France makes it easier for Indian students to study

July 9, 2013

France has taken steps to attract PSE students from India by easing its visa rules, according to University World News. France wants to increase the number of Indian students by 50% in the next 5 years, building on the 50% jump in numbers that has occurred over the last 5 years. Now, Indian students who live farthest from a French consulate or Campus France office will be given special attention, and students who attend and complete PSE in France will now have easier conditions to obtain a 2-year working visa to remain in France and gain work experience. The move is in sharp contrast to the UK’s situation, where recent changes to visa policies have resulted in steep drops in Indian student enrolment at PSE institutions. The UK is attempting to curb immigration from certain areas, but the new measures are having an impact on student presence. University World News