France is emerging as one of the most favored destinations in Europe for studies abroad. It is a student-friendly country and has been consistently ranking among the top international student destinations for its qualitative education and enticing French lifestyle. France has a lot to offer to an international student, be it in terms of its matchless world class education which is in tune with global job requirements ,intellectual and artistic heritage or mesmerizing scenery. Studying in France, at a University or one of the GrandesÉcoles, has many advantages as they have strong European and international industrial ties and endeavor to recruit on an international basis.Be it culture, travel, health or accommodation, international students enjoy significant benefits and discounts. Though numerous institutions widely offer English-taught courses, students quickly learn French which helps them in social and professional integration.France is home to leading International Corporations like Airbus, Total, Orange, L’Oréal, Renault, Capgemini, etc. thereby offering great employment opportunities post studies.

    Quick Facts About France

    • Name                              : French Republic
    • Capital                            : Paris
    • Largest City                   : Paris
    • Population                     : 65,350,000 (2012)
    • Currency                        :  Euro,French Franc
    • Climate                           : Mild temperate climate throughout the year with seasonal variations
    • Major cities                    : Paris,Marseille,lyon,Dijon,Reims
    • Major Languages          : French
    • Number of universities : 87

    Why Study in France?

    • France is one of the most appealing destinations for students worldwide
    • Paris has been voted as no 1 student city! (QS Best Student Cities, 2014)
    • 4th wealthiest country and 5th largest economy of the world
    • Over 5 French business schools are ranked among top 10 business schools in Europe
    • Excellent environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Highly subsidized tuition fees
    • Subsidized Accommodation by Government- France is the only country in Europe to offer this benefit. All students are eligible on a case to case basis to apply for assistance and receive a subsidy on cost of accommodation from 30% to 50% of the rent from the French Government.
    • Students are eligible for 2years of post study work visa on completion of a Master’s course
    • France is the right choice for those who are looking for courses in Luxury and Brand Management, Hospitality, Business, Fashion and Cookery.
    • English taught courses, the possibility of admissions without IELTS, internships in multinational companies and access to visit all the Schengen countries on a student visa are the advantages of pursuing higher education in France.  
    • Head quarter of 39 Global fortune 500 companies
    • Collaboration with industry and salary based internships are an integral part of curriculum
    • Excellent placement opportunity for students in the area of their study
    • Outstanding research and development opportunities
    • Free French Language Courses - French classes are provided by many Government organizations for free.Enrolment fees are typically around €5to€10. Duration remains 2 to 3 hours a day.It is part of the course curriculum for which exams are conducted and students are awarded a certificate for their French knowledge level.
    • Low Transportation Expenses - A Transportation pass costs around €35per month for students under 25years of age,else it is around €45to€50 per month

    France for International Students

                      Studying in France means benefiting from one of the world's best and most flexible systems of higher education. The educational institutions offer a wide range of scholarships to international students based on their academics and personal interview for admissions. French law authorizes foreign students to work part time up to 964 hours per year. High visa success rate, subsidized accommodation and transportation and post-study work visa of up to 2 years are some of the other benefits for international students planning to study in France.

    Education System in France

    The French education system is particularly known for being complicated when it comes to different categories and types of diplomas and tests.The French education system consists of three stages -  primary education, secondary education, and higher education.

    • BEPC - 10th Standard
    • Baccuralate-12th Standard
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Phd/Doctorate

    Universities and Colleges in France

    • Skema Business School,Paris
    • NEOMA Business School,Rouen
    • Burgundy School of Business,Dijon
    • Rennes School of Business,Rennes,France
    • ExceliaGroup,La Rochelle
    • lnstitutsupérieurd'electronique de Paris (ISEP), Paris
    • EPITA - School of Engineering and Computer Science,Paris
    • Esigelec Graduate School of Engineering,Rouen
    • Institutsupérieur du commerce de Paris - ISC,Paris
    • EM Normandie Business School,Paris
    • Le Cordon Bleu,Paris
    • Leonard De Vinci,Paris
    • The Catholic University of the West,Angers
    • College de Paris, Paris, France
    • Queen Mary University of London, Paris
    • Istituto Marangoni Fashion and Design School,Paris
    • Sustainable Design School,Nice,France
    • The American Business School of Paris,Paris
    • EcoleDucasse,Paris

    Hot courses in France

    • International Luxury and Brand Management
    • Fashion Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Management
    • International Business
    • Information Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Master in Management
    • Finance And Accounting
    • Marketing Management

    Entry Requirements and Cost of Education in France


    • Course Duration: 3 Years , For Engineering :4 Years
    • Academic Requirement : 60% in Plus Two
    • Course Cost : 9000 Euro  to 12,000 Euro


    • Course Duration: 1 Year or 2 Years
    • Academic Requirement : 60% - 75% in Bachelors
    • Course Cost : 7000 Euro  to 15,000 Euro

    Work Rights And Stayback In France

    • Part time work rights of 20 hours per week
    • 2 Year stay back for students who have completed Masters
    • 6 Months stay back for students for Bachelors

    Intakes in France

    • February
    • October

    Scholarships in France

    France as a study abroad destination,may be considered affordable compared to other European countries.However,there are people who feel that the French student life is unmanageable due to financial burden.If you are one of these peoples,do not worry because France has a lot of scholarship programs which international students can apply for.

    • Eiffel Scholarships
    • Emily Boutmy Scholarships for Non EU Students
    • Universite Paris - Saclay International Master’s Scholarships
    • INSEAD - Syngenta MBA Scholarships for Developing Country Leaders
    • Ampere Excellence Scholarship for International Students
    • ENS International Selection Scholarships
    • Grenoble INP Foundation Scholarships

    Internships in France

    As a graduate student, internships can prove to be a vital link for a seamless transition from your college campus to a high paying job. Internships while studying abroad help you gain real world experience by developing essential skills that employers look for - confidence, communication, professionalism and work ethics. 

    Being an intern adds significant value to your resume and helps you build a professional network, ultimately enhancing the chances of getting your dream job. 

    • You can opt for paid or unpaid internships and prepare for a global career while you are pursuing the program, during the vacation, or soon after graduation.
    • Internships may be part-time or full-time. They are usually part-time during a university semester and full-time during the summer, winter or Easter holidays.
    • Semester internships are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters.
    • The internships abroad usually last an entire semester and some may even last an entire year. The longer duration programs help you to explore the work processes and acquire the technical know-how.
    • Some internships are paid while others help you to earn academic credits.
    • The duration and stipend vary depending on the university or the organization.

    Living Expenses in France

    Living Cost - 9600 Euro per Year(3 Month Old Fund)

               Funding should be shown as Savings accounts,Fixed Deposits or Educational Loan(Have to submit documents)

    Documents Required  for France Student Visa

    • SSLC Certificate
    • Plus-Two Certificate
    • Degree Certificate Original or Provisional( didn't get original certificate)
    • Semester Wise Marksheets (All semester)
    • Degree Consolidated Mark Sheets
    • Passport(Front & Back)
    • One Letter Of Recommendation- Medium of Instruction(Must include admission number of institution or Date of Birth)
    • Statement Of Purpose
    • Passport Size Photo
    • Updated CV ( Must include percentage, Name of institution with place ,starting and ending year of each academics)
    • Experience Letter / Gap Justification Letter

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