Three scenarios are possible:

 -For students joining an exchange program (between their Canadian university and a French establishment), these students must apply for their visa with the French consulate of their jurisdiction.

-Students wishing to go to France on an individual basis and holders of a letter of acceptance from a French establishment are assisted by a CampusFrance counsellor in the preparation of their stay.

-Students wishing to go to France on an individual basis and who are not registered. Registration is often done online with the institution of her/his choice.  These students can be assisted in their application and registration procedure with a CampusFrance counsellor.