You're coming in the framework of an academic exchange
Application through the International Relations Office of your university
First of all, you need to check whether there is a cooperation agreement between your home university and the UCLy allowing student exchanges. You can consult our list of partner universities throughout the world, or by asking the International Relations Office of your university.
You will have to submit your application to your home university who will screen it according to their own specific criteria. When your application to the exchange program will be validated by your home university, they will nominate you with UCLy.
- Citizen of the EU/EEA/Switzerland/Monaco/Andorra
Non-citizen of the EU/EEA/Switzerland/Monaco/Andorra
A passport is required to enter the French territory. Make sure it expires at least 6 months after the final day of your stay.
Get a student visa
Before your arrival, you must obtain a visa in order to stay in France for the duration of your studies.
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.
Non-citizen of the EU/EEA/Switzerland/Monaco/Andorra - Living in EU/EEA/Switzerland/Monaco/Andorra
Your “Student” residence card allows you to stay in France for maximum 90 days.
If your mobility in France lasts more than 90 days:
- Whether you have to ask for a “Student – Mobility Program” residence card in the country you are living in.
- Or you have to ask for the “Student” visa at the French Embassy/Consulat in the country you are living in (recommended).
Caution: You can’t obtain a French “Student” residence card in France.