Lakhs of International Students study at institutes in France every year. The Indian student population seeking education in France is also growing. Education here is subsidized by the state, making it affordable. Education in France is basically classified into two categories. One is the University type and the other is "Grande’s Ecoles" (popularly known as Competitive Institutes). There are about 87 universities and over 300 Grandes Ecoles. The universities offer general courses and professional courses. The universities cover all disciplines and trains students for research. Admission to the Grandes Ecoles includes a rigorous selection process and offers courses that are career oriented.

France Visa Procedure

The procedure is as follows

First Step

create an online Campus France registration file on Please contact the nearest Campus France office for further information (see below). Edufrance Desk will provide you: general information on higher education in France help in your search for the right school to suit your needs practical information on life in France.

Second Step

obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the designated official. You can schedule an appointment through the online file or by calling/mailing the Campus France official.

For Interview

Students residing out of Mumbai can ask for an appointment at the nearest Alliance Française / Campus France office. Contact details of the Alliance Franchise / Campus France offices which fall under the jurisdiction of this Consulate General are as follows:

Alliance Francaise Bombay 
Theosophy Hall, 
40 New Marine Lines, 
Mumbai 400 020
Tel (0091) (22) 22 03 59 93 / 22 03 61 87
Fax (0091) (22) 22 06 61 57 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mr. Bernard ROUHAUD
Alliance Francaise Bangalore 
P.B. No.108,
Thimmaiah Road, 
Vasanthnagar, Bangalore 560 052
Tel (0091) (80) 4123 13 40/44/45
Fax (0091) (80) 4123 13 47 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mr. Nino CICCARONE  
Alliance Francaise Ahmedabad 
Shahid Vir Kinarivala Marg, 
Opp Gujarat College, 
Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad 380 006
Tel (0091) (22) (79) 26 40 15 51 / 26 56 02 71
Fax (0091) (22) (79) 26 56 02 11 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Ms. Annick PELLE
Alliance Française Goa 
305/306, Akash Bhavan,
H. Salgado Road,
Panjim , Goa 403 001 
Tel (0091) (832) 2420 049
Fax (0091) (832) 2420 049 / 2452 212 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mrs. Marise D’LIMA
Alliance Francaise Bhopal 
E7 ; 639 Arera Colony,
Bhopal 462 016
Tel (0091) (755) 2466 595
Fax (0091) (755) 2466 705 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mr. Christian CHATTON
Alliance Francaise Poona 
30, Amar Housing Society, 
Gulmohar Lane, Off Law College Road, 
Pune 411 004
Tel (0091) (20) 2545 75 81/85/72
Fax (0091) (20) 2545 75 81 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mr. Jean-Jacques SCAEROU
Alliance Francaise Hyderabad 
Road No. 16, Plot no. 9, 
Lane No. 1, Street No. 6,
Near Vignanand Jyoti institue of Management,
Hyderabad 500 026
Tel (0091) (40) 770 07 34/35/36
Fax (0091) (40) 770 07 34 
e-mail :
Web site :
Director : Mr. Frederic DART  

Documents required for NOC Interview

Following documents are required in 2 sets of photocopy and originals for verification:

  • A letter of registration / admission from a French Academic Institution.

  • Proof of resources for tuition fees and 500 Euros/month for living expenses during the period of stay (1 year) housing, food, medical expenses, transport etc.,) or a sponsorship letter for accommodation from the city where you plan to study along with supporting documents showing availability of a minimum of 250 Euros per month for living expenses.

  • Proof of accommodation in France for the period of stay.

  • Short Bio-data.

  • 4 passport size photographs with light background.

  • Copies of your degrees / diplomas and certificates (+2/BA/BSc/BE/MA/MSc)

  • Copy (first 2 pages) of valid passport for the entire period of stay in France.

  • Air ticket or Reservation print out of Air ticket.

  • For short and long duration stay in France the student should take a comprehensive "overseas medical policy and repatriation policy" for 3 months (copy to be attached).

  • A demand draft of Rs 6500, - in favor of “CEDUST” payable at New Delhi (Campus France registration fee) is to be submitted on the day of the interview or on a prior date.

Third Step

After obtaining the NOC, the student will be given a presentation letter in view of the appointment with the Consulate through VFS (Tel: 022 66314000, web: . Fees - Student: 50 Euros (as per current exchange rate) + Processing fees (see

Visa Requirements

The following documents are required to obtain a student visa.

  • A valid passport

  • Certificate of registration from a French University/Grande’s Ecoles

  • Proof of having sufficient resources to cover expenses for one year of stay. Please check the exact amount to show from the French Consulate.

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