A haven for talent


International students in France

40% of PhD students

are from overseas

OECD, 2017

4th most popular

host country in the world
for foreign students

OECD, 2017

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#1 country

outside the Anglosphere for
hosting international students

OECD, 2017

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Student residence permit

Foreign nationals wishing to study in France can be issued with a long-stay visa equivalent to a “Student” residence permit that exempts them from obtaining a residence permit for the first year of their stay. At the end of the first year, for students who continue their studies, the Préfecture will issue a multi-year residence permit, for up to four years.

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A €45,000 project grant covering:

  • 12 months in one of the 41 selected partner incubators
  • A fast-track procedure for team members and their families to obtain a French residence permit
  • Tailored program of events to support their growth (masterclasses, networking, etc.)
  • Two annual Demodays with investors and business leaders
  • A Help Desk for administrative procedures
  • Practical support when moving to France

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Talent Passports

Multi-year residence permits for highly qualified people setting up a company or investing in France,
or artists, valid for up to four years on a renewable basis

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