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Quality education, diversified culture
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France has one of the most beneficial, accessible and internationally renowned systems of higher education. With excellent global rankings, exceptional French researchers, 62 Nobel Prize winners, France is the destination to pursue high-quality education at an affordable budget.
No matter which country you are from, France will welcome you with open arms. Diversity is seeped into the French culture. People are warm and friendly; they love everything that is art and lay a strong emphasis on quality education. The French are known to open their arms and hearts to people from all races and culture.
Top Reasons to Study in France
France has over 3,500 public and private institutes offering quality higher education developed with a colossal budget with a focus on inspiring excellence. Their long term and continuous political visions have helped establish themselves as a leading benefactor of quality education.
Public institutes, financed by the State, offer a wide choice of programs, covering all areas of learning and research. The Grandes Ecoles also offer excellent programs, ranging from subjects such as political science to veterinary courses. Moreover, the French specialised schools offer a host of programs to choose from.
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The education system in France is organised into the three globally recognised levels to facilitate international mobility. These are undergraduate degrees, masters and doctorate degrees. French universities are also aligned with the Bologna process, adding to the ease of movement for students between different countries that are a part of Bologna Process.
France is one of the more economical European countries for higher education. Tuition fee at most public universities range from EUR 200 – EUR 800 a year depending upon the choice of program. As it goes, these seats are sought after by thousands of international students. If you want to study in France and prefer a public university, you must start the process at least a year in advance.
There are many benefits of completing Masters in France, including post-study work opportunities. Masters students can apply for APS – a temporary residence permit for 24 months. They can use these two valuable years to find employment that matches their aspirations.
Studying in a French university offers students an opportunity to socialise, understand and integrate with other students from across the globe. Collaborations on research, conferences and other events and activities, on and off-campus allow for new experiences and interactions.
Sports plays an important role in the fabric of French culture. Students are encouraged to take up sports and the facilities are excellent.
Class timings in most universities are flexible. A wide range of schedule is usually provided to students to choose from. This allows students to leverage on their time management skills and plan their part-time work or other events to their advantage.
French law allows international students to work for 60% of the legal work year, as long as they have a student resident permit. There is also a minimum wage guaranteed by law. This allows international students to plan expenses accordingly, become familiar with work environment, and interact with people from various cultures and backgrounds.
Students must fulfil criteria mentioned below to be eligible for applying for admission in a French university:
- Must be an Undergraduate: 10+2.
- Minimum 3 years of Bachelors Degree to apply for Master’s program
- Can apply with/without IELTS*, however, it would help if your score is good in IELTS
- Strong recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose/personal statement, essays & resume
- Certificates of achievement & extra-curricular activity participation
- Sound financial background
Visa application follows once admission is secured. Students are required to satisfy the visa office on following in their interview:
- Your intentions to enter France are for educational purposes only
- You have sufficient funds to cover your study and living costs in France
- You will leave by the end of the authorised period of this stay
- You will not breach the conditions of admission (e.g., you will not work without prior authorisation)
Indian students who study and successfully complete Masters in France will now be able to pursue post study work for five years.
Studying in France is more affordable than many other study abroad countries as the tuition fee of most French universities is within reach. If you choose to live away from Paris, even living expenses would be manageable.
It’d depend upon your grades, the university and the timing of scholarship application. Connect with us to know more.
A minimum IELTS band of 6.5 or higher is required to study in France. Connect with us to secure 8+ IELTS band score
Yes. It is compulsory to have health insurance for the entire duration of study in France.
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