- The type of visa you may need depends on the length of your programme:
Students arriving for short programme (less than 90 days) should apply for a short-stay visa valid for the Schengen area. Nationals of many countries will not require a visa for a short-stay programme. To find out about the specific procedure for your nationality, go to https://www.campusfrance.org/fr/visas-et-cartes-de-sejour
- Students of all nationalities willing to study in France for more than 90 days will need a long-stay student visa and a residence permit (VLS-TS). The VLS-TS is generally issued for one year and is renewable in France at the end of that period if the student is enrolled in full-time education in France.
Depending on your nationality, the VLS-TS will either be applied for via your Embassy/Consulate or Campus France if the organisation is present in your country.
- Remember that the visa is only valid for entry into France. Students who wish to stay in France for more than 90 days will also require a residence permit.
- Once you have registered and the enrolment letter has been received and the first payment has been made to IPAG Business School:
- If you are from one of the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo Brazzaville, South Korea, Ivory Coast, USA, Gabon, Guinea, India, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Russia, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, you will have to register with your local Campus France office to finalise your application and obtain a student visa.
- If you are not from a country in the list above, you should contact the French embassy in your country. It should take no more than 2 months to obtain your visa. Please note that citizens of the European Union, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, San Marino or the Vatican do not need visas.