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A WALK THROUGH GUIDE TO STUDY IN FRANCE


If you would like to research in a state that's varied and has a superb academic standing, France is the place for you. It's amongst the most loved study destinations, which makes it ideal for students.

There are now over 250,000 global students in France. In reality, approximately 10 per cent of enrolments in French universities are global students, and a lot of these are research students at the graduate level (also, masters as well as doctoral research). The nation provides an exceptional atmosphere for most international students. It has a brilliant quality of lectures, instruction, as well as study opportunities. There have been a plethora of acclaimed scientists, mathematicians and other research workers from France whose accomplishments have been no less than dramatic.

The fact that France is among the world's most popular study abroad destinations is not surprising at all. Because students here get the opportunity to learn in the midst of urbane elegance and the background of its beautiful cities, legendary wine and food, and the scenery - think of rocky mountains and lush woods, golden beaches, azure seas, rolling pastures, and rugged rivers - haven’t we all got their own idealized conception of France! This provides France stunning organic allure you might want to explore.

Culturally too, this is a nation with a long history in addition to rich artistic, cultural and scientific heritage. Some of the top tourist attractions in France include Château de Versailles, Eiffel Tower, The Côte d'Azur, Mont Saint Michel, The Louvre, and Mont Blanc. The fact that France is considered one of the most important centres of cuisine, culture and literature across the world is a good reason to make it an exciting destination for international students.

GENERAL LIFE AS A STUDENT IN FRANCE


Pupils attending a France college get to witness their unique culture, fine cuisine, and the wonderful French civilization in their everyday student life. With a number of distinct individuals from all over the globe attending college in France, it's definitely a new experience, a new adventure. Students can look forward to shows, conventions, seminars, parties and athletic and other outside activities arranged by faculties as part of their student lifestyle while studying. Faculties in France especially assert to have many interesting sports facilities available for pupils. While this access typically requires you to pay a charge, sporting events are quite appreciated and engaged by mostly all schools and universities.


There are also various museums that offer everything from the background on contemporary art to science, which you are able to observe regardless of where you attend college in France. The nation has over 2000 cinemas scattered around, and in addition, there are concerts and other specific shows that are held frequently as well. In addition to the many clubs, there are numerous social parties too which you could attend. While studying is the main purpose of you going there, with all the exciting opportunities around you, you can’t let life be serious all the time when in France!


REASONS TO CHOOSE FRANCE


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A Pleasant Learning Environment in the Heart of Europe :

The country is situated in the very heart of Europe and is considered one of the top tourist destinations in the whole world. It is a pleasant city, that offers learning opportunities for students across the globe in an environment that is rich with history and unique culture. The exposure that students get by reading in a French university is incomparable to any place else on this planet.


The Unparalleled Quality of Education :

France has more than 70 public universities. These universities are funded by their government, and they offer brilliant quality education at an affordable cost to all students, irrespective of whether they are domestic or international. One also finds many grandes écoles (that is, private universities) here. There are 2 major kinds of courses that they offer in the universities there. First is the large lecture courses are where they have the professor speaking and the students taking notes. The other is sections and labs which are designed for relatively small groups of students. Here, the material which has already been covered in the lectures is further explored in detail.

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Subsidized Accommodation Provided by the French Government:

In addition to affordable or even free education in some places, France is the one and only country you’ll find in Europe that offers this benefit. Every student is eligible on a case-to-case basis to be able to apply for such assistance and therefore receive a subsidy of up to 40% to 50% on their total cost of accommodation from the French Government.


IELTS and/or TOEFL is Not Mandatory :

To have cleared any of these two examinations isn’t necessary. But taking one of these exams is definitely considered advisable since it can be seen as a plus point by the universities there. It does tend to have a positive impact on the Visa outcome as well.

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Home to Big International Brands :

France houses some of the biggest international corporations, some of which are Airbus, L’Oréal, Total, Orange, Danone, and LVMH. These are international corporations which are world leaders in their field, and the country has around 31 of such world’s 500 largest corporations.



THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN FRANCE


Schooling in France is not necessary. Most of the parents send their children to preschool as they turn 3. Some may even start at age 2. After kindergarten, children move on to elementary school (école élémentaire). In the first three years here, they learn to write, read, and get a basic knowledge of French, science, mathematics, and the arts, amongst other subjects. Students stay in elementary school till they’re 10 to 11 years old. The grades are called cours préparatoire (CP), cours élémentaire 1 (CE1), cours élémentaire 2 (CE2), cours moyen 1 (CM1) and cours moyen 2 (CM2).

Middle School starts for children from the age of 11 to 15. This is the first 4 years of their secondary education. High school is a 3-year course for children between 15 and 18 years of age, marking the 2nd half of their secondary education.

International Schools Consultancy includes an international school, if that school delivers its students a curriculum of any combination of primary, pre-school, or secondary students, either wholly or partly in English outside of an English-speaking country. Or, if the school is located in a country where English is considered an official language, and which offers an English-medium curriculum other than their national curriculum, plus being international in orientation

Higher education in France has three levels. Bachelor's degrees (Licence and Licence Professionnelle) with 6 semesters, and the Master's (with 4 semesters) & Doctorate degrees.

BENEFITS TO STUDY IN THE COUNTRY


Language:

While there are a lot of French people who speak languages other than French, you will find French to still important for having effective communication as well as studying in the country. International students who happen to be fluent in the language tend to have an easier time with their studies and also their daily life. That said, you can also study as well as communicate in English; although, French is still quite significant. Even your resume would look good if you show you’re fluent in French.


Post Study Work VISA and PR:

Once a student completes their Masters Course, they become eligible for 2 years of post-study work Visa. This is also true for students, a year after they get their Bachelors degree. Students can also apply for PR, five years after they have successfully secured a job for themselves.


Outstanding Employment Opportunities:

With a large number of globally-renowned multinational companies housed in this country, one can only imagine how they must be in need of young talent. Therefore, your degree your knowledge, as well as your skills be highly valued by companies in the field of innovation as well as entrepreneurship.

ADMISSION INTAKES


The academic year in the French universities starts in September or October, while it ends in either May or else June - it majorly depends upon the program as well as the institution. They have 2 semesters which have a break in between, and that follows the final examination at the end of the 1st semester.

There are two major intakes in France for students from all over the world. While the September intake is considered more important by many, one could argue that both of these that is January, as well as September, are equally significant for students and even the universities of France. The intakes denote simply that the classes or the terms at these universities would start at that particular time of the year.

BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Level of Studies Requirements
Undergraduate
  • Your 12 Years of Schooling or your High School Certificate should denote a good academic record.
  • Certain courses, like Computing and Engineering, will need Science and/or Mathematics
    As pre-requisites.
  • If you want to have your courses instructed in English, you will need to provide
    TOFEL/IELTS – iBT Test Score (in case your University requires you to produce it).
  • If you’re looking to have your courses instructed in French, you will be required to provide Language Test Score. (DALF – Diplôme approfondi de langue française / TCF – Test de Connaissance du français / TELC (French)) – The European Language Certificates).
Post Graduate
  • Sometimes admissions require you to give internationally-used standardized tests such as LSAT, GRE, or GMAT.
  • Your 12 Years of Schooling or your High School Certificate should denote a good academic record.
  • Certain courses, like Computing and Engineering, will need Science and/or Mathematics
    As pre-requisites.
  • If you want to have your courses instructed in English, you will need to provide
    TOFEL/IELTS – iBT Test Score (in case your University requires you to produce it).
  • If you’re looking to have your courses instructed in French, you will be required to provide Language Test Score. (DALF – Diplôme approfondi de langue française / TCF – Test de Connaissance du français / TELC (French)) – The European Language Certificates).

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION


1. Copy of passport first and last page
2. Updated Resume/CV with Skype id, Email id &Contact No.
3. Academic documents 12th onwards (Transcripts)
4. Degree Certificate
5. Two Letters of Recommendation
6. Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter
7. Passport size Photograph
8. Duly filled application form (If Applicable)
9. Experience letters (If any)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILLING YOUR VISA


1. Offer Letter
2. Receipt of Fees
3. Accommodation letter
4. Travel Insurance coverage of 30,000 euros of 3 months*
5. Blocked Ticket
6. Cover Letter
7. Financial Statement. (Bank statements for 6 months) or Loan sanction letter
8. I.T. return of 3 years, even nil I.T. will work.
9. Affidavit with INR 100/- stamp on paper.
10. Academics (L.O.R. and S.O.P. included)
11. OFFI form and Long Stay visa form filled
12. Experience letter and Salary slips
13. N.O.C. LETTER (CF)

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PROCEDURE FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION AND VISA APPLICATION



Counseling at Keshavam International Pvt Ltd.
(Assistance Related to Course selection, Fee Structure & University, Scholarships for international students and many more)

Pay the Application fees + Processing fees

Applying for admission in University of choice
(Assistance to create an organized file of every document required)

Face the interview if University required
(Preparation for an interview)

Receiving an Offer Letter from the university

Pay the Tuition fees

Log on to india.campusfrance.org
(Create your account – Fill all required details)
(Ensure that all fields in the validation tab indicate complete)
(Keshavam Team will assist you at each & every step)

With your file number take an appointment with Campus France to get your file reviewed & for academic Interview

Face an Academic Interview with Campus France Advisor
(Carry all mandatory documents original + one set of copies)
(Keshavam Team will help you to crack an Interview)

Receive an Interview completion certificate

Schedule an appointment with VFS France

Complete you online application on the portal
(Create a France visa account which is required)
(Submit your application & original passport with biometric data)

Get a visa approval

Fly to your dream destination

LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES / COLLEGES IN FRANCE



  • Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL)
  • Sorbonne University
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • École des Ponts ParisTech
  • École Polytechnique (ParisTech)
  • Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2)
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

COST OF LIVING AND EDUCATION IN FRANCE



On an average, an international student needs approximately 616 Euros per month in France. Prices differ a lot in the big cities and small towns all across France.

Particulars: Cost
Meal, inexpensive café 12.75 €
Milk (one litre) 0.95 €
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant 50.00 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 €
Apples (1kg) 2.33 €
Tomato (1kg) 2.38 €
Potato (1kg) 1.54 €
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.00 €
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data) 27.53 €
Basic expenses like Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage for an apartment for one month 139.70 €
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 655.68 €
1 bedroom apartment outside of Centre 523.75 €
1 Movie ticket 10.00 €

The tuition fees for international students:

  • 2,770 euros per year for Bachelor’s (Licence) programmes.
  • 3,770 euros per year for Master’s programmes.
  • 380 euros per year for Doctorate (PhD) programmes - the same amount as for Europeans.

Note that the values above refer only to public universities; the cost of tuition at private universities can be higher. They generally range from 3,000 to 20,000 euros per year.

SUITABLE CITIES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS TO LIVE IN


Paris

Paris is known as the city of love, and it’s easy to see why. The food and culture are enough to make you fall in love with the city! As a student, you will be studying in a city that is culturally wealthy, getting an opportunity to enhance your own self, both inside as well as outside of lecture halls. It is one of the most beautiful and therefore popular tourist destinations across the globe with its many attractions, such as Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and whatnot. Plus, with a list of excellent universities and institutions all across, this city offers a lot of opportunities to have a great time.


Lyon

Lyon, a city located near the border of France that it shares with Switzerland and Italy is a beautiful medieval city, known for its amazing food - no wonder it’s called the culinary capital of France! Lyon is also popular amongst students for they find it one of the most is also the most affordable cities in France. The city’s stunning architecture is admired world over, with some of its well-preserved architecture been given UNESCO World Heritage Status too. Global students who love nature and are interested in winter sports will be happy to be so close to the French Alps. Lyon has a lot to offer for international students who seek higher education. With four major universities, namely Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université Jean Moulin Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, and Université Lumière Lyon, the city is home to one of the finest education hubs in the country.


Lille

Located in the north-west of France, Lille serves as a great base for exploring the rest of France. This city was once known as a major industrial centre of France. The city has expanded its commercial aspects in a lot of ways in the years. For students wishing to study in France, Lille has many advantages to offer terms of education, while not being as busy or even expensive as many of the other larger cities, like Paris.



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