International students: How to be accepted atLISAA?
International students are welcome at LISAA in both our French and English-taught programmes. In order to apply, please follow the guide below!
How can I apply to a program at LISAA?
International students can apply to LISAA remotely. The application form can be downloaded from LISAA’s website or sent to you by email from an admissions councelor. The additional required documents are as follows:
- Copy of passport
- Statement of purpose
- Letter of recommendation
- High school transcripts and diploma (if applying for bachelor level program)
- Undergraduate transcripts and diploma (if applying for a master)
- Proof of language proficiency for non-native speakers is highly recommended (English: IELTS 6.0 minimum or equivalent / French: DELF B2.2 minimum)
- Portfolio (either PDF or link)
Once compiled, students may send their complete application to: admissions[at]ggeedu.fr.
After the file is received by the admissions department, an virtual interview will be scheduled.
International applicants may send their files until June 30th for Fall 2023 intake.
How long does the application process take?
Generally, the application process can take between 3 to 5 weeks.
Once your file is received, the admissions office will contact you to set up your virtual interview. Depending on our availability, your interview will take place between 1 and 3 weeks following the submission of your file.
Students will receive a response within 1 week after interviewing. Students are usually notified as soon as possible after their interview takes place. Slight delay during high season are possible.
How do I obtain a student visa?
Students must apply in person at their corresponding French consulate or embassy. The process can differ by country and region, so it is important to check the website to see what documents are required.
Applying with Campus France is a mandatory step for most international students. Campus France verifies that each student accepted into a French institution is serious, motivated and qualified. Students must interview with Campus France in order to receive validation to bring with them to their visa appointment.
The visa process can be lengthy, so it imperative to stay organized during the process. Be sure to have all of your paperwork in order ahead of time, such as financial statements, notarized documents, and your official registration letter from LISAA. Students receive their registration letter from LISAA once they pay the registration fee. This letter is necessary for both the Campus France and visa appointments.
As admissions do work on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as opposed to waiting until the deadline. This way, students can allow themselves enough time after receiving their acceptance into the programme to gather the necessary files and apply for their student visa.
How do I find accommodation in Paris?
We have a housing service to put students in touch with or you may request information from an admissions representative about our trusted partners in order to find adequate accommodation in Paris. Our partners work closely with students to do their best to find something in the student’s budget that is not too far from the campus.
When do the courses start?
For most of the programmes, courses run from mid-September until the end of May. Students typically arrive in Paris in early September to get settled before beginning classes. During school breaks and summer holiday, students are involved in internships and professional experience, either in France or abroad.