You need to apply for a study visa in the case where you are not a French national or an EU citizen (defined as being a citizen of one of the 27 countries of the European Union).
Please consult the official governmental website about visas for France for general information on this topic (guidelines, type of visa, status, coming to France, etc.).
Furthermore, the French government has developed Visas Wizard, a platform that will allow you to determine if you need a visa, what type of visa, the necessary documents, the correspondent fees, etc.

To complete your visa application, you will receive:
  • a letter of acceptance to the University of Tours once your pre-registration file has been validated
  • a certificate of acceptance of university housing by the CROUS (if you have applied for residential housing – /!\ for private dwellings, you must ask the owner directly for the certificate)

Campus France procedure

Students from the following 69 countries are subject to the procedure «Etudes en France»:

Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad
Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Hong-Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan,
Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam.


Following the official nomination by your home university, you have been accepted at the UT as an international exchange student, within the framework of an international mobility of studies.
Thus, it is essential that you follow the "I have been accepted" procedure (most importantly, you must not go through the "I am an applicant" procedure for your visa application).

IMPORTANT: You must complete the Campus France procedure at least one and a half months before your departure date to France!

Contact the Campus France office in your place of residence for further information on the procedure and specific details: