Keep yourself informed.
The Centers for Studies in France (CEF) were created to inform, advise, and help students preparing a stay in France. They facilitate the educational, administrative, and consular (visa) procedures. All students must contact the CEF in their country, if such a center exists. To check if there is a CEF center in your country : www.campusfrance.org (www.nomdupays.campusfrance.org).
Countries concerned by the CEF center (procedure "Studies in France") :
Azerbaijan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.