There are a few sorts of French student visa, and the one you require will contrast contingent upon to what extent you are wanting to think about in France for.
Schengen student visa (short-remain)
On the off chance that your studies will last for three months, and you are certain you won't spend any more extended in the France, then you ought to apply for the short-stay or Schengen student visa. The Schengen student visa is issued for nothing out of pocket and can't be renewed.
Visa to sit placement tests
In the event that you have to go to France with a specific end goal to sit at least one college entrance exam, you can apply for the visa for sitting entrance exams. On the off chance that you sit your exam and pass, you are then qualified to apply for a renewable, one-year residence permit. For more data, contact the admission branch of the French institutes you wish to learn at.
Known as the visa de long or the expanded stay VLT-TS, the long-stay visa is the thing that you require in the event that you wish to think about in France for longer than six months. This visa goes about as a residence permit and goes on for the term of your study period. Algerian nationals don't require the VLS-TS, however, are liable to various arrangements. Contact your institute or the French office/international embassy in your own nation for more data.
Nationals from various countries will apply for their French student visa through Campus France, the nation's legitimate national organization for higher education and global students. Those students would likewise have been required to utilize Campus France to apply to their picked French organization, through the CEF strategy.
Documents that need to submit
An official acknowledgment letter onto an authorize program at a French institute. This ought to be on authoritatively headed paper, highlighting your full points of interest, the subtle elements of your program of study and the begin and end dates of study.
Confirmation of adequate assets for living in the nation. The present sum required is €615 (US$820) every month, which can be appeared with a bank explanation, an underwriter's letter or a notice of subsidizing from a credit, grant or give.
Verification of return ticket home. Regularly this is as the genuine ticket or reservation demonstrating the date of flight, yet can be a written by hand articulation of expectation, including proposed takeoff dates.
Evidence of financial proof (least cover €30,000, US$40,150)
Evidence of settlement. Can be appeared as student lodging application or an endorsement of board and cabin or 'authentication d'accueil' (in case you're living with companions or relatives).
Evidence of capability in French, in the event that you concentrate a French-language course.
Obtainning Resident permit in France
Upon the close of the initial residence permit (the one incorporated with the VLS-TS visa), students and research scholars alike should renew their residence permit at the prefecture for the range in which they live (in Paris, the prefecture of police). The new residence permit is an overlaid card that is separate from the visa. The cost of renewal is €30.
Students and researchers are not required to come back to their nation of origin and apply for another visa.
Where to apply
Applications for a residence permit are for the most part made at the prefecture or subprefecture for the zone in which the student lives. In a few divisions of France, the prefectures have built up satellite workplaces for the accommodation of international students.
Students living in Paris must visit the site of the prefecture of police to schedule an appointment 2–3 months preceding the expiration of their residence permit.
When to apply
Applications must be submitted to the prefecture within 2 months of the date of expiration of the present residence permit. It is a smart thought for imminent candidates to contact the prefecture before the start of this 2-month time period with a specific end goal to realize what will be anticipated from them.
Upon submission of an entire application, the student has issued a receipt that fills in as an interim residence permit until an ultimate conclusion is made on the student's application. Receipts are issued for complete applications as it were!
In spite of the fact that the prefecture will handle applications that don't meet the expressed due dates, it is emphatically prescribed that student adheres to the dates and due dates set by the prefecture.
The student will be made a request to give prove that he or she is without a doubt seeking after the course of study for which the first visa was issued. That proof may appear as an endorsement of enrollment, study reports, or different records bearing witness to the student's participation and accomplishment.
The student should likewise outfit prove, in a shape agreeable to the prefecture, that he or she has adequate money related assets—at any rate, €615 every month. In the event that the student has been working while in France, the wage from business is checked toward this necessity.