France

France, known by its high quality of life, is also one of the founding countries of the European Union and a member of the Schengen Agreement. While the usual language of instruction in the majority of offered courses is French, France has become one of the most popular educational destinations in the world for international students from Europe and other regions in the world interested in study abroad programs.

France is considered to be the cultural capital of the world. The culture of France is diverse, reflecting regional differences as well as the influence of recent immigration. France has played an important worldwide role for centuries as a cultural centre, with Paris as a world centre of high culture. France is noted for its cosmopolitan, civilized approach to life, combined with great concern for style, fashion and appearances.



Top 5 Programs

Hotel Management

Business

Fashion Management

Arts

Architecture

Major Intakes

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Course Duration

Undergraduate Programmes- 3 years

Postgraduate Programmes – 2 years

Key advantages of studying in France
  • World’s THIRD leading host country for higher education
  • TDeveloped economy
  • Quality education
  • Paid internship opportunity with top
  • European multinationals Low fees




  • IELTS/TOEFL or GRE score not mandatory
  • Accommodation helps by French government up to 40% to 50%
  • Free French language coaching*
  • 1 year PSW (Post Study Work) permit and opportunity for PR
  • European Union Visa

With the increased autonomy of universities, the massive access of students to university studies and the development of university exchanges in Europe, the higher education system in France have changed considerably over the last decade, drawing it closer to that of other countries. New courses have been devised, accessible at different levels and more open onto the job market; for example, they often include periods of courses and periods of internships in situ.

Compared to other countries, France now receives one of the highest proportions of foreign students in the world: currently over 10 % of the overall student population.

France is one of Europe’s leading countries with regard to the number of international students studying there, with a current figure of over 240,000 students. Thanks to the flexibility of the French higher education system, an itinerary tailored to suit each individual can be established from initial university studies to the most advanced specialization programs.



Higher education in France is organized in three levels or grades which correspond to those of other European countries, facilitating international mobility:


Required Tests
  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • Doctrate

Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.

Tuition fees at universities are very nominal and can vary between Euro 5,000 to 10,000 per annum. Living cost would be 615 to 1000 Euro.

The French Higher Education system has developed good links with the private sector. Most courses include a training period in a French company, which frequently leads to permanent employment. French universities benefit from close links with local industries and the experience of a foreign professional environment is always an asset for an international student. As a result, France attracts many students from abroad every year. Students can work part- time for up to 20 hours a week during studies.

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