Paris work study visa

Working in Paris

With a diverse economy spanning industries such as technology, fashion, gastronomy, and more, France welcomes an international workforce seeking a fulfilling career. France is known for its strong job market and its renowned work-life balance, making it an attractive destination for both career advancement and personal enrichment.

Working rights for international students in France

All foreign students have the right to work while studying in France. This right applies to all students in France. Students who are not European Union nationals must have a student resident permit. French law allows foreign students to work up to 20 hours per week.

The autorisation provisoire de travail (APT) or provisional work permit is no longer required to work while studying, provided no more than 964 hours per year are worked (different rules apply for Algerian students).


Studying and working at host institution

In France, foreign students are also permitted to work at their host institution or university. Welcoming students at the start of the school year, cultural or sporting events, support for students with disabilities, etc. – these types of jobs contribute to the sense of community and enhance life at the university.

To promote academic success and the vocational integration of students, students jobs at the host institution are scheduled around class times and study times.