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Europe, Russia and Central Asia : France


The Europe Team are really keen to connect with students interested in studying with at Warwick. These chats are informal and do not affect admission - they're simply an opportunity for you to learn more about Warwick, and about applying to and studying in the UK. Find out moreLink opens in a new window

The University of Warwick is pleased to welcome over 3,300 students from Europe, Russia and Central Asia each year. We currently have 450 students from France studying with us. All the information you need on making your application to Warwick can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Entry Requirements
A summary of the Entry Requirements can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Warwick IFP: The Baccalauréat qualifies students for direct entry to undergraduate programmes.

UndergraduateLink opens in a new window: We accept the French Baccalauréat/OIB (pre- and post-2021) with grades equivalent to A-Levels as follows:


French Baccalauréat

A*A* A

17 overall


16 overall


15 overall


14 overall


13 overall

In addition, for degrees that require specific subject grades:

  • Grade A* at A-Level = Grade 17 (out of 20) in the relevant French Baccalauréat Spécialité subject taken to Year 13 [note: Mathematics requires Grade 18 in Year 13 Spécialité Maths]
  • Grade A at A-Level = Grade 16 (out of 20) in the relevant French Baccalauréat Spécialité subject taken to Year 13
  • Grade B at A-Level = Grade 14 (out of 20) in the relevant French Baccalauréat Spécialité subject taken to Year 13

Note that where degrees have a GCSE Mathematics requirement (i.e., age 16 school leaving certificate), our equivalents are:

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade A = either Grade 12 (out of 20) in French Baccalauréat Spécialité Mathematics taken to Year 13; or Grade 13 in French Baccalauréat Spécialité Mathematics taken to Year 12; or Grade 13 in French Baccalauréat Complémentaires taken to Year 13.
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade B = either Grade 11 (out of 20) in French Baccalauréat Spécialité Mathematics taken to Year 13; or Grade 12 (out of 20) in French Baccalauréat Spécialité Mathematics taken to Year 12; or Grade 12 (out of 20) in French Baccalauréat Complémentaires taken to Year 13.

PostgraduateLink opens in a new window: Typically we require a Licence obtained after three years of study. A score of 13-13.9 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 11.6-13 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

English Requirements

You need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency to meet the entry requirements for Warwick. Please see more here.

Visa Information for France
For information on applying for a visa under the student route for courses over 6 months in duration, click to expand. The Immigration Service is here to help and support you during your application and studies at Warwick.

Immigration summary for nationals of France
The immigration summary below is for nationals of France applying from their home country. If you are a national of another country but living in France, please contact your local visa application centre for further advice or refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website. The information provided should be used as guidance only. It has been taken from the UK Visas and Immigration website, which should be referred to in all immigration matters.

When completing the Tier 4 (General) Student online application, you will be asked to provide an approximate date of travel and the postal code for the address where you will stay once in the UK. Your CAS will contain information as to how to use the ACL code to have your BRP card delivered to the University of Warwick (if you do not use the code, your BRP card will be delivered to a designated Post Office nearest to the post code provided). Your 30-day travel visa will be valid 7 days before the 'expected date of travel' you put on your visa application form, and you can arrive in the UK up to 1 month prior to your course start date. The Home Office decision letter will provide information on the full length of your visa, and details of where to collect the residence permit. You should carry this letter in hand luggage when you travel to the UK.

You can find more information about how to prepare for a Student Visa application, including how to complete the online application form, what documents to prepare, and what documents to submit here:

Is a visa required?

If you want to study in the UK, you must obtain a Student Visa under the points-based system before you travel here.

From 1 January 2021, if you have not previously been granted Settled or Pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be subject to immigration control in order to study in the UK

Please click on the following link and read the guidance provided: EEA Nationals | Brexit (

Is a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required?

No, not required.

Am I considered a ‘low risk’ national by the UK Home Office?

Yes. Low risk nationals applying for a Tier 4 visa from their country of nationality (or in the UK) are not required to submit evidence of English language certificate, academic qualification, financial evidence and evidence of previous UK study (if any). You should, however, still prepare these documents in the event that they are requested by the Home Office UKVI. Please find more information here.

Are you applying with dependants?

If you are considering bringing your family to Warwick, you should read this guidance

Further Guidance

If you require further guidance or information, including advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please see

Visits to your country

The University of Warwick typically visits France each year. Future visits will be advertised here when available.

We offer a range of scholarships for EU and International applicants. You can find a further information on those on our Scholarships website. All fees for Home/EU and International students are listed here You can also find information on living costs here.

Student Community

We have over 300 clubs and societies for you to get involved with and meet other students from your country and across the world. Societies include Academic, Activities & Games, Campaigning, Cultural, Film & Media, Food & Drink, Halls, Music, Performance, Religious & Belief and Welfare, Charity & Action. You can find the full list of clubs and societies here.

If you want to read more about Warwick, the application process and student life, direct from our students, please visit the links below.

Katie WalkerLink opens in a new window Elena Baciu Naia Moutounet

Marie-Aude Rosset

Applying to Warwick

The University of Warwick works with Study Experience in France. You can find their contact details here. You may find the Education UK global website useful for information on studying in the UK.

Apply for Undergraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window via UCAS or apply Direct for our International FoundationLink opens in a new window or Postgraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window.

Arriving at Warwick

For guidance on arriving at the University of Warwick, including information on Airport transfers, please view our Welcome to Warwick pages.

Contact the Europe Team

Questions about studying with us? Abby Hannan and Donna Corcoran are your dedicated contacts for France. They are happy to answer any queries or questions you may have. You can contact them on the information below, or feel free to join us on an upcoming Live Chat.

Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 2686 or Email:

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