Famed for its rich history, beautiful sights and sophisticated way of life, France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world. Thousands of Indian and  International students flock there each year in search of ‘la belle vie’ (the beautiful way of life). If the food, wine, museums and cafe culture haven’t enticed you already, read on to find out even more reasons why France could be the perfect study destination for you. It may surprise you to know that the cost of Higher Education in France is quite reasonable compared to other popular study destinations such as the UK and the USA. If you’re from the EU, you won’t be required to pay higher tuition fees than French students. Funding and grants are also available and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs allocates a large number of grants to international students. Having said that, it’s important to note that the cost of living can be considerably higher, particularly in cities like Paris where food and accommodation can be pricey.

Quick Facts
  • Name : French Republic
  • Capital : Paris
  • Largest City : Paris
  • Population : 65,350,000 (2012)
  • GDP : 2734.95 billion US dollars
  • Currency : Euro
  • Major Languages : French
  • Climate : Mild temperate climate throughout the year with seasonal variations
  • Number of universities : 87
Why Study In France?
  • France is one of the most appealing destination for students worldwide
  • Paris has been voted as no 1 student city! (QS Best Student Cities, 2014)
  • 4th wealthiest country and 5th largest economy of the world
  • Over 5 French business schools are ranked among top 10 business schools in Europe
  • Excellent environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Highly subsidized tuition fees
  • One of the best countries to pursue management and engineering courses with excellent specializations on offer
  • Head quarter of 39 Global fortune 500 companies
  • Collaboration with industry and salary based internships are integral part of curriculum
  • Excellent placement opportunity for students in the area of their study
  • Outstanding research and development opportunities
  • Offer free French language classes for international students
The French Education System

The higher education system of France consist of

  • Public universities – Government funded and open to all meeting eligibility criteria.
  • Grandes écoles –Highly illustrious institutions hence admissions to these are based on entrance examinations scores.
  • Technical institutes that imparts education in vocational subjects
  • February /September
Cost Of Education

*fee details provided are of informative nature may vary depending on the institution and the study program

  • Masters program ( Engineering stream ) – 13500 Euros for entire program Masters program
  • Masters program ( Business stream)- 15200 Euros for entire program
Cost Of Living
  • A minimum of €8,000 per year (may vary depending on the accommodation taken and the life style of the student)
Work Rights & Stay Back
  • Part time work rights of 20 hours per week
  • 2 Year stay back for students who have studied in government institutions