Study in France

Study in France

Why study in France 
France is one of the most sought after study-abroad destinations, inviting abundant number of students every year from all over the world. In addition to a good educational experience, studying in France leads to good career opportunities internationally after graduation. France is better known for its high level of technological development, culture and reputation in the education system, which attracts number of young aspirants here every academic year. For many years, France has held its prominent place in subjects like Mathematics, Astrophysics, Biology, Medicine (Medicine in France), Genetics, Physics and other science subjects. The past record of the country in relation to its contribution to science and research field, its achievement is tremendous. It is also well known for its Elite " Grande Ecole " with selective entry levels for the best students in areas such as Business, Engineering. Thus, many foreign students choose to pursue their higher studies in France due to its technological progress.

Education System
Owning a degree in France is a matter of an immense pride. France is known to give equal weight to both domestic and international students, making it a top reason to study there.

  • The higher education in France is divided into three levels namely, the License Professionnelle, known as the Bachelor’s degree and the other two degrees are the Master’s and Doctorate. The bachelor’s degree is a 3-year course into any chosen field, divided into 6 semesters, the Master’s is a 2-year course and the Doctorate is a 3-year course. The degrees are awarded in European credits known as ECTS. Accordingly, a bachelor’s degree is awarded on obtaining 180 ECTS, while the Master’s is obtained on gaining additional 120 credits.
  • Now there are broadly two types of higher educational institutes in France, the public universities and the grandes écoles (the elite higher-education institutes in France). Students are supposed to be graduates of Baccalauréat. As for international students, they are required to complete their secondary education. There are about 88 public universities spread across the country. As for the grandes écoles, there are over 300 of them covering different subject areas. Admission to grandes écoles is academically tough and more expensive in comparison to education in public universities of France.

Excellence in Science and Technology
In the Information Technology sector, France ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world. France is in the forefront of technological progress in several fields. France is responsible for the monitoring and technical management of the European space program Ariane, the operational launcher of several dozen communications and observation satellite.

Affordable Education 
The cost of studying in France is comparatively more affordable to the students in comparison with the US and the UK. The universities and colleges offer pleasingly low tuition fees and the Public Universities offer a number of attractive scholarships. Most scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of the financial needs of the students. The amount varies between 1,606 to 4,600 EUR per year, while those eligible for a merit-based grant, and receive an amount ranging from 1,800 to 6,102 EUR.

Grants and Scholarships 
The Indo-French Consortium of Universities (IFCU) was created in 2008 to offer dual master’s degrees or joint PhD research projects. Today, joint degrees in nuclear technology, nanotechnology and synthetic chemistry are on offer. French and Indian companies also offer co-financed scholarships. French firms such as Thales, Orange, DCNS, Alten, Michelin and Indian firms such as Neemrana group and Krishnakriti Foundation have offered scholarships to Indian students.

Working while studying in France
Global students have rights to work in France on the off chance that they have a student residence permit and are enlisted in a recognized organization. Numerous language schools are likewise recognized, yet there are supplementary necessities, for example, at least 20 hours of courses for every week.