Despite the coronavirus pandemic, France continues to welcome international students and researchers. On May 19th, 2021, the French government announced new measures detailing the new conditions of mobility in France.
[Rules for entering the French territory]
Since June 9th 2021, countries fall into 3 categories (green, orange, red). Depending on your country and your vaccinal status, the procedures to come to France differ.
/!\The lists of countries may change according to the evolution of their epidemic situation.
You're coming in the framework of an academic exchange
First of all, you need to check whether there is a cooperation agreement between your home university and UCLy allowing student exchanges. You can do so by consulting our list of partner universities throughout the world, or by asking the International Relations Office of your university.
You will submit your application to your home university who will screen it according to their own specific criteria. When your participation to the exchange program has been validated by your home university, they will nominate you with UCLy.
You are a European Union Resident
You are a citizen of the European Union, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, Monaco or Andorra: no formalities are required. A valid identity card or passport is sufficient.
You are a non- European Union Resident
A passport is required to enter the French territory. Make sure it expires at least 6 months after the final day of your stay.
You are currently living in a country affected by the Etudes en France procedure:
Students applying from one of these countries are required to submit an application through the Etudes en France platform. For more information, please contact your local Espace Campus France.
Students applying within the framework of an exchange program may benefit from a ligher procedure.
You are currently living in a country which is not affected by the Etudes en France procedure:
Contact the French Embassy in your country for the detailed visa application procedure.
Since April 7, 2021, international students can apply for an online visa on France-Visas. The new service is accessible to students applying for a long stay visa living in a country where visa application is outsourced and available online.https://www.campusfrance.org/en/student-visa-for-france-login-to-france-visas