Coronavirus - info for foreigners

Admission for 2020-2021 

(Updated on Wednesday, June 24, 2020)


Information / Resumption of operations

France’s diplomatic and consular posts will soon resume issuing visas. It is therefore once again possible to apply online via the France-Visas portal.

The following categories will initially be treated as a priority by the posts concerned (dependent on the current capacities of the posts in question) :

  • Studies/exams (short- and long-stay)
  • Professional grounds for settlement in France
  • Family grounds for settlement in France

For applying student visa please check:

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Cnam informs that its study programs remain open to welcome international students to France in 2020-2021 academic year. These programs will be adapted by providing distance learning classes for as long as necessary and thus ensure the continuity of students' learning.

To date, nearly 96% of courses of the Cnam are provided or available via distance learning mode. It reflects both the know-how of the institution acquired over several years and the significant investment made by the teaching teams since the beginning of the epidemic.

For those who wish to follow the programs taught in English, it is still possible to apply to the following programs :
- New: Certificate of specialization in Global hospitality and tourism management, contact:
- Master in Telecommunications & Networks, contact:
- MBA, contact:

To find information and guidance from the French Government regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID 19:

Higher education institutions

  • All Higher Education Institutions are closed as of Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice
  • The Crous residences remain open. However, the Crous restaurants (Resto’U) are closed.
  • Residency permits (Titres de séjour) will be extended by 3 months. This extension is automatic

Cnam's activities

Offices are closed and all the employees are working from home.  Should you have any query,  please  send an  email to your usual contact person. 

(Updated on Wednesday, May 6, 2020)
No onsite courses will be provided until the end of the academic year 2019-2020. All of the courses will continue to take place online. Onsite courses will resume at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Student support

The CNOUS has just informed us that from Tuesday 12 May, all students - French and international, with or without a scholarship - can benefit from the exceptional aid of 200 € announced by the Prime Minister last week. This aid concerns students who have lost their job or internship following the Covid 19 as well as overseas students who have remained in mainland France because of the measures taken to prevent the epidemic. See more at:

Useful links:

Campus France