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Why Study In France

Here are the reasons why you should choose France as your study abroad destination.

Education System in France

The French education system is one of the highly centralized in the world. French universities involve 2.5 million students out of which 12% are from abroad. France being one of the most sought after study abroad destinations invites an abundant number of students every year from all over the world. French universities hold expertise in sectors such as Information technology, business, Gastronomy, and Art. The great multicultural study experience France provides is another major reason for being a popular study destination.

Living Expenses and Cost of studying

The living expenses and tuition fees for a student wanting to pursue an Undergraduate program may cost somewhere between 11000 – 25000 Euro per year. Similarly, for someone wanting to pursue a Postgraduate program in France may have to spend up to 30,000 EURO. Students can either choose to reside within the campus or stay in private student residences. The rent for University residence may cost somewhere between 250 to 400 Euros and Private student residence may charge rent up to 1000 Euros.

Employment opportunity in France

Students who study in France are encouraged to work part time for up to 20 hours per week, off-campus. Students who have earned a Master’s Degree in France may apply for Temporary residency authorization letter from the government which enables them to stay back for 12 more months and work at any job.

A safe and welcoming environment

France, being the multi-cultural society has a reputation for being the most welcoming country for the international community. The climate that exists in France is the most pleasant in the world which also influences the mood of the population generally.

Contact Ridaan Overseas  for more information on the courses, universities, application process, and Visa process. Our qualified Professional possessing rich experience in the field of overseas education ensures students a quality and hassle-free application process thus allowing them to land on their preferred university.

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Education Cost


Do you aspire to study abroad in a prestigious educational institution, pursuing higher education in yourdesired field of study? However, thinking of the remarkable cost associated with studying overseas puts you off every time? Not anymore!

RidaanOverseas is here to guide you with the best financial aid that can make the overall study abroadexperience seamless and budget-friendly.

We can assist you in bagging a study-abroad scholarship that can be leveraged to pay for your travel,course, books, accommodation and credits. A student scholarship is a monetary award or a type offinancial aid that most governments and universities across the globe provide to high-performing international students. Most often, the programmes are designed to allure the best talent pool in their own countries. This provides an opportunity to the brightest of minds to achieve their dream of pursuing higher education in a premier institution but without breaking their bank.

Types of Study-Abroad Scholarships

We can provide expert assistance and help you get the following scholarships to finance your higher
education abroad:

  •  Merit-based scholarship: Many top-notch universities abroad provide merit-based scholarships toattract the most talented students internationally. This type of financial aid is granted on the basis ofacademic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular merit of a candidate.
  • Programme-based scholarship: This kind of scholarship is offered by specialised study-abroadprogrammes and/or universities and colleges, and is applicable only to qualified applicants. Typically,the scholarship is granted based on a candidate’s academic or personal achievements, but theprerequisites may vary depending on the type of scholarship.
  • Subject-specific scholarship: Certain institutions or universities provide financial aid to studentsenrolling in specific subjects as their field of study or major. Qualifications for availing such financialrelief may vary based on prerequisites of each scholarship.
  • Need-based scholarship: Providing financial assistance to international students with a poorfinancial background is the key objective of need-based scholarship. Students who come fromfinancially backward classes of the society may avail such financial relief and pursue their dream to
  • study abroad. However, the candidate’s academic profile is taken into consideration here to motivatemeritorious yet financially-backward students to study abroad and achieve their goals in life. Such type of scholarship may provide coverage from full to partial tuition fees, cost of books, living expenses, etc.
  • Student-based scholarship: Often classified as minority-based financial aid, this type ofscholarship is designed for students who might be unfortunate in some form or the other like religion,gender, race or medical complications. Only minority groups expressed in terms and conditions of the scholarship will be granted financial relief.

How RidaanOverseas Can Help?

Our team of study-abroad advisors will assist you in streamlining the process, guide you to the right
university or college, and help avail the most appropriate scholarship that matches your eligibility. We can
also communicate with the university or educational institution and advice you through all the formalities
required to avail financial aid in the form of scholarship. Consult today for more information.

Application Procedure

Once we have created the above roadmap, we will help you build the perfect application for your target universities. Our experts at Ridaan Overseas will evaluate your academic background, review your extra-curricular activities and your English proficiency which is necessary to create an application that brings out the uniqueness in you.  Our experts at Ridaan Overseas will guide you to write an attractive Statement of Purpose (SOP) which is a major component of the application that most students find tricky. Apart from the applications, our experts will help you prepare the necessary documents that must be submitted along with the application. Further, we will work with you to give your best shot at the interviews through providing mock interview sessions.

We understand that moving to a new city abroad is an exciting decision that you make–and we like to assure you that Ridaan will handhold you and assist you whenever it is needed.

Education System


  • For a training course not exceeding three months, you will be issued a short-stay visa;
  • For a training course exceeding three months or six months, you will be issued a temporary long-stay visa, which will require no further formalities on your arrival in France;
  • For training or a course exceeding six months, you will be issued a long-stay visa, equivalent to a residence permit, which will be subject to further formalities on your arrival in France.

Visa pricing for countries with EEF procedure: 50 € *
Visa pricing for other countries: 99 € *

* This amount is given as an indication, some special cases may give rise to different rates.

          Documents required

Student examination You want to enrol in a higher education establishment that requires you to pass an entrance examination organised in France (European and non-European countries).

Visa  You will be issued a short-stay visa i.e. a “étudiant/étudiant-concours” (Student examination) visa authorising you to stay for 90 days maximum in a 180-day period. If you pass the entrance examination, this visa will enable you to regularise your situation at the Préfecture (police station) in your place of residence in France without having to return to your habitual country of residence to apply for a long-stay visa to study.

Supporting documents

This list of supporting documents you must join to your application will be indicated in the visa wizard. You will be especially required to provide proof of enrolment or the entrance examination invitation.

In your “étudiant-concours” (student examination) visa application file, you must include your invitation to the entrance examination and proof of the serious nature of your studies.

The term “entrance examination” includes all examinations, practical tests, oral tests and any interviews required prior to enrolling in a higher education or vocational training establishment having signed an agreement with the State (or not).

Since no provisions for a “étudiant-concours” (student examination) visa were included in the Franco-Algerian Agreement dated 27 December 1968, Algerian nationals are therefore not permitted to apply for this type of visa.

Completing your visa application

You can save your information at each step of the process.

When you have completed the application, you must print the application form and your receipt of application.  You must bring these documents, together with all supporting documents, when you submit your file to the relevant consular service or external service provider.

N.B.: Visa applications cannot be submitted more than 3 months prior to the start of your trip for a long stay visa, and 6 months for a short stay visa.Once you have created your first application, you can add further applications to it to form a group application.

A group can contain no more than 6 people or 6 trips.

N.B.: You will be called for a group appointment if you submit a group application.

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