€10,000 deposit to study in France?

French parliament has just approved a toughened immigration law which, if it is confirmed by enactment, will have an impact on non EU-students.

To apply for a student residence permit, a deposit will be required and students will be expected to put it on a frozen account.

𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁?
It is said that the amount will be decided by a decree. FYI, in France, a decree can be issued either by the Prime Minister or the President.

Reports talk about:
🤷 €10 or €20, said Prime Minister Borne
🤷 several thousands euros
🤷 €10,000 was also heard at the Assemblée nationale

📚 It is a shame to prevent ambitious students from coming in France to study the language and the culture but not that surprising considering the fact that our country is more and more losing its voice when it comes to world matters.

Our school stands with the individuals and organizations opposed to this law: students unions, universities, lawyers, but also human rights organizations such as Amnesty International France or Utopia 56 especially concerned by the situation of refugees in France, which is worsening year by year.

École Bonjour France will keep doing its job: make people love French language and help them find their way and their due place in a French-speaking environment.