Foreign Application to GOBELINS


If you are a citizen of a member state of the European Union, you will not need to obtain a visa. If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union, you must have a visa to study at GOBELINS. There are several different long term visas available based on the duration and purpose of your stay. As a GOBELINS student you are likely going to apply for a student visa, however you may need a different one if you are going to do the course under an apprenticeship.
For more assistance with this process you can use
Or alternatively contact the French Embassy in your own country.



The application fee when applying for a course at GOBELINS is €150. It is free of charge for apprenticeships.
Photography: in the case of applying for both image acquisition and post-production tracks, the application fee remains €150.
Evidence of this payment must be attached to the application document. Cheques must be made payable to GOBELINS.
You may equally pay the application fee online (via La Boutique on the CCIP Ile-de-France website). With this method, you will also get a €5 reduction for each application. 
The application fee is non-refundable and will be retained by GOBELINS, even in the cases of cancellation or failure to pass the entrance examination, including absence.



Candidates from outside the European Union wishing to do a course under an apprenticeship contract must have the prior authorization to engage in employment in France.
To find out more visit:
It may be equally useful to consult the Ministère du Tavail, de l’Emploi et de la Santé.



Candidates possessing a foreign qualification must provide a document testifying that said qualification is, at least, equivalent to the French counterpart required by GOBELINS.
To obtain such a document, you must contact the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques), the ENIC (European Network of Information Centres) and NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centres) France.

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