Business Schools in France: A Detailed Guide

    Updated on: 04 Sep 2023 7 min read


    France is no longer just a tourist destination. A growing number of international students choose it as their study destination. Did you know that the country boasts of 3900 private and public institutions of higher education or that 41 French schools feature in the top in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021?

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    Work visa 

    • Students who are headed for an MBA in France need to apply for the Visa de long séjour etudes. This visa allows them to stay for the entire duration of their program. This visa also acts as a residence permit. 
    • International students are allowed to work 964 hours a year during their studies, provided they maintain their grades. 
    • After their graduation, students holding an MBA degree can apply for non-renewable one-year temporary residence permits. Under this permit, they would be allowed to work up to 60% of a normal working week. During this period, they are allowed to search for a full-time job. 
    • Once an international student gets a full-time job that pays them 1.5 times the minimum wage, they are eligible to apply for a change in their visa status - from student to full-time employee.  They can also apply for a work permit. 
    • Indian students holding a Master’s degree from France can additionally obtain five-year visas. 


    Armed with all the above knowledge, we are sure you are now ready to apply to your dream business school in France. Still need help with your la République study dream? Then get in touch with GyanDhan now and get all the help you need for your French higher study dream and that too for free! 

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A vampire hunter, a renowned archaeologist, and an Oscar-winning filmmaker... Rahul is none of them. He is just a curious soul whose interest in education and finance sectors goes beyond his journalism degree and the monthly salary.

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