Study in France

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France

Support for applying to University in France

What can France offer students

There are many reasons that make studying in France very appealing: it has one of the most prestigious educational systems in the world; an interesting and intellectual student life, and a culture that is both rich and diverse.

France has 77 public funded universities that are all funded by the national government offering excellent education at an affordable price. Many of these universities are now offering programmes in English. French is widely used on a day-to-day basis, especially when shopping for groceries or administrative purposes. Studying in France means that once you graduate, you may well be fluent in French, giving you an advantage in your chosen field.  French is, one of the UN official languages and the world’s 3rd most used business language.

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Study cost

As of September 2019, international students will have to pay higher tuition fees at French public universities, however, fees still remain low. If you are a European citizen, fees will be less than £1,000 a year. For international students fees are around £3,000 but only £350 for a PhD.

The cost of living largely depends on where you study and the type of accommodation you choose. Student life can be inexpensive - even in large cities, you could get by on £800 per month including accommodation. The exception would be in Paris where you can expect to pay more.You could also consider homestay accommodation where you live with a local family. This can be a great option for international students as it will help to improve your language skills and be more cost effective. To help support your studies international students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.

After graduation

As a hub for international business management, France is a particularly good choice for studying business related subjects. France is home to many of the world’s largest corporations such as Louis Vuitton, Airbus and Deezer. Graduating from a French university would be a great starting point - each one having an internship referral system and careers service office so you will always know the most recent opportunities available.

With all this in mind, France proves itself to be an exciting destination for international students that is well worth considering.

If you’re interested in studying in France, we can help you navigate the university application process, ensuring you make the right choice of university course and location. Please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.