Non-exchange students

You're coming in the framework of an individual mobility or as a free mover

[Visas]

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.

France Welcomes you and can vaccinate you!

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You Are a Resident of the European Union

You are a citizen of the European Union, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, Monaco or Andorra: no visa is required; a valid identity card or passport is sufficient.

European students follow the same processes as French students to register in a French higher education institution.

Apply in the first year of a Bachelor's (“Licence”)

European students applying for entry in the 1st year of a Bachelor’s program must do so through the Parcoursup platform.

Apply in 2nd/3rd year of Bachelor's (“Licence”), Master's and PhD (“Doctorat”)

Apply directly with the Faculty/Departement offering the program you wish to enter.

You are a non- European Union Resident

You are currently living in a country affected by the Etudes en France procedure:

If you are a resident of one of the countries affected by the Etudes en France procedure, it is mandatory to register with the Espace Campus France in your country (online) to submit your application then obtain your student visa.

You are currently living in a country which is not affected by the Etudes en France procedure:

Non-European students not affected by the Etudes en France procedure are required to submit a "Demande d'Admission Préalable - DAP" (preliminary request for admission) to enrol in the first year of a Bachelor's degree programme.
Note that at UCLy, not all Bachelor's programmes will require international students to submit a DAP. Please check with your UCLy coordinator or the International Relations Office.

For registration in the 2nd or 3rd year of a Bachelor's degree programme or a Master's degree programme, the DAP is not required.
Consult our programme catalogue and Apply directly with the Faculty/Departement offering the program you wish to enter.

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.

  • Our partner universities

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.

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.

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

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Founded in 1875, UCLy (Catholic University of Lyon) combines respect for humanist values and openness to society.