France as a destination for higher studies

With more than 2.5lac international students, France is the worlds third-leading host country for higher education. France provides value for money by offering internationally recognized degrees at affordable costs. Additionally, In order to attract more international students, French universities are now increasingly using English as the language of instruction.
France, being one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Students admire France, which is  no surprise, given the abundance of amazing art,  rich culture, and colorful history—and that’s  even without considering  Paris, capital of France Keep in mind, however, that your experience in France will vary depending on your ultimate destination.
France has more then 200 universities and many specialized post-secondary schools are spread throughout the country. Large universities such as the Sorbonne  have modern campuses of leading schools of business and engineering which may enroll  a few hundred students.There are specialized schools  devoted to art, health, tourism and many other subjects. French universities welcome international students with open heart.
Educational institutions- Universities and specialized schools large and small-together offer variety of degree programs at all levels, extending into every corner of the universe of knowledge.
At present around 2lac international students (10% of French postsecondary admissions) have chosen France for  their higher education. In this way they enrich the French system with their culture, experience, and accomplishments
France is better known for its high level of technological advancement, culture and reputation in the education system, which attract thousands of young aspirants  every  year. 
For many years, France has held its prominent place in subjects like Mathematics, Astrophysics,  Genetics,Biology, Medicine, Physics and other  subjects. From the  past records of the country in regards to its contribution in the field of research and  science. Thus, many foreign students choose France for higher studies.
Since the  the birth of La Sorbonne, the first French University, more than 800 years ago, students from all over Europe come to France for higher studies, especially in the field of  medicine, law and theology.
This remarkable European University has been sustained thanks to the circulation of high intellectual-lecturers. .
In 1998, the French government introduced a  support policy to attract foreign students to French educational institutions. This policy was introduced and followed through by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and comprises of the four following components:
  1. To modify the policy of visas award, to contribute to its simplification and to give priority to the students. Two exceptional measures have been passed: the refusals of motivation and the right to appeal.
  2. To make diplomas more readily available in Europe more co-ordinated and more reliable.
  3. Create  agencies, especially present in educational fairs, to promote French higher education in foreign countries..
  4. To design programmes of French Government scholarships making them more lucrative to foreign students and also to make these grants match with the internationalisation of the French institutions of higher education.
French Education System
Age French Univ. French Ecoles GrandesUK USA 
 15 BEPC BEPC GCSE High School
 16/17 Lycée Lycée College 
 18 Baccalaureat Baccalauréat A-Level/GNVQ 
 19  Classes Préparatoires
(Preparatory classes) Concours
  High school diploma
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)
20  DEUG   High school diploma
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)
21  License Ecoles d’Ingénieur /Management Bachelor High school diploma
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)
22  Maitrise Ecoles d’Ingénieur /Management  High school diploma
(Scholastic Aptitude Test)
23  DEA Diplôme d’Ingénieur PG Degree
24   Doctorat   PG Degree

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