FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/ANSWERS ABOUT VISAS FOR STUDYING FRENCH IN FRANCE
Many of you ask us about Visas to come and study in France.
You do not need a visa if you are European.
For other countries, you can get information from the French embassy in your country, as the conditions are different depending on the length of your stay and on your country of origin.
No, you do not need a visa to study at Accent Français. However, you may need a visa to enter France.
If you are a citizen of the European Union, a member state of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you do not need a visa to come to France.
For people of other nationalities, depending on your nationality and the length of your stay, you may need a visa.
There are several types of visa:
You can check it on the official suite of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs :
No, Accent Français does not provide a visa, but French language courses in France and more specifically in Montpellier. If you have any questions about visas, please contact the French Embassy nearest to you.
More information on the official website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs :
Once we have received your complete registration (registration form and payment for the programme), we will send you a school certificate / invitation letter and a confirmation of registration for your application to the Embassy.
It is your responsibility to gather the other documents required by the embassy for your visa application (proof of income, valid passport, photos, payment of administrative fees, etc).
Accent Français regularly offers promotions on its programs, but we do not offer scholarships.
The French government offers scholarships, you can consult the list on the official website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Yes, you can access our current prices on our official website:
In case of delay in the visa procedure:
• The student can keep the initial start date or change the date once without charge and no later than 15 days before the initial start of the programme. Any further requests for changes will be charged at €50.
• If the request for postponement is made less than 15 days before the start of the course, a postponement fee of 50€ will be charged for the first request. If the postponement is followed by a cancellation due to visa refusal, our cancellation conditions and fees will apply (75% cancellation fee). Once the course start date has passed, it is no longer possible to change or postpone it.
In case of visa refusal, the stay will be cancelled upon receipt of the visa refusal letter. To obtain a refund, you must inform us of the refusal at least 2 weeks before your arrival.
• If the cancellation request is made at least 15 days before the course start date and no postponement has been previously arranged, a penalty of 80€ will be retained in addition to the non-refundable registration fee (80€).
• If the cancellation request is made less than 15 days before the course start date or following a previous postponement, our cancellation conditions and fees will apply (75% cancellation fee).
Registration fees are non-refundable (80€),
30% of the total amount withheld if cancellation 30 days or more before the start of the course,
50% of the total amount withheld if cancellation 16 to 29 days before the start of the course,
75% of the total amount withheld if cancelled 3 to 15 days before the start of the course,
100% of the total amount for a cancellation on the Friday before or after the start of the course.
To book your programme, you must return your completed registration form :
We will send you your registration certificate / invitation letter and your registration confirmation when your registration file is complete:
Accent Français reserves the right to cancel your enrolment if no payment has been received 1 month before the start of the course. We will also ask you to take our online level test 4 to 6 weeks in advance in order to confirm your course program and organize it in the best possible conditions.