For students coming from the European Union and the European Economic Area countries (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), an ID CARD is sufficient to enter France.
Students coming from a non-European country must get a valid passport and visa.
Students coming from a non-European country must get a visa before their arrival in France through the French Consulate of your country of origin.
There are 2 different types of visas:
Be aware that it is not possible to get a French visa while being in France.
Student who have a long-stay visa or a Schengen visa, are allowed to travel within the Schengen Area.
Here is an exhaustive list of the signatory states
The French Social Security (National Health Insurance System) does not cover you outside of France. You have to take out travel insurance in your home country.
Once in France, the EDHEC International Students Office will help you with the official procedures: either the visa validation or the residence permit renewal.
Do not send any document to the immigration office and do not go to the prefecture, EDHEC ISO will organize everything.
Students coming for just one semester may have a visa which does not need to be validated.
Your visa has to be validated within 3 months of your arrival in France. Here are the different steps of the visa validation process:
OFII requires administrative costs
If you need to extend or renew your long-stay visa or resident permit in France whilst still a student at EDHEC, the ISO organizes sessions for you in cooperation with the Prefecture.
Full year students with a long-stay visa are allowed to work up to 964 hours per year - that means 60% of the annual legal duration of working hours in France.
The period starts from the first day of the visa validation or of the residence permit.
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All international students can do internships in France. The only condition is to obtain an internship contract - called "convention de stage" - that is provided by the EDHEC Career Center (available only for full year students).
An internship is not considered a job by the French law.