Not required if the student wants to pursue English taught higher education programmes.
The average tuition fees and living accommodation costs is 16,000 – 19,000 Euro per year.
The long-stay visa allows the student to stay in France for up to one year for studies after which he needs to apply for multi-year student residency permit to continue to study in France. It also gives the right to travel freely and stay in countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This visa, also gives the student the permit to work 964 hours annually averaging to about 20 hours per week.
You can renew your right to stay in France to continue your studies under certain conditions and also request a multi-year residency permit at least two months before the long-stay visa expires. The duration of the residence permit may vary from one to four years.