Study In France
France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world, with nearly 200,000 foreign students, and it contributes up to 10 percent of the country’s college student population. France is a developed country with the world’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP. The numbers of international students who are migrating to France are increasing every year.
Why Study In France
France is the most popular non-English speaking destination for international students in the world.
- France is one of the most appealing destinations for students worldwide
- Paris has been voted as no 1 student city! (QS Best Student Cities, 2014)
- France is the wealthiest country to stay & live as an international student.
- France is the world’s top tourist destination in terms of a number of foreign visitors.
- The quality of French higher education is widely recognized throughout the world.
- France ranks sixth in the world in terms of domestic spending on research and development.
The French education system long enjoyed a reputation for having one of the best education systems in the world. France shares the European LMD degree system – License (6 Semesters, 180 ECTS, similar to a US Bachelors), Master (10 Semesters, 300 ECTS) and Doctorate (16 Semesters) – with credits accumulating and transferring under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). France education system gives you more opportunities in your hand to excel your career graph in various fields such as Nuclear, Space and Aviation, Engineering, Teaching, Linguistics, Art, History, Medicine, and Fashion.
Work While Studying
Full-time students in France have the legal right to work part-time. Besides financing your studies, you’re also gaining valuable working experience. You are allowed to work only 964 hours annually i.e. 20 hours per week. In case you are in a program, then you are allowed 472 work hours.students who have completed their master’s degree in France can apply for a temporary residence permit, for a period of 24 months.
Plan Your Funds And Budget
The cost of studying in France for international students is very affordable as compared to other countries. Tuition rates at public institutions are set by the government and they are very affordable. The cost of living in France for international students depends on your living style and your location.The cost of living in France for international students is 1,000 EUR per month, which include your accommodation cost in France, food, transportation, clothes and leisure activities.
Select Course You Want To Study
Some of the top courses in France which are highly chosen by international students include International Business, Fashion Technology, Law, Science, Teaching, Space and Aviation technology, Arts and humanities and language programmes etc.The major intake to apply in French universities for international students is February and July while the minor intake is September and November.
Universities And Colleges in France
- Pantheon-Sorbonne University
- ESSEC Business School
- University of Grenoble
- University of Rouen
- University of Strasbourg
- University of Nantes
- University of Paris
- Paris School of Business
Step 1: Online Registration
- Create your Campus France Account on “Etudes en France” – https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/etudesenfrance/dyn/public/login.html?ecf=IN&locale=en_IN
- Fill up the online CampusFrance form, here is the guide to complete your CF File- http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/sites/locaux/files/inde/page/136698/STUDENT%20-%20Hors%20DAP%20%5BCompatibility%20Mode%5D.pdf
- Once you have completed the online form and uploaded all the required documents, you will receive your unique CampusFrance Registration Number.
- This file number (Example IN16-XXXXX) has to be emailed to the nearest Campus France office.
Step 2: Appointment with the Campus France Managers
- The academic interview will be in person and you are required to carry the following documents (originals version)
- 12th mark sheet and passing certificate.
- Bachelor degree and mark sheets (if applicable). If you do not have your degree as yet please get a bonafide letter from your university.
- Master degree and mark sheets (if applicable). If you do not have your degree as yet please get a bonafide letter from your university.
- Work Experience Letter or Internship (if applicable)
- Passport (valid passport)
- Admission letter from the French Institute/university (the letter should include the name of the program chosen, study duration, the full amount of the tuition fee, down payment receipt and remaining balance if any)
- Letters from the institution in India and France stating that the student is part of an exchange programme (if applicable)
- The receipt of the payment of Rs 13500 payment details here- http://www.inde.campusfrance.org/en/Page/campus-france-payment-procedure
- Completed Long Stay Visa Form.
- Completed OFFI Form.
Step 3: Appointment with the VFS-France
- After the academic interview the CampusFrance advisor you need to schedule an appointment with VFS-France.
- Students can refer to the following webpage to make a telephonic appointment http://www.vfs-france.co.in/contactus.html
- To schedule an appointment online please refer http://www.vfs-france.co.in/scheduleanappointment.html. A student applying to New Delhi VFS click on Others
- At the VFS you only require to deposit your documents, read here for documentation- http://www.vfs-france.co.in/studentlongstay.html