Student Study Visa for FRANCE

  • Visa de long séjour études (long-stay visa): If you want to study for longer than six months, then you need to apply for this visa. This type of study visa lasts for the duration of your course in France i.e. three years for bachelors, two years for masters, and four years for a Phd. Long-stay visas act as residence permits and are called VLT-TS.


Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done only by the applicant himself or through a travel agent authorized by the Embassy of France, New Delhi. The French Student Visa has two distinct stages of application. One at the Campus France and the other at the embassy. The set of documents can vary for both of them. You would be required to submit originals at Campus France and Photo-copies at the embassy/ consulate/ Visa Application Centres.

Cost of Visa

The Visa Fee for Long Stay National Visa for Study purposes is €99 for students applying for bachelors/ masters courses. For dual course applicants as well as exchange students, the fee is the same. This amount needs to be paid at the nearest BNP Paribas Branch.

Apart from this charge, you would also be required to pay the Visa Processing charge of €50 which is at present at INR 4338 as well as the VFS Service Fees and handling charges which amount to INR 1467 (inclusive of taxes). Please note the visa fee for applicants applying to the France Visa Application Center in New Delhi and Kolkata is payable by a Bank Draft.

Note: It is always advisable to check with the embassy/ consulate before you submit your application about the Visa Fee as exchange rates are subject to change.

When you go for your interview, you would be required to carry all your documents in the original plus a copy of all the documents.