You’re thinking of studying in France? You can’t imagine all that lies in front of you!
Learning French, discovering a new culture, meeting international students… A genuine adventure awaits you!
The different regions of France display incredible variety in culture and heritage, their traditions and cuisine, sea or mountains, city or country-side. In each region, you will easily find academic institutions that offer study programmes suited to your needs and personal endeavours.
Use your time studying in France to explore a colourful and diverse country!
- ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP ECONOMIC POWERS.
A world economic power, France ranks third in Europe in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is the second-largest European market (IMF 2018, Eurostat 2015).
- ADVANCED RESEARCH
France is widely recognised for their research excellence.
Second in the world for their number of Fields Medal’s laureates, fourth in the world for Nobel Prize winners, fourth in the world in the number of applications for European patents, France has several famous researchers with whom you can be in contact during your studies.
- AN EXCELLENT SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION CATERING TO EVERY NEED
The French system of higher education is based on a network of 3 500 public and private institutions found throughout the country. French higher education offers a wide range of specialised programmes in all disciplines.
- PROGRAMMES FUNDED AND GUARANTEED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT
Courses are accredited, and the French government pays a substantial share of the real cost of the education of every student – 10 000 to 15 000€ per student, per year.
- A WIDE CHOICE OF PROGRAMMES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Search for your programme amongst more than 1 600 that are taught in English!
- THE “BIENVENUE EN FRANCE” LABEL
This is a certification system that highlights excellence in international student services.
The “Bienvenue en France” label recognises educational institutions that provide high-quality support services for their international students.
- AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
With more than 358 000 international students, making up 12% of total enrollments, France ranks fifth in the world in hosting international students after the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany (UNESCO 2020). France’s education institutions award degrees that comply with the common European framework known as LMD (for Licence, Master, and Doctorate).
French diplomas are therefore recognised and accepted throughout the world.
- THE FRENCH LIFESTYLE
In France, you can find more than 40 000 monuments and protected sites, 41 cultural treasures appearing on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites, eight thousand museums, two thousand cinemas, and almost five hundred festivals.
- FRANCE IS A SAFE AND TOLERANT COUNTRY.
French health-care and transportation systems are unique and broadly recognised.
In France, as an international student, you will benefit from the same rights and degrees as French students.
- AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE
French is the world’s fifth most widely spoken language, with 300 million speakers. French is the world’s #3 business language and the #2 language for international news (OIF 2018).
- A PLEASANT AND STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
Situated right in the heart of Europe, France is the world’s top tourist destination in terms of the number of visitors (WTO 2018).
From castles to different wine regions, there’s loads to explore!