Study in France


To be received by CampusFrance an appointment must be made at least 15 days in advance. To do so, please contact : [email protected]

Higher Education in France:

More than 260 000 foreign students (representing around 12 % of the student population) chose to study in France.
As the world’s fifth largest economy (accounting for 5% of world GDP and 6% of global trade) France has developed over the years a performance and quality orientated higher education system with strong research and innovation capacities

Choose France to:

• Benefit from a tradition of research, and scientific & technological innovation.
• Integrate one of the richest and most challenging educational systems.
• Ensure the quality of your training.

The French education system includes 83 universities and establishments, 224 engineering colleges , 220 schools of business and management, 120 art schools, 20 schools of architecture and 300 other institutions, schools or institutes relating to specific sectors as paramedics , tourism , sport , fashion …
There is no distinction between foreign and French students: access requirements are identical, diplomas and registration costs are the same.


Campus France UAE:

The National Agency CAMPUS FRANCE is responsible for promoting French foreign higher education. It is represented by 135 spaces, located in 107 different countries.
The agency supports the students through all the steps of their research: PROMOTION, INFORMATION, REGISTRATION, and help them with pre-departure visa procedures.

Located at the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi and at Alliance française in Dubaï Campus France offers the following services:

● To support you in your study plan:
- Information on the French higher education system
- Analysis of your study plan and advice on appropriate programs
- Support for enrolment procedures in a French higher education Institution

● To establish, verify and validate your student files before submitting your application for a student visa:
Make sure to have the following documents the day of your appointment (original + scan to [email protected]):
- 2 forms for a long stay visa , filled + Passport
- 2 photos
- The last graduation dilpoma
- The confirmation letter of admission to the university / school
- Certificate as a proof of accommodation in France.

Note that, the 7 Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Al -Ain , Ajman , Sharjah , Dubai, Fujaïra , Ras Al Khaimah , Umm Al Quwain) are involved in the service of France Abu Dhabi Campus.

● For information on the curriculum you want to choose in France:
- Campus France
- Websites of Universities/Schools (start dates, registration, program, registration forms, possibility of on-campus housing etc.)
- Institut français and French Embassy websites for general information

To help you in visa applications, visit the following sites:
- Long Stay Visa Form (downloadable form in 2 copies and complete ) :
- VFS Global Abu Dhabi ( visa procedure : making appointments, required documents) :

Contact: Dounia AL SAWAF
Responsible CampusFrance Abu Dhabi

Office at the French Embassy: – Sunday: 9 am-12 pm, 2pm-4pm
Office at the Alliance française Dubaï: – Monday to Thursday  (from 10am to 12.30pm)

- Email : [email protected]


- Phone: +971 (0)5 858 40 38

You must make an appointment to be received at least 15 days in advance : [email protected]