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.

I would like to follow a course with you, do I need a visa?

No, you do not need a visa to study at Accent Français. However, you may need a visa to enter France.

Do I need a visa to come to 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:

  • Short-stay visa - Schengen: valid for a stay of less than 90 days on French territory (only 1 stay per 6-month period possible), non-renewable visa
  • Long-stay visa valid as a residence permit (VLS-TS) - valid for 4 to 12 months: This visa, known as the VLS-TS, is like a residence permit and exempts you from applying for a residence permit at the prefecture as soon as you arrive in France. You are particularly concerned in the following cases Student, Employee (holder of an open-ended contract), Spouse of a French national, Talent Passport. Within 3 months of your arrival in France, you must validate your VLS-TS and pay a tax (except for temporary workers) in addition to the visa fee.

You can check it on the official suite of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs :

Can Accent Français provide me with a visa? 

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 :​​​​​​

Can Accent Français help me get a visa?

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).

Does Accent Français offer scholarships?

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:

Are there any fees for studying with Accent Français?

Yes, you can access our current prices on our official website:

What happens if I am refused a visa?

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. We will then refund the stay, after deduction of the registration fee and bank charges. If we have not been notified in time, our cancellation conditions and fees will apply.
Cancellation charges: 

  • 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.

      How do I register for a programme?

      To book your programme, you must return your completed registration form :    

      • From our website :
      • By post to Accent Français, 2 rue de Verdun - 34000 Montpellier – France
      • on site at the school reception desk

        We will send you your registration certificate / invitation letter and your registration confirmation when your registration file is complete: 

        • registration form duly completed,
        • full payment of the programme (partial payment does not allow for the publication of your invitation letter),
        • other required documents (discharge for under-age students, greeting card, etc.).

          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.

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