Study in France

France is a historic venue of culture and knowledge and it is so much more than that. Studying in France is an experience in itself as students will not just be part of a larger global-cultural universe but also be the first-hand witness to its glorious history of influencing world culture, art and science. From breathtaking monuments to welcoming locals, some of World's top-ranked universities to highly experienced professional faculties, reasons to study in France are many and varied and we make sure your dream of studying in France is fulfilled.

Some highlights

Comparatively Lower Cost of Education

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Studying in France is comparatively cheaper as compared to other study destinations and given the highly regarded degree and education system of the country, students can avail full value for each penny they spend in France.

Too many Choices, too little Time

Before asking which course to pursue in France, one must consider what s/he is most passionate about. This along with the future prospects of the chosen career is what finally helps students to take the career path that best suits them and at the same time improves their employability. And studying in France does that exactly.

Scholarships to the Rescue

To make your studies in France affordable, scholarships and grants are offered by either the Universities or the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the French embassy at your country. While some universities do offer scholarships up to 10,000 Euro per academic year to eligible students, based on their academic excellence and other criteria. 

 

 

Hone your English-language skills

Since, very year a large number of international students migrate to France for their higher studies, the medium of instruction in most of the universities and colleges is English. For admissions in these institutions, students must score well in the English-proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE and TOEFL.

But what about Visas?

To study in France, if you are not a citizen of any of the EU nations or European Economic Area, you must have a French student visa. Indian students should obtain the VLS-TS to study in France and students are advised to apply for it the moment they are enrolled and they are in possession of the offer letter from the institution they have been admitted into.

All About Life in France

From the historical lanes that inspired many French thinkers and poets to the culture that introduced 'Etiquette' to the world, France is all about the nice things in life. Be that a sip of French wine or its heritage Baguettes, the emblematic bread of the country, if you are person of good taste, France is your ideal destination to up the bar.

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What is the cost of studying in France?

France is one of the top overseas education destination and located in Europe, it has its own appeal for the international students. Studying in France is comparatively cheaper as compared to other study destinations and given the highly regarded degree and education system of the country, students can avail full value for each penny they spend in France.

If you are applying at Public Universities of France

Pursuing a Bachelors degree in France can cost approximately 190 Euros per year while pursuing a Masters degree in the country will cost approximately 260 Euros per year. Engineering degrees in France costs around 620 Euros per academic year and Medicine courses costs in the range of 450 Euros per year. If you are planning to pursue a Ph.D. from any University in France, it will cost you somewhere around 396 Euros per year. 

If you are applying at Private Universities and other Higher Education Institutions

Studying at a Private university or a non-public university in general can be an expensive deal with some of the top institutions charging as much as 10,000 Euros per year. Tuition fee in private universities usually range from 1,500 Euros per year to 20,000 Euros per year. On the other hand, Business schools charge something between 5,000 to 7,000 Euros per year.

Apart from the tuition fee, there might be miscellaneous minor costs to be incurred by the students at the universities or institutions.

Cost of living

The cost of living in France is a but higher than countries like Germany & New Zealand but is more or less equivalent to other top overseas education  destinations like the US and the UK. Though the overall living cost is dependent on individual students' lifestyle, it is also dependent on the location of residence and the type of accommodation.

Paris, Nice, Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse are few of the locations where the cost of living is higher than the other parts of France. Students can either choose to stay at student halls of residence, rent an apartment or at the homestays where French families host you for a certain sum of money. 

Most popular type of accommodation among international students is the halls of residence because it saves money.

For transportation, students can avail a monthly pass for the bus, tram or metro and it costs around 30 Euro. From taking a taxi to renting a bike, when it comes to transportation in France, you can relax as the options are many and comparatively inexpensive.

Apart from all of these, Health Insurance is one of the expense students will need to incur and it's cost vary as per the chosen cover but it usually costs around 20-50 Euros per month.

Top Courses to Pursue in France

What should one study in France? This question has many branches and the most important is concerned with a student's passion for learning. So, before asking which course to pursue in France, one must consider what s/he is most passionate about. This along with the future prospects of the chosen career is what finally helps students to take the career path that best suits them and at the same time improves their employability. And studying in France does that exactly.

France universities are known for ranking high among world universities. This has largely to do with the excellence these universities have regarding various subjects, infrastructural advantages, research options and facilities, expertise of the faculties who are also expert professionals in their own fields, and degrees which are highly regarded by employers the world over.

So, we list a few of the top courses our students have went for their studies in France.

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Engineering
  • Science and related subjects
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Philosophy
  • Sociol Sciences including History, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Medicine
  • Literature and Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Film Studies
  • Mass media and Global communication
  • Information Technology and many more

Which examinations/tests are required to apply and study in France?

Since, very year a large number of international students migrate to France for their higher studies, the medium of instruction in most of the universities and colleges is English. For admissions in these institutions, students must score well in the English-proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE and TOEFL. However, the French equivalent for these tests are TCF (Test de connaissance du francais - Test of knowledge of French) and Le TEF (Test dâ Evaluation de francais - French assessment test) and students might have to appear for them as well for admissions in certain universities.

Like the other study destinations, GRE and GMAT may also be required and students are advised to check the admission requirement and consult the overseas education counsellors for more details about the examinations required to apply and study in the French universities and colleges.

What about scholarships to study in France?

To make your studies in France affordable, scholarships and grants are offered by either the Universities or the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the French embassy at your country. While some universities do offer scholarships up to 10,000 Euro per academic year to eligible students, based on their academic excellence and other criteria. 

Similarly, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is known to offer the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme for students applying for Master's degree or Ph.D. programs.

Most of the grants are awarded based on the financial requirements of the students and can range between 1,606 and 4,600 Euros per year. A few of the grants might also exempt students from the health coverage charge or substantially reduce the charge.

Visa to study in France

To study in France, if you are not a citizen of any of the EU nations or European Economic Area, you must have a French student visa. Indian students should obtain the VLS-TS to study in France and students are advised to apply for it the moment they are enrolled and they are in possession of the offer letter from the institution they have been admitted into. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks to complete the visa process and obtain it.

Students are required to register for an online account at CampusFrance wherein they will be required to upload all the visa documents online. The paying of fee is also to be done through this portal. Following this, an interview will be scheduled and students must explain and describe their plans during their stay in France. This followed by your analysis being forwarded by CampusFrance to the concerned authority.

To avail more information about the steps to apply for a visa, we advise you consult our expert counsellors, who are here to make your visa application process smooth and hassle-free.

All About Life in France

From the historical lanes that inspired many French thinkers and poets to the culture that introduced 'Etiquette' to the world, France is all about the nice things in life. Be that a sip of French wine or its heritage Baguettes, the emblematic bread of the country, if you are person of good taste, France is your ideal destination to up the bar.

Learning French is perhaps the best way to make your life in France easier as not everyone might be well-versed in English as a student and also knowing the local language before moving into a country with a different language is the best thing to do.

The people are warm and welcoming and that is what students are expected to be when they are in France. It is always advisable to keep an open mind and learn the French way of life as that can help students to better adapt and adopt France as their second home during their study abroad tenure.

So, do you dream pursuing your higher studies from top universities in France? Let us help you out.