Visas & residence permits
This is a guide to get you started on what you need to know about visas and residence permits.
1. For European citizens, residence permits are not required (nor visas).
2. If you need to get a visa, you should start the application process as soon as you can.
The procedure is the following :
Once you have been accepted by Montpellier Business School, and paid your deposit, you will receive a “lettre d’acceptation” (letter of acceptance) from Montpellier Business School.
Then, you should apply by going to the Campus France website of your country and fill in the on-line form. Campus France will guide you through the rest of the visa application procedure.
Please inform us of your Campus France identification number as soon as you have it.
Check on the link below the CampusFrance offices near you :
If you don’t find you country on the list above, you should contact your nearest French Embassy to apply for a visa once you have received the letter of acceptance from Montpellier Business School.
3. Residence permits
If you need a residence permit, you should apply as soon as you arrive in France. Montpellier Business School will assist you in getting your residence permit.
To obtain a residence permit, you must get together the following documents before your arrival in France, and bring them with you :
- A birth certificate translated into French by a certified translator (you can get this translated once in France- although it may be cheaper to do this in your own country)
- A financial resources certificate from your bank (converted into euros)
- A copy of your vaccination certification
If, during your academic year, you have to do an internship, you can do so without any work permit, you just need an Internship Agreement signed by yourself, the company and Montpellier Business School.