• France is one of the most popular destinations for international students.
  • Among its major advantages are the high quality of education, the remarkably low tuition fees, and the enjoyable French way of life.
  • French universities are near the top of renowned university rankings each year.
  • Their institutions offer an education that easily competes with other countries.
  • France is particularly a good choice for those wanting to study business related subjects.
  • The country is a hub for international business and management education, and has lots of business schools in the worldwide rankings.
  • France has 71 public universities and they are all funded by the national government, offering excellent education at a very affordable price to all students, domestic or international.
  • There are also a number of private universities.
  • The academic year begins in September or October and ends in May or June.
  • There are two semesters, divided by a break following final examinations at the end of the first semester.
  • There are two main types of courses offered at French universities: large lecture courses, where the professor speaks and students take notes, and sections & labs, designed for smaller groups of students where the material covered in lectures is explored in greater detail. Usually, attendance in sections & labs is mandatory.
  • Some career-oriented programs also require internships and practical training.
  • When it comes to degrees, French universities use a format popular throughout EU: license, master, doctorate. License refers to undergraduate studies and it lasts for 6 semesters (3 years), with 180 ECTS earned.
  • Master studies last for an additional 4 semesters (2 years), for a total of 5 years of study and 300 ECTS earned.
  • Doctorate can be obtained after the additional 6 semesters (3 years).
  • It’s also important to know that every university has an internship referral system and a career services office.

Top universities in France

  • Paris Science et Letters Research University
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Sorbonne University
  • CentraleSupelec
  • Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
  • Sciences Po
  • Universite Paris-Sud 11
  • Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
  • Universite Grenoble – Alpes
  • Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7

Documents required:

  • Confirmed admission letter from French University/school
  • Final admission letter – unconditional
  • Proof of Accommodation in France
  • Proof of Financial Resources
  • Overseas Medical
  • Insurance Flight tickets
  • Academic Degree Certificate
  • Resume
  • Valid Passport

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