An Indian citizen or legal resident whose age is above 18 and wish to pursue education in France for the period covering more than three months, the individuals are required to complete the campus France application process prior applying for the French Student Visa.
The Categories for Overseas Students in France as well as for Domestic Students include
- Full-time program
- Student exchange programs ( less than three months)
- French language learning programs ( less than three months)
- Eramus Mundas programs
- Internship programs that are part of undergraduate/Masters level program.
As International Students, you are eligible to take paid work for-964 hours for each year (about 60% of full-time employment for a year) while you are on the course, as long as you have a valid residency permit. The individual can also work in a university or other educational institutions with contracts up to a year running between September 1st to August 31st, as long it does not affect your studies. If any queries contact the France visa guidance cell, they would help in resolving all your queries.
A Study in France is lucrative for those holding minimum Master’s degree, they can apply for further one year, nonrenewable temporary residence permit, which does allow the individual to work in any job upto 60 percent of a normal working week.
If the individual find work wherein the salary is minimum 1.5 times the minimum wage, then they can contact their local prefecture to change their status from student to employee full time.
In order to make it attractive for graduates belonging to Indian origin to stay In France, it is now possible for the Indian student to obtain a visa that last up to five years if they attained Master’s or done P.H.D. course from a higher education intuition of France.