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Earn While You Learn While Studying at France

The Indian students who study in France can get the chance to work while they are the part of any course in any recognized university provided they have carte de sojourn d’étudiant or the student residency permit. These universities include the business management colleges or universities. All such students have the permission to work a minimum of around 12 hours a week. As per the law of the land, any international student who studies in France is not allowed to work beyond 964 hours a year (maximum 19.5 hours a week). And when you have holidays, you can work full time.

The Indian students (all the non-EU students) who are there for higher education abroad are supposed to obtain Authorization Proviso ire de Travail commonly denoted as APT. This authorizes the temporary employment. You can personally apply for the same at the Direction Departmental du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionally or at the DDTEFP Office. Read the Benefits of studying abroad in the top universities.

The Documents You Need

There are several documents, which you will need (both in Original and Photocopy) in order to become eligible to apply for work in France:

  • The Passport with visa along with the residency permit
  • Your current academic year student card
  • The attestation of the affiliation of your university or college to the French Social Security Department
  • The work contract that should carry the details like the salary, a nature of a contract, educational qualification, start and end date, a number of working hours and workplace.
  • The self-addressed stamped enveloped

If you have all these documents, you can obtain the permission to work and get the support for your living expenses.

Work Options for You

The Indian students who Study in France and work simultaneously save a tangible amount of money to spend on not just their educational expenses but at the same time on exploring this gorgeous country. Well, the following are some of the part-time work options for those enrolled in a recognized university/college in France:

Job Options in Universities

A majority of French universities and colleges offer part-time jobs. These jobs are for Indian student as well as international students. Some of these areas include:

  • working for a university’s marketing team
  • helping the students with a new batch of students
  • supporting the physically disabled students
  • working with the cultural team or university social for several events etc.

The university job contracts are generally for one year and offer you 670 working hours, which is between 1st September and 30th of June, while it remains for 300 hours in between 1st July and 31st August.

The Babysitting or Nanny jobs

If you love young children then you can pick up this job. It involves taking care of kids for any family for few hours after your college. Moreover, this can even help you in picking up the French language. Now more and more French families prefer college students to work as Nannies and babysitters for their children. This is because it helps their children to learn English as well. You can find such jobs at 10-20 Euros per hour.

English Teaching Jobs

There is a demand for learning English by the local inhabitants. Therefore, the Indian students who study in France get a chance to get English Teaching jobs at Language Academy. In fact, there are several jobs in university as well for the English tutor. So, you can try these and add some extra pocket money for your living. The average income for such students can be around 1300 Euros per month. Thus earning while learning has become the main aspects considered by students to study in France. All you need to do is to follow the right channel to get the best-suited option for you. Check out Why You Should Do Your Masters Degree Abroad.

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By Manjiri Thakkar

Manjiri is an Education Consultant and has been writing on career and education tips from the last couple of years. I ho...more

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