Study Abroad in France
Study in France
Do you plan to study at a university, trade school, engineering school or any other French higher education institution? Maybe you need to raise funds for it. Today, more than 12% of students in France are international and some of them receive academic scholarships. Many agencies and institutions offer financial support to those who meet the requirements established for it. What aids exist specifically for foreign students in France? It can be difficult to clarify between the whole tangle of grants and scholarships: take a look at the main options available.
Why study in France?
France is one of the largest countries in Europe. It is surrounded by six countries: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. The United Kingdom borders France through the English Channel. France is considered as the gateway to Europe, as there are several large international airports (two of these can be found in Paris), ferry terminals and the French railway service.
France is the most popular tourist destination in the whole world. There are many reasons why many people enjoy visiting the country, such as natural beauty, wonderful weather, outdoor recreational activities, such as golf courses, museums, art galleries and much more. There are many different activities that describe the history of the country, which are pleasing to visitors, especially considering its turbulent past.
Entry Requirements to France
Any student wishing to attend a university in France will have to present evidence that they have a visa to enter the country. The Visa is not necessary for periods of less than 90 days. When making an application for a visa it is essential that you complete the application in its entirety. You should not leave anything blank, because you can significantly delay the process. It is necessary to make sure you have all the necessary documents and present them together with the application. Without these documents your application may not be processed, and again be delayed.
It can take up to two months for a visa application to be approved so you will have to submit all the necessary information as quickly as possible, when you have decided to travel. If your visa is approved, you will receive it within a short time. If your request is denied, your passport will be returned without the visa validation sticker.
Student Life in France
Cost of living in France is around the European average. Accommodation is the largest expense, with a small studio costing € 350 per month in a smaller city and € 500 in Paris. Some universities have student accommodation, but this can be difficult to achieve even though more French students live in their home. If it can be obtained, said housing can be around € 250 per month, but they do not trust to be able to get a place. A mobile phone will cost around € 30 and internet services in the same month.
Groceries can be expensive and basic foods should cost € 200 with eating out, of course, it costs much more. A pizza to go is around € 8, but a liter of wine can be less than € 2. A plat de jour (special lunch at noon only) will be around € 10, but University cafeterias can be only € 3 or € 4 for a hot meal. Public transport must be around € 25 with a student pass. Do not forget to budget some entertainment. Beer or a glass of wine in a bar of both costs € 3 to € 5 and a movie ticket around € 8.
Admission in France opens for the month of February and September
Jobs for students
EU and non-EU students have the right to work up to 964 hours per year to support their studies. The University must be a participant in the student's national health plan. Non-EU students must also have a valid residence permit.
The French government helps students find summer jobs by linking students to various government and non-government tasks for the summer. In addition, work is usually available in tourist regions in hotels, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants. Summer work in the agricultural sector is also possible