the mother country or the French embassy.
  • A copy of a valid passport.
  • A CV that includes the student’s academic achievement.
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s school stating the nature of his conduct during his studies.
  • Eight packed copies of the long-term residence visa application.
  • Eight personal photos.
  • Initial registration certificate.
  • Proof of health insurance subscription.

In conclusion, we hope that you will continue to follow our website for the following article in the series of study in France.

In the following article, we will talk about the method of obtaining student accommodation in France.

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3 comments

  1. OPUNI MARTIN FREMPONG

    I want an online application to study Medicine in France

  2. Je souhaite terminer mes études à l’étranger et j’espère accepter ma candidature

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