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France Study Guide for Students - All you need to know!

France, which is also known as the French Republic, is located in Western Europe as a political entity. But France has formed its parts in 6 continents like France Reunion in Africa, Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia in Australasia, Kerguelen in Antarctica, Guyana in South America, Martinique in the Caribbean, and St. Pierre et Miquelon in North America. These parts have made France have 12 different time zones.

Speaking about education in France, students can expect a unique experience with the outstanding education system in France. Plus, France is known for its sophisticated and dynamic environment to flourish in.

Why Study in France?

France is one of the most popular study-abroad locations, attracting a large number of international students from all parts of the world. After graduation, Indian students who study in France can have good professional chances all around the world. France is known for its excellent academics, culture, and diverse community, which attracts a large number of young applicants every year to study in France.

The French government often provides international students with financial assistance for housing, and up to one-third of the cost for successful students. Students who do not speak French are frequently required to take it as a topic during their studies in France. France is one of Europe's most traditionally affluent countries, with a strong sense of art and tradition.

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to France

Here are the eligibility requirements to study in France for Indian Students.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required for students who go for the undergraduate program.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent degree diploma for PG programs.
  • Good IELTS/ TOEFL score
  • Students who are interested to pursue technical courses must clear the interview round.

Check more Eligibility Requirements to Study in France.

  • French Ministry Scholarships.
  • Charpak Scholarship.
  • Erasmus+
  • Eiffel Excellence Programme-Merit Scholarships.
  • Emile Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po University.
  • Sciences Po Rene Seydoux Scholarship in France.

Check the complete list of scholarships in France and your eligibility to get scholarships.

Studying in France is very affordable when compared to many other countries. It would cost around 170 EUR/ year for a Bachelor’s degree, 243 EUR/year for a Master’s, and 380 EUR/year for a Doctorate.

Once received the admission grant from French universities, you can proceed to apply for the France Student Visa. Here are the steps to apply for France Student Visa.

  • Complete the visa application form
  • Submit all the documents required along with the university admission letter
  • Proof of tuition fee payment
  • Complete the visa fees payment
  • Schedule the visa interview and biometrics
  • Receive the visa grant

Get the complete application process for France Student Visa.

France allows the students to work for 18 hours per week or 60% of regular working hours in France.

To get permanent residence status in France, the students must finish their masters in France and then apply for an APS visa which allows staying for 2 years. Meanwhile, the candidate must get a job. To get PRE, the candidate must stay in France for five years.

A minimum of a 6.3 IELTS score is required to study in France. Both IELTS and TOEFL are accepted in France Universities.

  • Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)
  • Sorbonne University
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • Centrale Supélec

  • Medicine.
  • Fashion.
  • Geography.
  • Art History.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Linguistics.
  • Sociology.
  • Communication Technology.

Health and social care, wholesale and retail trade and manufacturing are the industries that currently dominate the labor market in France. Check out the other job opportunities in France for international students here.

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