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As one of the biggest cities in France, Toulouse is a good option for undergraduate study in the country.

In southwestern France on the banks the River Garonne, it is the fourth largest city and has everything you’d expect from a large European city.

Toulouse has a strong Jewish community with around 2,500 Jewish families, and a local Muslim association estimates that there are some 35,000 Muslims in town highlighting the city as a racial and religious melting-pot.

As a centre of aerospace for Europe, Toulouse is also home to the Cité de l'espace (City of Space) which is a theme park on space exploration.

Study in Toulouse?

There are many reasons to start an undergraduate degree in Toulouse. It has the third largest student population in France, after Lyon and Paris, with 199,000 students. According to the French newspaper  "L'Etudiant" Toulouse is the best place to study in France.

The University of Toulouse, established in 1229, is now split into three separate universities offering undergraduate study options:

Immigration and visas

If you are looking to study for a undergraduate degree in Toulouse and are an EU citizen you will be accepted onto a undergraduate degree provided you fulfil the following:

  • Are studying in Toulouse for more than three months.
  • Are enrolled at an accredited university or institution.
  • Have proof of sufficient funds to cover your graduate degree in France for its duration.
  • Have health insurance cover.
Non-EU students will need to apply for an extended-stay student visa, with residency permit (VLS-TS).

When a VLS-TS visa is issued, students will be given an official form that they must present to the French office of immigration and integration (OFII).

A VLS-TS holder must, upon arriving in France, send to the OFII by registered mail (return receipt requested):

  • The official form received from the consulate that issued the visa.
  • A copy of passport pages showing the visa holders identity and the stamp indicating entry into France (or into the Schengen area).
You can find out more about visas at Campus France -

Accommodation and living costs

Generally student accommodation in France is considered expensive.

There are two main types of accommodation while studying:

  • University accommodation – such as halls of residence
  • Private accommodation – House and flat rentals
University accommodation is in very short supply, so most students end up living in private accommodation. The number of private student residences is on the increase, making it easier to find student accommodation in France.

CNOUS CROUS (the student social support service) and is usually reserved for government scholarship holders.

Campus France can help you with problems you might have with student housing in France, such as locating and reserving accommodation except for places in Paris.

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