Study in France
usually known as a country of intriguing history, exceptional
architecture and famous for romance. However, it might interest
you to know that education in France is ranked twenty fifth best
all across the world by a programme coordinated by OECD.
France comprises of the following:
School: It is further divided into two stages. One, the
“collège” (a four year school) and the second one is the
“lycèe” (a there year school). After the completion of the
lycèe, one becomes a “baccalaurèat” i.e. the students now
become eligible to seek admission in a university/college or
to start their professional life.
Education: Elite schools or the “grandes ècoles” and the
universities are the options available for higher education.
The elite schools are supposed to be better and difficult to
get into than the public universities.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
of residences, apartments on rents are available for
international students however, accommodation on the campus ma
be limited and is usually provided to scholarship holders.
France is a
costly country but at the same time there is availability of
various resources to fund you. The college/university fees range
€ 750 per academic year for a diploma course. While that for
engineering or business schools ranges from € 3600
The tuition fees, thus,
vary greatly between colleges as well as courses. Other expenses
approximately come out to be € 800 to €1450 per month which
includes rents for residence, food, transportation costs, pocket
money and cost of learning French. Also a compulsory health
insurance can cost you another €100 to € 715 per year. This cost
depends on the student’s age.
French Government in an effort to help the bright international
students has undertaken certain grants and trusts such as the
French Government grants, etc.
One has to
provide a passport, proof of enrollment, financial backup
resources and one’s health insurance apart from parents
permission (incase one is a minor) so as to apply for a students
visa to France.
UNIVERSITIES IN FRANCE:
Some of the good
universities in France include the American University of Paris,
College de France, Ecole Centrale Paris, Strasbourg University,
Universitè d’ Aix-Marseille III, etc.