France has emerged as a popular academic destination! Here’s what you need to know

Until recently countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore were considered the main destinations for foreign education. However, now countries such as France, Germany, Spain etc are also being considered as hot academic destinations. As far as France is concerned, it not only provides high quality education but it also does so at an affordable price. Let’s see, what is so special about France and why one should go there to obtain education?

Created On: Nov 5, 2018 16:23 IST
Study in France
Study in France

It’s a dream of many MBA aspirants to study abroad. The fact that foreign universities have the perfect blend of facilities, faculties and updated curriculum makes it ideal for students to study abroad. In recent years, France has emerged as one of the popular academic destination due to its modern educational approach. Know the reason behind France’s popularity as a popular academic destination for Indian students.

Heart of Europe

France is located at the centre of the European continent. Opting for an education in France does not mean you are confined to France alone. France has a good international connection. Thus, if you go to France, then you will certainly experience the cultures of adjacent countries. That is, apart from academics. 
France is also a wonderful tourist destination. Therefore, if you are looking for an excellent educational destination along with a wonderful tourist destination, then there is nothing better than France. According to experts, most of the students who are learning French, want to go to France to study. A few years back it was essential to have knowledge of French to visit France. But now this hindrance has been removed to a great extent. In reality, in France almost all important courses are being conducted in the English language.

Better Institutions

In France, there are almost 87 Universities and 300 Grand Ecoles (Graduate Schools) or competition based educational institutions. Students have to undergo a tough selection process to gain admission into Grand Ecoles. This examination is known as Concore. All major courses are taught in universities here. Courses range from Management, Engineering, and Technical Education to different types of courses associated with Art and Culture.

Subsidized Education

The French Government has made a plan to triple the number of Indian students in French educational institutions in the next three years. In order to attract a greater number of students, the cost of education in France is significantly lower compared to other countries. Along with this, the facility for scholarship is also being extended to students. Furthermore, work permits are issued to international students in France. Normally, a student can get a 20 hours work permit per week. This means students can earn a decent sum along with their studies.

Application and Admission

If you are thinking of getting an admission into an educational institution in France, it is imperative to be prepared with all available information regarding the same before going there. To garner information regarding application and admission it is a good idea to get in touch with the French Information Resource Centre. Obtain information pertaining to a subject or course or the concerned institution according to your background and interest. Normally, the academic year in France begins in the months of September and October. You can get information regarding your application from the French Embassy between November and January.

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