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France, the second most attractive destination for international students as per the most recent survey where 64% of 14,245 surveyed international students chose France as the second most attractive country to study. Only Canada is ahead of Europe with 69% student popularity.

French culture is absolutely amazing and something that all international students should look forward to. France has a lot of international students from across the globe, hence it becomes easier for students to mingle with their own as well as other nationalities. 

Why study in France

France has a strong cultural history. Students can visit museums, be a part of cultural clubs as well as other local groups for entertainment purposes. Students can also enjoy watching movies as France as over 2000 cinemas scattered across its cities.

Institutions and universities in France stand out for having small classes, allowing instructors to give you a lot of extra time and attention. Moreover, several universities are specialised and designed to teach within a specific subject area. So, in a major city, like Paris, students will find lots of universities and grandes écoles that are either focused on research or job training.

French universities are scientific, cultural and professional public institutions, degrees are recognized by the Bologna Process (EU recognition) bachelor’s degrees and are comparably named Master and Doctorate degrees.

French universities are extremely proactive in organizing events, sports tournaments, conferences and seminars that give international students a chance to mix with other students.

What to expect in France

Climate in France:

France’s climate is temperate but divided in four distinct climate areas.

People in France:

People in France are very friendly and welcoming. Knowing the language is a great asset if you plan to study and make a career in France.

Value of Education:

France offers world class education in French and English language. Education is a serious matter in France and if you chose to study in France you can be rest assured you are getting the best education.

There are many industries in which France excels, one can easily earn a world class degree here no matter what type of career you are interested in. Nuclear, Space and Avitaion are popular programs in France due to the advancement in technology. Other industries which are popular in France are teaching, Languages, Art, History, Medicine, Economics and Law. Medicine is a five year program in France and offers great research labs and faculty to churn top notch medical professionals.

Overall, it’s not a dull life for students. France has made several technological advancements in recent years which is brought in immense work opportunities for a lot of students.

Universities understand that students’ lives cannot always revolve around their books. They are extremely proactive in organizing events, sports tournaments, conferences and seminars that give international students a chance to mix with other students.

These days, universities and colleges in France are starting to offer plenty of English-taught degree options for Master’s and Bachelor’s students all over the world.

Admission Requirements and Cost of Study in France

You can apply to a maximum of THREE institutions. You can obtain the application from the universities website. Each university has its own admission requirement.

Cost of Study in France

International students pay a higher fee than a EU national. You have to pay the entire tuition fee at the beginning of the academic year, i.e Sept.

Bachelors: EUR 2,770 per year
Engineering: EUR 620
Medicine: EUR 450 – EUR 7000
Masters: EUR 3,770 per year
Doctorate: EUR 380 per year

Living Cost:It is estimated that you will need around 430 Euros per month to survive while you attend university.

List of documents you will need to apply

  1. Campus France Authorisation
  2. Copy of your passport
  3. Past years grade reports and passing out certificate
  4. Personal statements
  5. French/ English proof of language proficiency
  6. Proof that you have the financial resources to fund your stay in France
  7. Passport size photographs
  8. GRE/ GMAT / SAT may be required by some universities

Medical School Requirements in France

France Medical School has 6 years and has a tuition of EUR 450 – EUR 7000 per year in public and private universities, they require 12 years of schooling with credits in all science subjects and English or French language.

Universities in France

Top ranking universities in France

  1. Paris Sciences et Letters Research University (PSL)
  2. Sorbonne University
  3. Ecole Polytechnique
  4. University of Paris
  5. Universite de Strasbourg
Futures Abroad represents the following Educational Institutions in France
 Educational InstitutionWebsite
IFA, Paris
French International Graduate Schools
International School of Business & Management
ESAM - The School of Advanced Mgmt. & Finance
ICD - International Business School
IDRAC Business School
American Business School, Paris
WIS - Web International School
IEFT - School of Tourism
Istituto Marangoni

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