Study in FRANCE

France is considered as a 3rd Leading Host Country for Higher Education. Studying in France gives international students the opportunity to learn the language and gain a cultural perspective. Students will appreciate the beautiful, developed cities and the great variety of social life available. French people have a tradition to welcome foreign students from all across the world. Here are the main reasons for choosing France as a study abroad destination:

Why study in France?

  • Attractive Tuition Rates: Tuition fees in France are relatively affordable compared to other countries, making quality education accessible.
  • Quality Higher Education: France offers a variety of programs tailored to meet students’ academic and professional needs, with many institutions ranked among the best globally.
  • Outstanding Research and Development: French universities and research institutions provide excellent opportunities for cutting-edge research and innovation.
  • Economic Powerhouse: France is a major global economic player, providing numerous opportunities for internships, jobs, and networking in various industries.
  • Home to Leading Corporations: France hosts many top international companies like Airbus, Total, Orange, LVMH, L’Oréal, and Danone, offering excellent career prospects.
  • Valuing Young Talent: Innovation and entrepreneurship are highly encouraged, with many programs and resources dedicated to nurturing young talent.
  • French Lifestyle: The French way of life, culture, and cuisine are renowned worldwide. Paris, in particular, is celebrated as the #1 student city (QS Best Student Cities, 2014).
  • Business Language: French is the third most common business language, opening up numerous international business opportunities.
  • Appealing Destination: France's rich history, culture, and scenic beauty make it an attractive place for students from around the globe.
  • High Recommendation Rate: According to the Baromètre Campus France (2013), 9 out of 10 international students recommend France as a study destination, reflecting high satisfaction levels among students.
  • Internship Opportunities: France offers numerous internships for both bachelor's and master's students, providing valuable practical experience and enhancing employability.
  • Scholarships Available: There are various scholarships available for international students to help finance their studies, making it even more accessible.
  • Part of the Schengen Area: France's membership in the Schengen Area allows students to travel freely across 26 European countries, enriching their cultural and educational experience.
  • Highly Ranked Universities: Many universities in France are ranked among the best in the world, ensuring a high standard of education and global recognition of qualifications.

Popular Course choices in France

  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Art and Design
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science and IT
  • Health and Medicine
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Aviation Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Brand Management


IntakeApplication Period
Fall/Autumn Semester (September/October)November - April
Spring Semester (January/February)September - November


  • Primary Intake: Most programs begin in the Fall/Autumn semester.
  • Spring Intake: Fewer programs are available for the Spring semester.

Top Universities and Business Schools

Université Paris-SaclayUniversité de Paris (Paris Diderot University)Université Grenoble Alpes
Université Toulouse 1 CapitoleUniversité de StrasbourgUniversité de Bordeaux
Université de LilleUniversité Aix-MarseilleUniversité de Nantes
Université de Rennes 1INSEADHEC Paris
Sciences Po ParisÉcole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris)École Polytechnique
KEDGE BUSINESS SCHOOLSkema Business SchoolNEOMA Business School

Residence Permit and Visa:

1. Temporary Resident Permit (APS - Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour):

  • Graduates of a Master’s degree or higher can apply for a temporary resident permit (APS), valid for 12 months, to look for work or start a business in France.
  • This permit can be extended for an additional 12 months.
  • During this period, graduates can work in any job to support themselves and are not restricted to jobs in their field of study.

2. Long-Term Residence Permit:

  • If you secure a job related to your field of study, you can apply for a change of status to a long-term residence permit.
  • The job must meet certain criteria, such as a minimum salary requirement.

3. EU Blue Card:

  • Highly skilled workers may be eligible for the EU Blue Card, which allows them to live and work in France and other EU countries.
  • Requires a job contract with a minimum duration and salary threshold.

4. Entrepreneur Visa:

  • Graduates who wish to start their own business can apply for an entrepreneur visa.
  • Requires a solid business plan and sufficient financial resources.

Application Process Summary:

  • Choose Your Program: Select the course and university you want to apply to.
  • Check Requirements: Ensure you meet the academic and language requirements (typically French or English proficiency).
  • Online Application: Most applications are submitted through the French national application system, Parcoursup, or directly through the university's website.
  • Submit Documents: Required documents typically include:
    • High school transcripts
    • Language proficiency test scores (DELF/DALF for French, IELTS/TOEFL for English)
    • Statement of purpose
    • Letters of recommendation
  • Application Fee: Pay any required application fees.
  • Interviews/Tests: Some programs may require additional entrance exams or interviews.
  • Acceptance and Enrollment: Once accepted, follow the university's instructions for enrollment.