Bienvenue en France

Bienvenue en France

The Embassy of France in India, through the French Institute in India and Campus France, organises region-wise virtual pre-departure sessions for Indian students heading to France for higher studies.

Attend your Pre-Departure Session:

Dear Student,

Please register below to attend the 2020 Pre-Departure Session. Do indicate your status:

  • Confirmed students: students already enrolled in a French university this year
  • Prospective students: students interested to attend the session to know more about opportunities to study in France.

In the destination field, please mention the region where you are already enrolled (confirmed students) or where you would like to study (prospective students). If you are unsure of your region, check the below list of cities by region.

You will automatically receive by email the link to join Zoom session.

If you haven’t received your mail, search your mailbox and Spam folder for “Bienvenue en France” email sent by Campus France India.

Each Pre-Departure Session starts at 18:00.

Bienvenue en France
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Destination *
  • Île-de-France
  • Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Pays de la Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Grand Est
  • Hauts de France
  • Bretagne and Normandie
  • Auvergne Rhône Alpes
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Centre-Val-de-Loire
Are you a confirmed or prospective student?
  • Confirmed student
  • Prospective student
Students who aren’t enrolled are welcome too. Check our Guide to Study in France to know more about programmes, application formalities and scholarships.

List of cities by region:

Pays de la Loire & Nouvelle Aquitaine
– Nantes
– Angers
– Le Mans
– Saint Barthelemy d’Anjou
– Laval
– Bordeaux
– Pau
– Poitiers
– Limoges
– La Rochelle
– Biarritz
– la Roche-sur-Yon,
– Cholet
– Saint-Nazaire
– Laval
– Bayonne,

Île de France
– Paris,
– Versailles,
– Fontainebleu,
– Val de Marne


Occitanie & Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
– Toulouse
– Montpellier
– Avignon
– Marseille
– Nice
– Toulon
– Aix-en-Provence
– Nîmes
– Perpignan
– Béziers
– Montauban
– Albi
– Cannes

– Lyon
– Grenoble
– Saint-Étienne
– Clermont-Ferrand
– Chambéry

Hauts de France
– Lille
– Amiens
– Roubaix
– Tourcoing
– Dunkerque
– Calais
– Villeneuve-d’Ascq
– Saint-Quentin
– Beauvais
– Valenciennes

Bretagne & Normandie
– Rennes,
– Brest
– Quimper
– Lorient
– Vannes
– Saint-Malo
– Saint-Brieuc
– Lanester
– Rouen
– Caen
– Le Havre
– Cherbourg

Grand Est
– Strasbourg
– Reims
– Metz
– Mulhouse
– Nancy
– Colmar
– Troyes
– Saint-Louis
– Ardennes

Bourgogne-France-Comté & Centre-Val-de-loire
– Dijon
– Besançon
– Belfort
– Chalon-sur-Saône
– Nevers
– Auxerre
– Mâcon
– Tours
– Orléans
– Bourges
– Blois
– Châteauroux
– Dreux

What are Pre-Departure Sessions?

The virtual sessions will be conducted in simple, interactive and instructive question-answer formats, and cover aspects such as visa application procedure, accommodation, practical advice about life and living in France, and also various avenues of learning French.

These sessions will also provide useful information on administrative procedures that need to be completed in France, the teaching methodology used in French educational institutions, and focus on inter-cultural aspects. The students will also get to meet alumni who will provide useful tips and other information to make their experience as smooth as possible.