STUDENT COUNCIL

SAMA STUDENT COUNCIL WAS INITIATED TO FACILITATE THE CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS STUDY AND LIVE IN FRANCE AND TO ADDRESS ISSUES/CONCERNS/PROBLEMS FACED BY THEM

STUDENT COUNCIL COORDINATOR

WHAT WE DO.

SAMA France is committed to support prospective students who will be traveling to France for their studies. SAMA France has received numerous requests/concerns from prospective students in the recent past, and this association feels that it is their moral responsibility to address these issues and help students with their queries and concerns. 

To address, resolve and answer queries and concerns, SAMA France decided to establish a dedicated Student Council to address the issues/concerns/problems faced by prospective students in France. The student council researched on the problems faced by students in detail, discussed the various issues and derived a documentation which contains all the information needed for prospective students.

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"France - An environment favorable to innovation and to young entrepreneurs"

By choosing to study in France, you will have the chance to discover a society that is multicultural and open, proud of its history and looking forward to the future.

For your future professional life, this academic stay in France will be an advantage. You will be leaving with essential knowledge, backed up by internationally-recognised certification.. Whether your interests lie in the theatre and music or in fine cuisine, no one leaves disappointed: in France, there’s something for everyone.

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study in france vlog SERIES

 

 

 

Due to the comprehensive number of requests from students/prospective students, SAMA, in partnership with one of our key student council member and YouTube star Jayakrishnan AP, presents the first of many Vlogs that explains the basics of french higher education and life in France.

STUDY IN FRANCE VLOG 01

Basics of French Education and living in France

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guidelines for studying in france

WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE TO COME TO FRANCE​

France’s excellent economic power with the heritage of Sorbonne, one of the first universities of the world, always inspires and allures international students to come here and exercise their education. 

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FINDING THE RIGHT INSTITUTION AND COURSE FOR YOUR HIGHER STUDIES​

France offers courses taught in both French and English, and a variety of globally recognized degrees. Finding the right institution takes time and research.

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HOW DO I APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO A SELECTED UNIVERSITY?

Non-EU/EEA students should apply through an online application system formerly known as CEF and currently called the ‘Studying in France procedure’. Through this system, you may also apply for your visa online and track the progress of your application. Applicatin process can be tiring and time consuming. 

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your average expense in france

The cost of living for a foreign student in France depends on many factors such as the type of accommodation, the city where you live, if you prefer to cook or eat out and of course, there are budgets for all pockets.

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find and apply for scholarship in french institutions

French public institutes and the Erasmus+ program offer a large number of scholarships for foreign students to help them finance their studies in France and Europe.

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MY COLLEGE APPLICATION JOURNEY

The very first step is to find the right course to pursue your higher studies. Then it is always important to do research about the main universities in which you can find your corresponding stream.

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CHECKLIST BEFORE ARRIVING IN FRANCE

Excitement to leave the parent country could sometimes leave a student unprepared, when they arrive in this beautiful country called France. Here is our checklist.

LEARNING FRENCH LANGUAGE

French is a beautiful language but also known for its tricky pronunciations, verbs and grammar rules. Of course, as all other languages, practice is essential. Know more about our tips and tricks.

HOW TO FIND AFFORDABLE AND TRUST-WORTHY ACCOMMODATION ?

Finding accommodation in the major cities is becoming increasingly difficult. Accommodation prices in Paris are twice as expensive on average, than outside of the city. So how to find a trustworthy accomodation ?

Everythingto know about visa procedure

French Student Visa has two distinct stages of application. One at the Campus France and the other at the embassy which will be done on behalf of VFS Global.

STUDENT LIFE IN FRANCE

This section aims to help students acclimatize with various topics like living costs, accommodation, administrative procedures in France, things to purchase, information about social security and emergency services of France.

Arranging the apostilled documents

There is a need for the documents to be apostilled before coming to France which can help you with your French administrative procedures

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finding part time jobs in france

Finding part time jobs in France can be tricky without the French language knowledge. Know more about your rights and other details about how to go forward with your job search once you arrive here in France

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administrative procedures

France is a land of administrative procedures and as an international student; one will find yourself spending a lot of time doing administrative procedures. Out of the many administrative procedures that you will be required to do, the following are the ones that need to be done immediately on your arrival in France.

Visa renewal & aps

The various visa renewal methods and details of procuring an APS is described in this section. 

GUIDE TO SECURE A JOB IN FRANCE

This section explains the short cuts for securing a job in France after a student completes his studies. Guidelines are provided on how to create a winning resume/cover letter and how to crack an interview.

Meet The STUDENT COUNCIL Team

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