International students: Applying for your student visa

International Students application

All international students must ensure that all visa requirements are completed before arriving to France. We strongly suggest that you apply for your visa, if required, upon application to our programmes.

Citizens of certain countries are REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THEIR VISA via the CEF platform. CEF procedures apply to the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, India, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.

You must therefore use the online CEF procedure at:

The CEF mechanism offers prospective students the benefit of guidance and support at every step in the admission process (particularly the visa request), from application to enrollment. It even allows applicants to apply for their visa online and to track the progress of their electronic application. Applicants open a personal account on the Web site of the Campus France office in their country of residence.

From there they follow a paperless procedure that enables them to submit applications for admission and to dialog with the staff of the Campus France office in their country and with representatives of the institutions from which they hope to receive an offer of admission (whether under the DAP program or not).

PLEASE NOTE: The CEF application must be completed at the same time as the MAN-IMAL Master’s application.

You live in a country where CEF procedures do not apply

You are not required to apply via the Campus France website. You must apply for your student visa with the French Embassy of your home country.

You are a national of the European Union (EU) or of the European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra or Switzerland

For European students, there is no visa requirement nor complex procedures to follow!

FINANCIAL AID MAN-IMAL offers 2 types of financial aid for the following profiles:

  • French citizens: a monthly grant is available for French citizens with outstanding academic achievements and who are in need of financial aid.
  • International students: a monthly grant is available for international students with outstanding academic achievements and whose application file corresponds to the programme’s selection criteria.

If you would like to apply for financial aid, please follow the instructions outlined in the online Application Form.