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Study in France

Salut, mon ami! Welcome to the rich, cultural landscape of France. Find yourself dazzled by the cuisine, the dancing, the art, and the music – all while you learn the French language. Thousands of people take their holiday in France every year to enjoy the wine and the relaxed lifestyle, if only for a short period of time. But, why not extend that holiday, and learn something while you’re at it?

These days, universities in France are starting to offer plenty of English-taught degree options for Master’s and Bachelor’s students all over the world. From its long history in science, literature, art, and history, France has plenty of exciting options for international students.

So, when you’re dreaming of walking dreamily around the The River Seine, or making your home in the Château de Versailles, then why not go to France for your study abroad adventure?

Why Study in France?

Institutions and universities in France stand out for having small classes, allowing instructors to give you a lot of extra time and attention. Moreover, several universities are specialised and designed to teach within a specific subject area. So, in a major city, like Paris, students will find lots of universities and grandes écoles that are either focused on research or job training.

Recently, France has joined alongside other European countries in offering lots of English-taught degree options for Master’s and Bachelor’s students. So, now students no longer need to be intimidated by the French language and can actually manage to successfully study at a French university.

Of course, you’re still encouraged to learn French upon your arrival. Ordering wine and talking about fine art is so much more sophisticated in Le français.

What to study in France?

When you study in France, you can find schools, universities, and institutions that are specifically devoted to the subject you’re most interested in. And because France has always been able to produce some of the greatest minds in Business, Economics, Science, and Art, you can be sure that you’ll join the ranks of other experts in your field.

Here are some subjects you might enjoy studying in France:

Major cities in France

Everyone knows Paris – the big metropolitan city with the Eiffel Tower. But there are other charming cities all over the country, where international students can have a great time, drink great wine, and meet new people.

Which universities to attend in France

All over France, there are plenty of well-established and reputable universities to choose from. Depending on what you study, you may be interested in going to one of the grande écoles or universities designed specifically for your subject.

Here is a list of universities we recommend:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in France

Each university in France has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.

Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:

  • A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree)
  • A transcript/record of your previous courses
  • A scan of your passport and/or birth certificate
  • Your CV
  • Testing scores
  • Evidence of scholarship or funding
  • Letters of recommendation (between 2-3)
  • Portfolio and/or writing samples
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for a French university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in France you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require French, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

English-language tests

To apply to study in France, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.

The certificates generally accepted by the universities in France are:

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • CAE or CPE

Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.

Living in France

What is it like to study in France?

French universities and institutions are known for having small classroom sizes. This means that, as a student, you don’t need to feel intimidated to ask questions or participate in a discussion. Plus, your instructors will be able to give you extra, individual assistance if you need it.

While you attend university in France, you’ll also be able to enjoy a thriving social life outside of your classes. With plenty of museums to visit and wonderful restaurants to try, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in plenty of French culture, while also getting your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Tuition fees for universities in France

In France, they have both public and private universities, and different tuition fees with each. Tuition fees also change based on what you choose to study and what your education level will be.

Public universities:

  • Bachelor’s students: 189.10 EUR per year (for subjects other than Engineering and Medicine)
  • Master’s students: 261.10 EUR per year
  • Ph.D students: 396.10 EUR per year
  • Private universities
  • Research universities: approx. 1500-6000 EUR per year.
  • Business schools: 4500-7000 per year
Living costs in France

Depending on whether you find yourself in a big city or not, the cost of living within France can be quite different. However, compared to the rest of Europe, France can be quite pricey.

Here is a breakdown of prices to expect in France:

  • Rent (3-bedroom apartment): 913.50 – 1200 EUR per month
  • Three course meal for 2 people at a mid-range restaurant: 50 EUR
  • Milk: 0.94 EUR
  • Load of bread: 1.32 EUR
  • Monthly transportation pass (metro, bus, train): 54.00 EUR
  • Cappuccino: 2.64 EUR

About France

These days, universities in France are starting to offer plenty of English-taught degree options for Master’s and Bachelor’s students all over the world. From its long history in science, literature, art, and history, France has plenty of exciting options for international students.

Interesting facts about France
  • France is the most visited country in the world. In 2012, they welcomed over 83 million tourists.
  • People in France are prohibited from naming their pigs Napoleon.
  • Louis XIX was king of France for 20 minutes.
  • The people who invented the first digital calculator, hot air balloon, parachute, Braille, margarine, and the first public interactive computer were all French.
  • In France, you are legally allowed to marry a dead person.

Listed Institutes in France

Bordeaux

Créteil

Le Mans

Lyon

Marseille

Paris

Sophia Antipolis

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