Prepare for your stay
Get useful information about French postsecondary studies
- Various education opportunities in France (Exchanges, full programs, French courses, programs taught in English, joint diplomas, joint thesis, Erasmus Mundus…)
2. Submit your application
To enroll in a graduate program and earn a French degree:
-Follow the DAP procedure if you want to enrol in a 1st or a 2nd year of post-secondary studies at a university or if you wish to enrol in a national school of architecture.
You must obtain a file, fill it out and submit it between the December 1 and January 31
-If you wish to enroll in an other programs (a Master’s program, a PhD, a DUT, a BTS, a business school, an engineering school, a summer program or French courses), you will need to follow the instructions provided by the program in question.
Procedures and deadlines may change depending on the institution or program. Please ask your university to learn how to proceed.
To register for an academic exchange:
If you are leaving within the framework of an exchange, you simply have to apply for a visa.
To enroll in a joint PhD degree program
Ask your university directly about how to enrol in a joint PhD program.
Your cotutelle agreement should specify the schedule of your study stays in each country. The schedule is usually determined at the beginning of the first year of doctoral studies but it can be modified later.
3. Get all the necessary information about how to finance your studies
4. Look for housing
At least one month before leaving
5. Apply for a visa
6. Plan your budget