Studying abroad in France

The following article will give you an overview of French education such as the structure of the education system, school culture, and many other things.

In the past year, nearly 300,000 international students chose France as their study abroad destination. The unique characteristics of France’s culture, cuisine and lifestyle make it a favorite place for students to study abroad. The university education system here always receives very generous subsidies from the French government. In addition, France also possesses world-renowned research centers and business training facilities. Before applying to study in France, you should learn a little about how the education system works here through this article.

You may not know:

  • French and international students pay the same tuition fee
  • Bachelor programs in France usually last 3-4 years
  • The Master’s program in France lasts for 2 years
  • Research is the strength of graduate programs in France
  • France has 2 universities in the top 100 of the QS University Rankings
  • France has more than 220 business schools

Types of training facilities in France

Public universities

In addition to paying for public universities, the French government is also responsible for controlling and managing the degrees awarded by these universities. Public universities in France have good training quality and affordable tuition. For that reason, public schools are the first choice of most international students studying in France.

Private universities

Tuition fees at private universities are always much higher than government-funded ones. However, these institutions still have the advantage of teaching specialized subjects in certain fields. Private universities in France are often able to specialize in intensive training in disciplines such as Arts, Anthropology, Science, and Engineering.

The big school – Grandes Écoles

Grandes Écoles are high-quality training institutions present in the French education system in parallel with public and private schools. Students will have many opportunities to develop themselves if they attend these schools. However, in order to be recruited and enrolled in the “Grandes Écoles”, students will have to undergo rigorous entrance exams with high competition.