How to Apply for a French Student Visa From Ghana … This is a complete guide on how to apply for student visa to study in France for Ghana – application, guideline, and requirements.
France has a rich history of culture ranging from cuisine, dancing, art, music, and education. There is a wide range of courses on offer for international students in France. Frances’ universities are starting to offer more English-taught programme options, a reason why most international students choose France as their study destination.
As an International student from Ghana, you will need to apply for a French student visa if you wish to school in any Frances’ University.
How to Apply for a French Student Visa From Ghana
The following is a simplified process which would help you to successfully secure the travel document to France:
Students from Ghana will need the VLS-TS to study in France. This visa category is specifically for international students who are enrolled in a Frances’ university.
Duration of French Student Visa
The student visa duration depends on the program you choose. The VLS-TS is valid for up to 3 months or more. The VLS-TS allows you to stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in France after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa or a visa renewal through the immigration office.
Cost of Study Visa for France
The cost of the French Student visa is 99.00 Euro. The price is always the same no matter the duration of your studies. You can pay the visa fee at the visa application centre in Ghana.
How to Renew Student Visa in France
You can renew your Student Visa as many times as you want, as long as you are enrolled in a Frances’ University. However, you will need to show evidence of your eligibility and must apply from inside the French territory before your visa expires. If you want to stay back at the end of your study, you will need to apply for another type of visa.
Required Documents for French Student Visa Application
The most important thing you will need to prove that you can support yourself during your study is financial support. You will be required to prove that you have 615 EUR/month either from a sponsor or already in your bank account.
You will also have to prove sufficient knowledge of French unless the course is taught in English. Should the course be taught in English, basic knowledge of French is however highly recommended.
Ghanaian students won’t need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in France.
Proof of acceptance for enrolment into a French University is also needed.
How to Apply For a French Student Visa From Ghana
- Apply for admission into a French University. Proceed to the next step when you have been granted admission.
- Visit the Visa Application Portal: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/web/france-visas/ma-demande-en-ligne
- Once you have completed your online application submit the application form at the French Embassy in Ghana.
- Track your visa application Status and see how and when to collect your visa.
French Student Visa Application Time
Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year. You should apply at least 3 months before your university degree programme starts.