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Study in France- A Guide for International Students

France is one of the countries that is gaining steadfast popularity amongst international students for their higher studies. Famous for its traditions and cultural heritage, this beautiful nation also tops for its high level of technological development. Attracting foreign students, the French government also supports the students by providing assistance in terms of financial aids for accommodation etc.

Having a diverse history and culture, the students get both world-class education as well as a sophisticated and diverse environment to live in. France is rich in artistical, philosophical and scientific customs, all making it an exciting destination for students who wish to reconnoiter for adventures while studying.
The top tourist attractions in France encompass:
      ➔ Eiffel Tower (Paris)
      ➔ Château de Versailles (Versailles)
      ➔ Mont Saint Michel (Normandy)
      ➔ The Côte d'Azur
      ➔ The Louvre (Paris)
      ➔ Mont Blanc (Western Europe’s largest mountain)

Being a powerful name in the International Market with its home corporations such as Airbus, Total, Orange, L’Oréal, Renault, and Capgemini, France offers enormous career outcomes to the students. Apart from this, many universities in France have close industrial ties with international giants and strive for recruitment on a multinational basis.

Education System

The education system of France is divided into three categories:
      1. Public universities – Federally funded and is open for all, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
      2. Grandes écoles (private universities) - Highly illustrious institutions hence admissions to these are based on entrance examinations scores.
      3. Technical institutes – Provides education in vocational subjects.

Living Expenses

As an international student, it is important to know and be well-versed with the expenses that you will have to bear beforehand. This helps the student to manage their finances well. An overview is given in the table below:

Expenditure
Average Cost

Accommodation

300 - 600 Euro per month

Food

350 - 500 Euro

Health Insurance

40 Euro

Transport

50 - 130 Euro

Utilities

50 - 100 Euro

Personal Expenses

100 - 300 Euro


Tuition Fees

Although the tuition fees depend on the course and college or university, the average cost of education is estimated in the below mentioned table.

Study Program
Average Tuition Fees in €

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

€ 2,770 – € 10,000 yearly

Postgraduate Master’s Degree

€ 3,770 – € 10,000 yearly


Intakes

There are two major intakes in France:
      ● Intake 1- Major Intake - Summer Semester - October
      ● Intake 2- Minor Intake - Winter Semester - April

For more information regarding the course and career prospects in France, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.

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