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Student Part-Time Work

Student Part-Time Work

Published on November 13, 2007

Students who have completed one academic year in France, may work in France, but French law regulates work by international students of all nationalities in France.

During the academic year, they may work no more than 17.5 hours per week. During vacations, students may work full time (35 hours per week).

International students wishing to work in France must obtain prior authorization from the French Ministry of Labor. Temporary work permits are usually given to students who do not have sufficient private resources to pursue their studies. The permit is valid three months and may be renewed upon presentation of evidence of continuing studies.