France, at the heart of Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Mediterranean to the South, is considered as the natural gateway to Europe. It is an educational and cultural hub for students from across the globe and is perfect for a students' life. It is also a very safe place for young people. It is not very big, but is very pretty. Studying in France will be an enriching experience for the students with its extensive macro-environment. Universities in France provide top class education with good opportunities for students to conduct research in modern facilities and offer a wide range of study subjects. Paris, the French capital, was declared the best student city for its academic resources and bustling nightlife beating out London, Singapore, Sydney, Zurich, Boston and many others. The country has more than 200 engineering schools and 220 business schools, including the extremely prestigious grandes écoles. The close proximity of France to other European destinations provides students an excellent opportunity to explore a number of European countries in addition to France. For those seeking a top-rate education in a vibrant and cultured setting, France offers the ultimate joie de vivre. Furthermore, Students with French degrees have a leading edge in the job market as a result of the partnerships between top companies and French higher education institutions.
Following is the list of documents required by Indian students:
- Evidence of proficiency in English language, e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, Etc.
- Authorised test, e.g., GRE, GMAT (as per the requirement of the programme)
- Attested copies of documents such as X, XII and Degree (if relevant), mark sheets along with Re-sits
- Two academic references
- Two employers’ references (if relevant)
- SOP (Statement of Purpose)
- Passport size photographs
- Portfolio – for Architecture, Art and Design Courses
- Application fees draft (if relevant)
- Extracurricular activities achievement and additional certificates
Students must register with accessacademix to find out about the admission procedure and to get advice about the study opportunities. After registration, the students will be guided through the various stages. This will improve their chance of seeking admission in their preferred institutions.
Registration: Upon registration you will be adviced by our staff at ACCESS ACADEMIX .
Profiling: Your academic qualifications, financial status, working experience, interests and aspirations as well as career goals will be assessed by us.
Standardized tests: We assess the necessity of any standardized test you might require to attend and will review any results that you may have acquired already.
Selection of University and Courses: The potential universities and courses that match with your profile will be shortlisted.
Editing the Documents: We will be editing your letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, essays and resume.
Review of Application and Submission: The completed application form will be assessed by us before submitting it to universities.
Preparation for the Interview: We will assist you by providing mock interview sessions for the interview that you might have with the chosen universities
Visa Counseling: We will make arrangements for you to prepare well for the interview (including mock sessions) that you might have with embassies and high commissions and will also assess the documentation required for the visa application.
Information about Pre-departure: Exclusive information about the country will be delivered to you to make sure that you are well prepared for your life at a university overseas.
If you hold a Master’s degree you can apply for a further one year, non-renewable temporary residence permit, which will allow you to work in any job up to 60 percent of a normal working week. If you find work offering a salary of at least 1.5 times the minimum wage, then you can contact your local préfecture to change your status from student to employee and work full-time. After graduation, you may stay in France for one year to look for work in an area related to your course. Once you have found a job, you can apply for a work permit and attach a letter from the prospective employer confirming the position, and then apply for a resident permit.
After Graduation for Indian NationalsFor Indian nationals, it is now possible to obtain visas lasting up to two years if they have graduated from a Master’s or PhD course from a French higher education institution.
International students have the right to work while studying in France as long as they are enrolled in any institution that participates in the national student health-care plan. Students who are not nationals of EU member countries must also hold a valid residency permit. The right to work applies to all students, inlcuding those who are in France for the first time, those who are enrolled in the first year of a university program, and those who are enrolled full-time in a language school. The law allows students to work up to 964 hours in a year, which is about 60% of full-time employment for the year. Do not expect to meet all of your expenses by working part-time. You must have other means of support too. France has a national minimum hourly wage, known as the SMIC. The SMIC presently stands at € 9,61 gross per hour worked since January 1, 2015, before mandatory withholding for social benefits. Withholding reduces the worker’s net wage by about 20%. You are no longer required to obtain temporary employment authorization (APT, Autorisation Provisoire de Travail) in order to work part-time while enrolled. (Exception: Algerian students are still covered by the Franco-Algerian agreement of December 27, 1968.)