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.
If you want to check whether you need a visa or not, click here.
There are 2 different types of visas:
Be aware that it is not possible to get a French visa while being in France.
Once in France, the EDHEC International Students Office will help you with the official procedures: either the visa validation or the residence permit renewal.
Students coming for a short period (one semester) may have a visa which does not need to be validated.
If you own a Long stay Visa (VLS-TS), your visa has to be validated within 3 months following your arrival in France.
Everything has to be done online, further information will be shared by ISO in due time.
If you need to extend or renew your long-stay visa or resident permit in France, the procedure is now 100% online.
Further information can be shared by ISO.
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.
For more information, click here.
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 as a job according to the French law.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of documents you must bring along to help you complete different administrative tasks.