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Overview

Capital

Paris

Int Students

370,000

Top University

Uni. de Paris

No of Universities

71

PCI

41621 Euro

Currency

Euro

Happiness Index

21

ENG Test Reqd.

TOEFL

EMPL Rate

67.3%

Intakes for Study in the UK in the Near Future

The academic year at UK universities typically runs from September to July. Like in the US and Canada, universities and colleges in the UK accept students in three different “intakes” each year.

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Type of Education in France


 

In France, higher education is very flexible. Each institution has liberty to set its own admission criteria and make its own curriculum, admission and take decisions based on each applicant’s background as well as the demands of the programmes. Education is organised by the authorities in accordance with the LMD system, i.e. Licence, Master and Doctorate.

  • Licence Program (L1, L2 and L3): There are three types of university degrees in France. Licence programs are very popular in the French education system. These are undergraduate degrees awarded after a period of 6 semesters i.e. 3 years of study.
  • Masters Program (M1 and M2): These are graduate degrees awarded after a period of study lasting 2 years, i.e. a total of 5 years study. All masters programs are defined according to the field of study, specialisation and path.
  • Masters Program (M1): This research master’s program enables students to progress to a doctorate level program. One needs to study step by step to go to the higher level. The program is defined in accordance with the field of study, specialisation and path.
  • Masters Program (M2): This master’s program enables students to prepare for the world of work. It is often called a vocational master’s program. One needs to study step by step to go to the higher level. The program is defined in accordance with the field of study, specialisation and path.
  • Engineering Program (diplôme d’ingénieur): Engineering programs are normally national level programs in France. The National Institute for Engineering, France provides authorities to provide engineering colleges and universities to conduct programs and offer degrees with accreditation.
  • Doctorate Program: Like most doctorate level programs require thesis work, and in French Universities this is also the same. You must therefore be able to find a thesis topic and a thesis supervisor before you can enrol. A doctorate or Phd is awarded after a period of study lasting 16 semesters, i.e. 3 years, or a total of 8 years study.

MBBS Ranked Universities

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Bashkir State Medical University

Founded

1932

City

Ufa

Fees

RUB 2.99L

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Chuvash State Medical University

Founded

1967

City

Cheboksary

Fees

RUB 2L

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Kazan Federal University

Founded

1804

City

Kazan

Fees

RUB 4.68L

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Yaroslav The Wise Novgorod State University

Founded

1993

City

Veliky Novgorod

Fees

RUB 2.78L

Eligibility:

Academic Prerequisites


  • Licence Program (L1, L2 and L3) – Min 60% in the 12th standard exam, TOEFL – 80 minimum, B2 Level – DELF/TCF-DAP
  • Masters Program (M1) – Bachelor’s Diploma copy, Passport copies, CV, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, LOR, SOP
  • Masters Program (M2) – Bachelor’s Diploma copy, Passport copies, CV, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, LOR, SOP
  • Engineering Program (diplôme d’ingénieur) – High School Diploma for Bachelor, Bachelor’s Certificate for Master, Passport copies, CV, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, LOR, LOA, and SOP
  • Doctorate Program – Bachelors & Masters degree proof, TOEFL – 80 minimum, B2 Level – DELF/TCF-DAP, Passport copies, CV, Testing Scores and Essays, Evidence of Scholarship and Funding if it is financed by any corporate or university, LOR, LOA, and SOP

Documents Required

X & XII Marksheets
X & XII Marksheets
NEET Scorecard
NEET Scorecard
Passport
Passport
Passport Size Photo
Passport Size Photo
HIV, COVID Report
HIV, COVID Report
Bank Statement
Bank Statement

Courses in France

Name of Course Duration Average FEE Average Salary Range
M.Sc in Data Science 2 Years £25,000 - £40,000 £60,000
M.Sc in Physiotherapy 1-2 Years £25,000 - £28,000 £35,000
M.Sc in International Business 1 Year £15,000 - £30,000 £50,000
M.Sc in Business Analytics 1-2 Years £25,000 - £35,000 £54,000
M.Sc in Finance 1-2 Years £34,000 - £40,000 £80,000
M.Sc in Economics 1 Year £17,000 - £34,000 £40,000
M.Sc in Psychology 1 - 3 Years £34,000 - £40,000 £38,000
M.Sc in Public Health 1 - 2 Years £19,000 - £38,000 £35,000
M.Sc in Management 1- 2.5 Years £21,000 - £35,000 £56,000
M.Sc in Industrial Engineering 1 Year £14,000 - £25,000 £40,000

Cost of Studying in the France

The overall cost of living in France depends on one’s lifestyle, but, most of all, the expenses depend on the chosen location, mainly the city of France one dwells in. Honestly speaking for Indian students the living costs will stay the same as the international students who are coming from outside of the European Union territories. With a decent lifestyle and comparatively low tuition fees, living expenses, and others for international students, France comes under a reasonable budget for higher studies.

The overall expenses of what we say are the overall cost of study in France include the cost of food, home allowances, clothing, utility cost, insurance, and more. It goes without saying that your week-by-week or month-by-month sustenance expenses will depend upon if you shop from the outskirts of a city, for instance, Carrefour, or if you like to have them at a nearby food merchant that would be a bit costly for sure.

The utility will totally depend on the climate where you are currently living, and also the French property you use. If you are living in the outskirts of the city, the utility cost will be different. We have covered all the estimated living expenses for Indian students here. Let’s have a look.

Type of Expense Avg. Monthly Cost (EURO)
Accommodation 655.00
Food 300.00
Transportation 75.00
Internet 30.00
Health Insurance 200.00
Miscellaneous 100.00
Total 1360

Scholarships


It can be said without any shred of a doubt that France has become one of the most popular destinations for international students. However, study and living costs in France are not always affordable. Although tuition fees at public universities are quite low, if you can get a scholarship, your study will be smooth and easy.

Every year, the French Embassy in India along with other French organisations award scholarships to all but 500 meritorious students from India. The scholarships amount would be no less than 12 Crore in INR. These scholarships amount are awarded to Indian applications who want to pursue their higher studies in France and having excellent academic records with limited number of funding options to study in France. 

Actually, the Ministry of France awards a number of scholarships to international students, out of which 25 percent of the scholarships are financed directly by the Ministry itself in the framework of Eiffel. They are applicable for Master’s and Doctoral level programs, or other major programmes. If you are a brilliant student, you can avail of any of the scholarships that we are about to mention here. 

 

  • Eiffel Excellence Scholarships: – Scholarships are given for the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs. Students doing Master’s courses receive an allowance of €1,181 and scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive an allowance of €1,400.

  • Ecole Normale Superieure International Selection: – This scholarship is applicable for the most promising international students, either in Science or in Humanities, to follow a 2-3 years course at the ENS. Stipend is given of approximately 1,000 Euros for 2-3 years.

  • Ampere Scholarships of Excellence at ENS de Lyon – The scholarships are given to excellent international students to enrol in its Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences. The scholarships cover €1000/month for durations of 12 months and are renewable with conditions.

  • Emile Boutmy Scholarships at Sciences Po University – Scholarship is given to the students admitted to Sciences Po University. The scholarships can take different forms ranging from €5,000 to €10,000 for 2 years of postgraduate study or €3,000 to €12,300 for 3 years of undergraduate study.

  • Universite Paris-Saclay International Master’s Scholarships – The scholarship programs promote access to its master’s, especially nationally-certified degree programs to international students, taught in its member establishments. The scholarship is €10,000 per year and a maximum of €1,000 for travel and visa expenses is also awarded.

  • INSEAD MBA Scholarships – Scholarships are given to national and international who study or going to study MBA, based on either on merit or nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc. The value of the scholarships range from $5,000 to $25,000

  • Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships – The scholarships support a scholarship program for international students who wish to pursue an international master program at Grenoble INP. The grant amounts to 5,000 Euro per semester.


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Visa France - Type of Visa

You don’t need a visa to study or live in France if you are an EU/EFTA national. Also, whether your studies or program takes less than 3 months, you are likely to be exempt, though it totally depends on your nationality. Moreover, you will need a student visa if you are from a non-EU/EFTA country.  

The cost of a visa depends on your age, your nationality, and whether it is a short-stay or a long-stay visa.

  1. Visa pricing for countries or territories with EEF procedure: 50 Euro.
  2. Visa pricing for other countries: 99 Euro.

Visa in UK

  • Short-term Study: - Study
  • Tier 4 General Student - Study
  • Child Student - Tier 4
  • General Work - Tier 2

Visa in Australia

  • Visa (Subclass 485)
  • Visa (Subclass 500)
  • Visa (Subclass 590)

Visa in USA

  • F1 - Visa
  • M1 - Visa
  • J-1
  • H-1B

Visa in New Zealand

  • Fee Paying Student
  • Exchange Student
  • Post - Study Work
  • Skilled Migrant Category Resident

Document Required for Visa

Your application for a student visa to study in France will only be approved if you can show that you have each of the following minimal requirements:

Valid Passport
2 recent passport photographs
LOA or have entered a work placement
Proof of income
Details of your accommodation
Proof of health insurance

Careers in France

Needless to say, job prospects after studying in France are huge. The traditional as well as cultural value of France attracts international students year after year. The top fields of employment in France are as follows: 

Part-Time Work Opportunities

Students in France can work part-time for 20 hours per week on a student visa in France.

Post Study Work VISA

You will get a post study work visa in France if you are successful in finding a work which gives you a salary of at least 1.5 times the minimum wage.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

France offers a great multicultural study experience, therefore, bringing together cultures from all around the world. Students who travel to France for higher studies appreciate the serenity, highly developed cities and the great variety of social life available. France boasts 36 entrants in the QS World University Rankings in the year 2021, out of which 10 institutes are ranked within the world's top 300.

If you are looking for a high standard education at an affordable tuition fee, then France could be your destination. Though tuition fee varies from program to program and the duration of the program you choose. Normally tuition fees at private universities start at 1,500 EUR and can go over 20,000 EUR per year. At business schools regardless of the degree level, the fees range between 5,000 and 30,000 EUR per year.

To obtain a student visa in France, a few compulsory documents must be presented, ranging from verification of enrolment to proof of DELF, academic qualifications, and there's a lot to keep track of.

Toulouse, Grenoble, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, and Lyon are some of the renowned cities where international students come to study every year.

IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory to study in France. You can study in France at public and/or private universities without appearing for the IELTS exam.

The cost of living in France depends on your lifestyle and the city you decide to dwell in. So, for Indian students, the estimated cost of living in France is 1,800 Euro approx or 1,56,290 INR.

Indian students can get jobs in France after studying, graduation or post graduation. But to apply for post-study jobs in France for Indian students it is mandatory to have a Post-Study Work Permit.