If you're a student from Egypt, you'll need the Long-stay visa to study in France. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in France. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Long-stay visa to decide if studying abroad in France is right for you.
Here is what Egyptian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in France:
You will need to make an appointment online through one of the TLScontact centres in Egypt. You must fill out the visa application form online and then attend the appointment with all the required documents. Also bring a copy of each document, including the passport and its ID pages. Your biometrics will be collected at the centre.
Egyptian students will have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.
You won't have to attend a visa interview during the application process.
The Long-stay visa from France is valid for more than 6 months. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in France after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.
To apply for the French Long-stay visa , you will also have to pay a fee of 50 EUR. Depending on your situation, French authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Egypt, or through a bank transfer.
Egyptian students won't need to get health insurance for the French visa.
When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you have enough money to support yourself during your study programme. you need proof of funds of 615 EUR per month
Egyptian students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in France. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around France.
Egyptian students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in France.
Egyptian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in France.
Look at the French immigration website for more detailed visa information.
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