You do NOT need a visa if you come for less than 90 days (exchange students only) and if you are a citizen of one of the following countries:
§ Albania§ Antigua and Barbuda§ Argentina§ Australia§ Bahamas§ Barbados§ Bosnia and Herzegovina§ Brazil§ Brunei Darusalam§ Canada§ Chile§ Colombia§ Costa Rica§ Dominica§ East Timor§ El Salvador§
FYROM : Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia§ Grenada§ Guatemala§ Holy See§ Honduras§ Hong Kong§ Israel§ Japan§ Macau§ Malaysia§ Mauritius§ Mexico§ Monaco§ Montenegro§ NewZealand§ Nicaragua
§ Palau§ Panama§ Paraguay§ Saint Christopher and Nevis§ Saint Lucia§ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines§ Samoa§ Serbia§ Seychelles§ Singapore§ South Korea§ Taiwan§ Tonga§ Trinidad and Tobago
§ United Arab Emirates§ United States§ Uruguay§ Vanuatu§ Venezuela
You do NOT need a visa if you are a European Union Citizen , no matter the duration of your stay in France
§ Austria§ Belgium§ Bulgaria§ Croatia§ Cyprus§ Czech Republic§ Denmark§ Estonia§ Finland§ Germany§ Greece§ Hungary§ Iceland§ Ireland§ Italy§ Latvia§ Lithuania§ Luxembourg§ Malta§ Netherlands§ Poland§ Portugal§ Romania
§ Slovakia§ Slovenia§ Spain§ Sweden§ United Kingdom
or if you come from one of the following countries:
§ Andorra§ Liechtenstein§ Monaco§ Norway§ San Marino§ Switzerland
You do NOT need a visa if you come for less than 90 days (exchange students only) and if you are holder of a residence permit or a “visa D” issued by another European country belonging to the Schengen area.
In all the other cases, you need to apply for a visa.