For a student entering a competitive examination

This visa enables the holder to attend an interview or a competitive entrance examination for a public or private higher education institution. In the event of success, the student may request, without returning to his/her country of origin, a one-year renewable residence permit from the Préfecture.

For that purpose, you must consult the French embassy in your country of origin.


You may also consult the website of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs