Pre-arrival

Congratulations on being accepted at ONCAMPUS Paris, we look forward to welcoming you. Before you arrive here's more information about what you need to bring with you, and what will happen during Induction.

If you have any further queries please contact the ONCAMPUS Paris team: [email protected]

Pre-arrival requirements 

Enrolment documents                                                                                                     
  • ONCAMPUS Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) letter
  • Valid passport and residence permit (and Residence Permit Card if required)
  • Proof of payment 
  • Original supporting academic documents (high school certificate or Bachelor's degree, IELTS, academic transcripts, and for any documents not in English, official translations).
  • Your French address, telephone number and email address
Paying your fees

Fees are due before the start of each term, however we recommend you pay the total fees in full before the beginning of the study year to not miss any deadlines. They can be paid using our online payments platform: WU® GlobalPay for Students. See below for further details.

Enrolment You will need to arrive for enrolment at ONCAMPUS Paris

 



Visa information

Obtaining a French Student Visa (Long-term Residence Permit), also known as Student VLS-TS (visa de long séjour valant titre de séjour).

Students who are not citizens of an EEA country (with the exception of Monaco, Andorra, The Vatican and San Marino), must obtain a residence permit for study before they travel to France. The authority responsible for issuing residence permits is the French embassy or consulate.

Once you are officially enrolled on the ONCAMPUS Paris programme and if you require a Student visa, you must apply through a visa service provider (TLS, VFS, CAPAGO or InfoVisa), or through the French Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence, for a Student residence permit (Student VLS-TS).

You can start your visa application three months before the start of the course. Where possible you should make your Student residence permit application online and make sure that you include the correct documentation. Please refer to the ‘Visa Application Journey’ document for further details.

Students can always contact the ONCAMPUS Paris team for assistance during the visa application process. 

Student Visa Application Process

Visa checklist:

  • Passport/travel documents (valid for at least 3 months longer than the Student visa expiry date)
  • ID Photos
  • Certificate of Registration issued by ONCAMPUS Paris
  • Financial evidence:
    • EUR 615 per month (EUR 7,380, i.e. 12 months equivalent recommended)
    • Proof of adequate, reliable and regular income of financial sponsor (6 months + financial evidence history recommended)
  • Accommodation document
  • Proof of residency status (if not a citizen of the country applying from)
  • All documents that are not in French/English need to be translated into French or English

Once you have submitted your supporting documents, paid your visa application fee and enrolled your biometrics, you can track your application progress via the online portal depending on the service provider you applied with.  

You will be notified when your passport is ready for collection. You can then travel to France with your Student visa. Please note that you will need to validate your Student visa within 3 months of arriving in France to obtain your Residence Permit.


What to bring with you

You will need to show your ONCAMPUS enrolment documents to the Immigration Officer on arrival so please make sure they are placed safely in your carry-on hand luggage. 

Money 

French currency is the Euro. It is not possible to open a bank account in a French bank without a French personal number (which is only available to you once you progress to university) so we strongly advise you to bring your own credit card. Most credit cards are accepted in hotels, most restaurants, large department stores and tourist attractions. You can also use cards for small transactions and cash is being used less frequently in French cities. Please note that personal, traveler’s or international cheques are not accepted by French banks.

Climate

France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers except along the Mediterranean where mild winters and hot summers are the norm. Average winter temperatures range from 32° F to 46° F and average summer temperatures from 61° F to 75° F. For the most warmth and sunshine go to the south of the country.

Luggage

You will usually have a free baggage allowance, which will be shown on your air ticket; this is usually from 20kg with a restricted weight of 32kg per single item of luggage. Only essential personal possessions may be brought in addition to research materials. You may be charged for excess baggage if you exceed the baggage allowance, so check with the airline before you leave if you are not sure of your allowance. You should make a list of everything you bring. 


How to pay

We want to make paying your fees as easy as possible. They can be paid using our online payments platform: WU® GlobalPay for Students.

Pay Now with WU Global Payments for Students

This fast and reliable service allows you to pay in your local currency via bank transfer, Visa/Mastercard, or by using a wide range of local online payment options including WeChat Pay, UnionPay, India NetBanking and more, without incurring any transaction charges.

Klarna and bank transfer are also available for UK domestic payments through the platform.

Benefits

  • Pay fees in your local currency
  • Avoid fees and international foreign exchange charges from your bank
  • Easy to use on smartphones and other mobile devices
  • Pay online or by bank transfer
  • Rest assured knowing your payments are received in full by OnCampus
  • Track your payment status by text and email
  • Get price and payment options upfront with a price comparison too

 

Pay Now with WU Global Payments for Students

 

If you need any further payment assistance, please call our Finance team on +44 1223 341308. You can also see the video below on how to pay through WU GlobalPay for Students.

Important: A payment reference must be provided so that the college can identify funds on safe arrival into our account. This must be the student reference number as stated on your offer document. This reference means that we can then allocate the funds against your invoice accordingly. Failure to include a reference may mean we have to contact you again to establish your proof of payment.


What to expect on arrival in the EU

When you arrive at Charles De Gaulle airport you will need to pass through immigration so follow the signs to Passport Control. If the Immigration Officer asks you about the purpose of your visit to France then please explain that you will be studying in France and make sure you are able to show the required documents. It is important that you answer these questions in detail, politely and keep calm. Make sure you have all the following supporting documents in your carry-on luggage:

  • Passport
  • Original documents
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Residence Permit and residence permit card (if applicable)

COVID Requirements

Please visit the French government's website for the most up to date information on COVID requirements.

What to do when you arrive

  • Check into your accommodation
  • Tell your family you’ve arrived
  • Attend Induction and enrol (remember to take all your original documents)


How to get to ONCAMPUS Paris

ONCAMPUS Paris
KEDGE Business School
Bâtiment Lumière
40 Av. des Terroirs de France,
75012 Paris,
France

Train

The journey time by train from Charles de Gaulle airport to KEDGE Business School is just under 55 minutes. The journey takes you through central Paris where you might need to change trains. Train tickets can be purchased from ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Charles de Gaulle airport near the escalators down to the train platforms. You can pay using debit/credit card, and if you buy a travel pass your ticket will be valid for the metro, overground trains and buses.

Taxi

Alternatively, fully regulated taxis are available 24/7 and cost about €50 to journey from Charles de Gaulle airport to KEDGE Business School (approx 34km). Taxis in France can be ordered in advance or found at taxi stops usually just outside stations.


Enrolment and induction

It is important that you attend Induction Week (whether online or face-to-face). Once you have registered at the ONCAMPUS office you will receive information about your induction. The Induction sessions will give you the opportunity to meet key ONCAMPUS staff and other students on your course. You will learn about the university, the centre and your programme of study, and join ONCAMPUS formally. Enrolment is the administrative process whereby you are admitted to ONCAMPUS as a student. It is part of your induction. On the first day of induction, we will tell you when and where your enrolment will take place. When you attend enrolment, remember to bring along all the essential original documents mentioned under Enrolment documents. Enrolment is an essential part of your induction. After you enrol, you are officially a student of ONCAMPUS Paris.

Important: ONCAMPUS will only accept original documents. We cannot accept photocopies.


Term Dates 2022-23

Terms September 2022 Start January 2023 Start
Term 1 26 September - 16 December 2022 04 January - 17 March 2023
Term 2 04 January - 17 March 2023 27 March - 04 June 2023
Term 3 27 March - 04 June 2023 05 June - 11 August 2023
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