In France, there are generally two enrollment periods – the major intake in September and a secondary intake in February. Before starting the process to study in France, you must first familiarize yourself with the application procedure. If your application is successful, you will receive a conditional or confirmation offer letter from your chosen institution, which you can use to apply for a long-stay student visa. Once you have completed the necessary fees and requirements, you must attend a visa interview at the Embassy of France to verify your financial and visa documents. You will need several documents for your visa application, such as an application form, photos, valid passport, offer letter, proof of financial resources, travel and accommodation arrangements, medical insurance (with minimum coverage of EUR 30,000), and a language proficiency certificate, among others. It is important to note that visa processing times can take up to eight weeks and may vary by Consulate. Therefore, it is recommended to start the visa application process at least three to four months in advance.