In order to study in France, you will need to apply for the VLS-TS visa.
The cost of this visa is 99 euros, which is payable after you have confirmation of acceptance into a university in France.
This visa allows you to live, study, and work in the country.
As a student you can work for up to 20 hours a week, and well as freely travel to other Schengen countries.
Once you arrive in France, you will need to pay an additional 60 euros to validate your visa, and this needs to be done within 3 months.