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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

> If you come from a country member of the European Union[1], the EEC[2] or from Switzerland, you don’t need a visa. You can enter and stay in France with a passport or your national identity card.

> If you come from any other country, you will need a long stay visa for students (VLS-TS).

[1] Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

[2] Listed above + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway

UBFC runs a partnership with the local dormitories provider Crous-BFC. As soon as you are accepted in a master’s program, you will be asked if you wish to book a room in a Crous-BFC residence. You do not have to apply online for a room, the International Office will take care of it for you.

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All of our masters offer excellence scholarships based on grades, merit, previous background and experiences. Once accepted in the program, you don’t have to apply anywhere. The heads of the program will look over all the files of the international students once the application period is over and they know for sure how many students join the program. They will let you know if you are offered with such a scholarship.

If you have been selected to study at UBFC through an exchange program, a double degree or Erasmus+, find all the info about the scolarships here : https://www.ubfc.fr/international/venir-a-ubfc/bourses/

At UBFC, tuition fees amount around 243€ per academic year. Besides the tuition fees, each student has to pay off the CROUS Student life contribution fee which amounts around 91€ per academic year.

To know more about tuition fees : https://www.ubfc.fr/international/venir-a-ubfc/frais-dinscription/

All master’s programs start between September 2nd and October 1st. Check your master’s webpage or contact the head of the master.

A free of charge service organized by the UBFC international relations team in cooperation with our committed students will offer you a friendly welcome upon arrival. As a matter of fact, not only will you be welcomed at the train station, but also you will be guided through the different strategic places you have to get acquainted with such as supermarkets, Crous residence halls, banks, post office, transport companies,  medical centers,  health insurance, registrar offices… The International Relations Office staff will of course remain available for the time of your stay in France.