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.
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.
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:
Although the tuition fees depend on the course and college or university, the average cost of education is estimated in the below mentioned table.
There are two major intakes in France:
● Intake 1- Major Intake - Summer Semester - October
● Intake 2- Minor Intake - Winter Semester - April
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