Get access to universities and study in France with your Polish passport

Studying and living in France – make your dreams come true

France is not only the Eiffel Tower, cheese, and wine. It also has a great history, monuments, art and probably one of the most beautiful sounding languages in the world. Let’s be honest – everything sounds better in French, right?

In addition, France has a vast number of universities that rank very high in university rankings in the world. People holding Polish citizenship can apply to universities in EU countries. Are you ready for a new adventure? Stay with us for a moment. We will help you with applying to a French university!

How can a citizen of an EU country study in France?

There are currently over 300,000 foreign students studying in France. To study in France you do not need to know the French language. French universities offer over 1500 courses taught in English – candidates are required to have TOEFL or IELTS certificates.

Recruitment for French studies for citizens of a member country of the European Union is the same as for French citizens.  Registration usually runs from mid-January to the end of March. Consultations with candidates take place starting from May till July. At most universities, students do not have to take entrance exams. Usually, schools organize certificate competitions or conduct interviews.

Register your residency and study in France

With a Polish passport, you can stay in France for 90 days without any additional formalities. However, if you start your university and plan to stay longer, you need to register your right of residence. Residence registration in France (and any other European Union country) is only a formality if you meet three basic conditions:

  • you have been accepted to a university,
  • you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself without the help of French social welfare,
  • you have the necessary health insurance.

How much does it cost to study in France?

Public university fees for Polish citizens are rather symbolic. Just to give you an idea about the possible cost, in the 2020/2021 academic year, undergraduate studies cost 170 euros per year and graduate studies cost 243 euros. Annual fees at technical schools are around 500 euros. Private universities have different rules and operate the same way everywhere else in the world, which means you have to pay much higher fees.

Study in France with Polish passport

If you think that studying at Sorbonne University is out of reach for you, think again. If you have Polish ancestry, you can get your Polish citizenship confirmed and get a Polish passport. We will help you with all the necessary formalities related to Polish citizenship application.

We can help you make your dreams come true.

How to get Polish citizenship by descent through Five to Europe, a Polish based company?

Polish citizenship follows the “right of blood” rule which means that a Polish parent passes it to his or her child at birth. If you have Polish ancestry, you know that someone from your family came from Poland or what used to be Polish territory, likely you are eligible for Polish citizenship by descent. It is also necessary to prove that your Polish ancestor left Poland after 1920, or provide an official and legal document issued by the Polish Government after 1920.

Becoming a Polish citizen by right of blood

Polish citizenship is passed by “the right of blood”. If one of the parents holds Polish citizenship (or is a person of Polish descent), it is passed to the child irrespective of whether the child was born in Poland or abroad.
It also applies to people born in countries with the “right of soil” e.g. USA. If you were born in the USA to at least one Polish parent (or a parent of Polish descent – to your Polish grandparents), you can claim Polish citizenship despite the fact you acquired US citizenship at your birth.