As one of the UK's nearest neighbours, France is an obvious choice for study abroad, with easy travel with Eurostar via Paris to many parts of the country.
Funding your study
Annual tuition rates at France's public institutions are set by law and are identical for home and international students.
France is not a cheap country. Typical prices (in GBP, May 2012) are:
French is not essential
French Universities are now increasingly using English as the medium of instruction especially in areas like management, engineering, political sciences etc for French and international students. For students lacking proficiency in French, it is usually taught as a subject in their curriculum during the course time.
Excellence in Science and Technology
In the Information Technology sector, France ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world. France is in the forefront of technological progress in several fields. France is responsible for the monitoring and technical management of the European space program Ariane, the operational launcher of several dozen communications and observation satellites.
Higher education is offered in different institution. There are two different types of education institutes that International Students usually you can choose from Universities and Grande Ecoles.
There are about 88 public Universities spread throughout the country. They cover the entire range of academic disciplines from the sciences, including Mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology to technology, covering computer science, engineering, material science and electrical engineering through to literature, language, the arts, the social science, law economics management health sports and more. The university covers all disciplines and trains student for research. Students are usually in larger classes with fewer support systems. The fee structure is sometimes lower than the other countries.
English requirement + Eligibility:
IELTS with score of band 6 is mandatory to secure the admission in France.
Health and safety
France's health care system is among the best in the world.
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