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Visa Request

Do you need a visa to study in France ?

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NEOMA BS requires non-European students to have one of the following documents to be able to study with us:

Short-stay visas

Long-stay visas

  • Visa D – Long séjour temporaire « Dispense temporaire de carte de séjour »
  • Visa D – R311-3 6° « Etudiant »
  • Visa D « Mineur scolarisé »
  • Visa D – Visa de retour (only if Residence Permit Card in the process of fabrication in a French Prefecture)

Residence Permit

Visas (for non-European citizens only)

Non-European nationals (from outside the European Economic Area nationals = EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Switzerland) must obtain a student visa to enter and study in France. Here is a helpful guide to applying for your visa:


For students living in the following countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vietnam

What to do :

  • Create your account on the Pastel platform : VISA APPLICATION – CAMPUS FRANCE
  • Receive your login and password
  • Log in again on the same site and begin the application as Admitted Candidate (follow this video tutorial)
  • Exchange students : select your home university
  • Degree-Seeking students : select NEOMA BS + the programme chosen
  • Pass the interview (if not exempted, as most exchange students)
  • Organize the payment of the fees – Get your Campus France attestation and prepare the paper file for the French Consulate

Classic Visa Procedure

For students living in all other countries.

What to do :

Please see your local French Consulate or French Embassy for information on the exact visa requirements and procedure to follow to obtain your visa to study in France. In some countries you have to deposit your file in agencies like TLS or VFS – this is indicated on each individual French Consulate website.

Documents needed from NEOMA BS

Admission Letter – Admission letters will be sent to your home university’s International Office (for exchange students) or to your home address (for degree-seeking students).

Provisional Housing Certificate – This document is required by the French Consulate, in the late stages of the visa request procedure. We send you a provisional certificate upon request, to allow you to proceed with the visa request before your housing arrangements have been finalized.

International Mobility for Non-European Students Living & Studying in Europe

Are you a non-European student coming to NEOMA on exchange from one of our partner universities in Europe?

If so, and you also have a residence permit marked “student-mobility program” or “researcher” issued by another Member State of the European Union (the terms may vary from one country to another): you have the possibility to apply for an international mobility authorization given from our French Department of the Interior (Ministère de l’Intérieur).

This international mobility authorization will dispense you from having to apply for a visa for France.

Unfortunately, only residence permits are accepted, and not student-mobility visas.

What to do:

Please send the following documents to the HUB by e-mail, as we will have to submit your file to the French Department of the Interior at least one month before your arrival:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your residence permit
  • Proof of financial resources for the whole period of your exchange: minimum 615€/month. This can be in the form of a sworn statement, bank statements (if you have sufficient funds on your account), or a copy of a grant certificate.
  • European Health insurance certificate
  • Admission letter for your exchange semester/year at NEOMA.


Other European country visa holders (non-EU members), or students with a regular residence permit (not marked “international mobility”) will have to apply for a French visa at their nearest French Consulate (but NOT with Campus France).

Visa Renewal

This section is for new international students at NEOMA BS who:are living in France at the time of your admission,or arrived in France through a “visa-concours”.

The renewal of your visa or residence authorization must be done 3 months before the expiration of your current document.

To begin the renewal procedure, please contact:

If you contact us less than 2 months before the expiration of your visa or residence permit, you will have to return to your home country and apply for a new visa.

Your passport must be valid for the entire length of your stay with us, or at least the 1st year of your studies.

Complementary information can be found at:

Visas at a Glance

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Visas at a glance

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