All you need to know about French student visa

What is the registration procedure when applying for a France student visa? What does a French student visa include? These questions are the most commonly asked by international students. Though the key information is provided, details vary between countries. This article is based on how I, an international student from Vietnam, applied for my visa.

The conditions for applying for a French student visa

  1. Confirmation of Acceptance Letter: You must be invited to attend a course in France.
  • For short-term courses of less than 3 months, you will apply for a tourist visa
  • Courses of 3 months or more will apply for a long-term student visa.

2. Language certificates: If you choose a French program, it is recommended to have a DELF B2 French certificate recognized by France and Europe. Another option is to obtain a TCF DAP certificate of 350 points or more with a writing score above 10. Those whose program is in English should have IELTS 5.5 or higher.

3. Financial conditions: Have enough money to support yourself. You must prove financial to study in France with the amount previously stipulated as 7380 Euro. This amount may increase or decrease depending on the requirements of the French Consulate from time to time.

Other Required Documents: To apply for a French Visa you need to prepare the following documents

  • 02 long-term visa application forms.
  • 03 latest photos (white background; 3.5×4,5)
  • Copy of Passport (valid for more than 6 months compared to the length of the course)
  • Birth certificate (notarized French translation)
  • Certificate of passing the interview round at CampusFrance
  • A copy of your high school diploma
  • Proof of accommodation in France

The process

  1. Fill out the student profile on CampusFrance’s website
  2. Pay the CampusFrance procedure fee
  3. Prepare the documents mentioned above for the following step of your visa application
  4. Make an appointment for a visa interview, also on CampusFrance’s website
  5. You will get your certificate of passing the interview round at CampusFrance right at the end.

I hope this article and information are helpful. Please let us know your thought by commenting below!

Things you must know before applying to university in France

Number 1: Availability of your major

As an international student in a business school, I can confirm that you will have a lot of options for your future major. Given the example of my experience, I was extremely satisfied with all the information my current school provides. Regarding the degrees, they include all the modules for each semester and even the subjects for each major in the third year. However, they didn’t warn me about the requirements and availability for the Finance and Accounting major, as if later on after I joined I would get the details. On my side, I did feel bad for not taking a look or proposing a question. In fact, the number of students who can join this major is limited, and be chosen based on their performance and GPA ranking, which turn out to be stressful and open an unwanted situation for me.

Number 2: Proof of your finances for the visa application

This might not be a big problem for someone studying at a private university. Though, even if you got accepted into a public uni, you still need to demonstrate that you are well prepared for your education. For more information, please check the minimum requirements on the embassy website.

Number 3: Percentage of Students Who Graduate on time

Imagine staying in the same class all over again, could you stay positive? Well, getting to know this figure might keep you to stay focused on the number of hours or efforts you put into your study, especially when others are not concerned about the difficulty of the course.

Number 4: The Total Cost

Checking carefully other things you might need to pay for and add them to your financial plan. For example, printing and visa application fees, and books are also unavoidable.

International student scams you should know about in France

Dear future international students coming to France for your education, it’s sad but significant to warn you that, even though France is such a great country with a rich culture and historical background, it’s dangerous at some aspects. This list of 5 scams can’t cover everything but I will cover the major ones that I or someone I know, have experienced.

  1. Scammers claiming as “government authorities” sometimes contact or email you and demand banking details or warn you that you have violated immigration regulations.
  2. Proposals of employment that demand you to buy gift cards or make a purchase on anything online
  3. Tax forms from a third party seek to reclaim the reimbursement that is legally yours.
  4. Rental scams such as your security deposit are taken but you are not greeted with the keys to your new home.
  5. A scammer will hold you on the phone for an extended period of time and won’t let you hang up to return the call. This happens a lot to international students who don’t speak French because they don’t understand the context and the reason of the call.

Public Transportation in Grenoble

Grenoble, a destination that is surrounded with mountain and waterfall, is still one of the biggest student cities in France. Its public transportation is comfortable enough to use, though, since it’s way smaller than Paris, the metro system does not exist. Well, there are still 3 available options so you can decide on one, or combine them for your daily life.

NUMBER 1&2: Buses and Trams

Tram is indeed the fastest choice. It’s hard to compare the buses in Grenoble and the tram system as both of them are on the ground, sharing similar working hours and way to use. However, in order to purchase the paper ticket, as a tourist, you can only do this at every tram station. Of course, it would be a different situation if you’re a student or you are going to work here for a while. Then, the first task is to go to the office and buy yourself a monthly/yearly card, which will help you saving a lot of money. Though, keep in mind that when booking your place of living. Some might look like it’s close by the city center but in fact, far away and unreachable by the tram. Hence, your only option left is the buses, which are not always on time, most of the time.

NUMBER 3: Public bicyclesDaily rent option available if you live close by your university and only want to rent for a day to go somewhere else. I still highly recommend you to rent it monthly. It would save up your booking time whenever you need it urgently. Also, riding a bike is a type of exercise, the different is, you will have the view of pretty Grenoble. Up to your preference!


Uganda acountry found in Africa,east Africa, it’s landlocked country and it’s portrayed as the pearl of Africa “due to its Nature and Tour destinations and Kampala is it’s capital city

Am Ariel view of kampala city posted by destination Uganda


1.Carrying and using dollars

Picture of a dollar posted by REUTERS

Whereby in kampala is where people are alerted on the fake dollars since no one knows how to differentiate between the original dollar so its kept away from use and people are not willing to accept them in their store.

2.Join a riot or In the lane of the riot just ingore or reach safer places just in case of the riots spotted . because of the known cases were the protestants are treated and if your a foreign journalists coming to kampala to catch scenes of protestants just be careful when you engage in them because the security Can take you as one of them.

3.Leave the hotel premises,

where by when it’s your first time in Uganda and the city is kampala where by if your given guidelines to not leave your hotel premises the reason behind can be the responsible personel is willing and able to take care of you in the hotel premises and when u tend to go out just inform the personel.

4.self shopping in markets and streets,

view of The street of kampala posted by

Currently in kampala is where street selling and buying is burned and you just have to access the legal markets or malls where by in some mall which tend to be engaged with alot of people and puzzles to find the exit once you enter and also markets where by a new person in kampala you might be manipulated to pay extra because of your color and age

5.Charity on the streets and to certain people seen by there color, age, type of car they are driving on streets this happens when your in the jam of kampala and this time is used by the street kids and other people where by they approach your car and the knock and other start wiping off dust from your mirrors,just dnt panic just keep the windows locked and the doors where the seater either back or front might possess your things and they can be snatched away in admist and it’s to not to fully give them as they might alert others and flock your car and this is overwhelming.


1.Use of Tour guides and translators

Picture of tourists in kampala with aguide posted by AA safaris and tours

Where by to people who are not found of the local language or English as used in kampala it’s better to have a guide or atranslator who will interpret and translate the words of some of the interests parts you want to explore.

2.Police and security guards for help. Where by in kampala you can find the police over the streets, at stations, road sides and also security guards of companies who are there to offer some guidance in the city may be in need of the plot of the company or hotel etc just reach them.

3.Online services and delivery service where by with these are quite good in away they look at the orders in regards to your color or age aslong as you hit the ordering of the product you want and gets delivered either you pay before or after delivered this helps in the easing the work on getting somethingz you want with like shopping it’s jumia, uber and others.

4.Visa payments

where by use Visa cards to shops or apps which are allowed to cut the extra costs on your card but it’s good to use Visa since in kampala most people have visa machine s and agents are all over the city which this creates an easy way on not carrying cash if you don’t know how to give out change and also you can access you bank account if its abling Visa and mastercard.



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ThIs is a general thing you should lookup for as the health bodies have urged the public for vaccinations so while I’m kampala you can encounter vaccined and unvaccinated so better carry too your mask and card to avoid answering questions to weather your vaccinated and different vaccines on the market and different immunities of genes, either get vaccinated in your home country and also campaigns of vaccination are in Uganda in any city.

What You Should And Shouldn’t Do In Cameroon.


⁃ Do not smoke in a public vehicle.

⁃ Do not build or farm and encroach into someone else’s land especially government property.

⁃ Do not litter the road.

⁃ Do not move around without an identity card.

⁃ Do not run away from a police check point especially when stopped.

⁃ Do not purchase a cutlass or very long iron rods in the North West and South West Regions without authorization from the minister of territorial administration.


⁃ When addressing Francophones you do not know or someone elderly refer to them using “vous” which is second person plural and not “tu” which is second person singular.

⁃ Respect speed limits and necessary road signs.

⁃ Park at the appropriate spots else a penalty or fine may arise.

⁃ Always make it a habit to greet when you get into a cab, store, office or any place where you meet strangers.

Your Travel Guidelines to Visiting Kenya 2022

Kenyans are world-renowned for their hospitality, vibrant cultures, and safari adventures in the country’s wilderness. One of the best times to visit Kenya is from July to September, during the country’s dry season, which also coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. The rainy seasons are also good times to travel, as there are fewer visitors and you can admire the striking emerald vegetation. As you plan your trip to this beautiful country here are a few things you need to know.


Step 1: Book your safari tour, because everything else revolves around that. From planning the duration of your stay, how much you need to budget for activities and the people who would ideally be traveling with you. It is always good knowing the places you want to visit before hand and know the best time to visit.

Step 2: Plan for your transportation means. Kenya is quite developed as compared to other African countries therefore there are many options for moving around the country, be it via train, road, water or air. Do your research and figure out what is most convenient and most budget friendly.

Step 3: Applying for your visa for Kenya. Depending on the counrty you are coming from, It is always a good idea to apply ahead of your trip because the processing time varies. Be it that you are planning a short or long term stay, you would know which visa you would need with proper research and due diligence.

Step 4: Getting your mandatory vaccinations. A traveler’s Kenya vaccine requirements may differ depending on which areas they will be visiting. Some of the routine vaccinations needed would be Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDAP), Chickenpox, Pneumonia but there could be more required if you are traveling to specific locations in the country.


  1. Never refuse hospitality.In most African homes it is regarded as disrespectful to not accept food or a gift given. It is better to acept and not use it rather than not to refuse it.
  2. Do not buy items derived from endangered species. Ivory from elephant tusks, horn of a rhino or even animak hides are not sold openly but could easily land you in jail when found in possession of them. Unfortunately illegal animal hunting is a threat to Kenyan tourism and these are some of the rules put to protect it.
  3. Do not ask people’s tribe.It may be fascinating to you but could easily be misconstrued by locals as a way of defining individuals. A lot of young people would rather identify as Kenyans and only that but it’s not to say some will be happy to share the information with you.
  4. Don’t take people’s picture without their consent or next to official gvernment locations.
  5. Watch what you wear.Kenya although is slightly forward in thinking it is still equally a conservative country. Be cautious of the attire you choose to wear and stay clear of very revealing clothes because people would stare you down or be tempted to start coaxing you along the streets.
  6. Do not explore the city on your own. Your safety should be your number 1 concern,therefore travel with a friend,a guide or translator who would act as your spokesperson to help you familiarise with the area as.
  7. Do not carry valuables around or leave them around in your hotel rooms. Again your safety and security should always be your number 1 priority. Find a local bank or buy a local line such as Safaricom or Airtel that would give you access to services to MPESA and AirtelMoney. Find a safe for your belongings and people you can trust.
Do’s and Don’t as a Tourist You Must Know When Visiting Queenstown (Komani)
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Queenstown now Komani, a town located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is a quiet and a peaceful place which serves as a hub for small towns in the area. It has excellent schools, tourist sites, medical services, convenience shopping, food outlets, sports facilities among others. As a tourist there are things you can and cannot do. Let’s look at 5 do’s and dont’s whilst in Komani or Queenstown.

Five (5) things you can do

Visit Museums

Fun & Games

Go shopping

Going to the Casino & Gambling

Outdoor Activities

Five (5) things you cannot do

It is recommended that you always keep your room locked at all times.

Never walk alone in quite neighborhoods. Always ensure you are in a group of at least 4 people.

Use registered, qualified tour guides for sight-seeing and entertainment.

Travel in groups, especially if you are visiting a nightclub, bar or shebeen you haven’t been before.

Travel with certified copies of your valuable documents, and keep originals in a safe place.


Abuja is the capital of Nigeria and head power in Africa due the the position of Nigeria in African continent.

Abuja is a cool city with much of night life and enjoyment,
Mostly government workers are the people that full the town but it doesn’t stop us from enjoyment..


1, is not safe for a visitor to move around the town in the night alone,
This is majorly because most location inside the town have a simpler name and it could confused you.

2, do not move around the town with alot of cash.

3, do not go clubbing alone as you might not understand the type of English that some people speaks here
Hence Abuja have well educated people but most times we love to live like Africans we are, so we are not subjected to English.

4, do not use public transportation but if you most use it, do not go alone, this is because you might not be able to understand the way things are done locally here.

5, always mind your business.


People living in Abuja are very friendly and welcoming human beings in nature, very lovely and lively people.
As a visit you can do almost anything you want to, starting from

1, you are free to visit any club, restaurants with your friends

2, visit any mountain or rock around the town

3, you are free to make noise in your home if you want 😂❤😎

4, you can visit any market of your choice

5, Abuja is one of the cities in the world with highest rate of freedom of movement, talk and actions. Mostly we don’t have restrictions here.


Are you coming to Abuja???

Go get traveltube app and enjoy your visit to Abuja.

5 Best Places to Find Local Foods on Mauritius Island

1. Ah Kong Boulette

The ‘Boulette’ which usually comes in a bowl of 5 is simply dumplings customized in the Mauritian manner to add up to the island’s tradition. Situated in the vicinity of Black River at Petite Riviere on the western side of Mauritius is Ah Kong Boulette, known for its variety of pieces of dough. Ah Kong stands out amongst the numerous food outlets and is known for the distribution of its speciality to several restaurants.

2. Chez YOUNGO mo ti baz manzer

In the district of Flacq; the eastern part of Mauritius is found YOUNGO mo ti baz manzer, the best place for ‘mine bouilles’. This famous Mauritian boiled noodle brings ultimate joy to one’s taste buds and the finest of this dish is found at Montagne Blanche. YOUNGO brings to life a perfect ‘mine bouille’ from chassive poulet (chicken) to salmi cerf (deer salmi).

3. Al-Barakat & Bros

Mauritius Island is synonymous with ‘Dhal puri’ which is the typical Mauritian street food found on every corner of the roads around the island. The dholl puri is a soft tortilla made with yellow split peas filled with curries and chilli. Although this food has an Indian origin, it has grown immense fame in Mauritian society and is now a symbol of the island. On the central plateau; the middle point of Mauritius is found in Curepipe where Al-Barakat & Bros is situated. During the cold winter of this town, the inhabitants usually wrap themselves in the warmth of this food outlet’s popular dholl puri considered the best one in the area.

4. Pakistan Hotel

Along the busy streets of Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius is located the famous Pakistan Hotel which is the third most reviewed restaurant in this town. This food outlet provides a variety of oily snacks: Gato Piment; Piment Farci; Chanapuri; Catless; Pudding among many others. Those snacks are mainly accompanied by Pakistan Hotel’s well-known Mauritian tea.
This spot is 100% Mauritian and is a must for anybody who
needs a break from roaming the crowded roads of the huge

5. Bus Snack

The Bus Snack is the food treasure of Baie du cap; the southern part of Mauritius. This food outlet stands out because of the owner’s unique creativity in converting an old bus into the perfect seated eating house. The best thing about its location is the coastal area, the sugarcane and the sandy beaches. As for the servings, one can get any local homemade food at affordable prices.