France

Why Study In France

France is one of the top three study destination for the international students. Studying in France is a unique experience. France has centuries' old universities that offer excellent education in art, innovation, science and technology, and more. France's higher education and research institutions rank among the world's best, such as the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS Paris) Ecole Polytechnique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Universite Paris-Sorbonne, HEC, INSEAD and many others. This explains why France ranks as one of the world's most preferred destinations for international students. 

According to students reporting on what it was like to study in France, the country offers a great multicultural study experience, bringing together cultures from all over the world. Students appreciate the beautiful, developed cities and the great variety of social life available. Impressions about French culture and city life were overall more positive than the European average. Even the smaller cities offered opportunities for fun student activities.

Students were also pleased with the close proximity to other European countries and major cities, commenting on opportunities to explore the country and its surroundings. Reviewers seem pleased with the events organized by universities in France and the friends they made during their international study experience. Students rarely complain about the weather in France, considering it better than in many other parts of Europe.




Top Courses


MBA - College De Paris
-- Master in Business Administration

MBA - The American Business School

BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - College De Paris

MS INTERNATIONAL MARKETING - College De Paris

MS FOOD AND BEVERAGE - College De Paris

MS FASHION AND LUXURY GOODS - College De Paris

Art and Fashion - La Rochelle Business School

Art & Design Management - La Rochelle Business School

Commerce and Marketing - La Rochelle Business School

Finance and Accounting - La Rochelle Business School

International Business Economics - La Rochelle Business School

DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - College De Paris

Business Administration & Management - Paris School Of Business
-- Our Bachelor of Business Administration is a 3-year program with majors in Finance & Accounting, International Marketing, International Management and Luxury Brand Management. Our BBA program is tailored for internships too. At PSB, you can also study masters in luxury management, international management or supply chain management. Our Bachelor of Business Administration is a 3-year program with majors in Finance & Accounting, International Marketing, International Management and Luxury Brand Management. Our BBA program is tailored for internships too. At PSB, you can also study masters in luxury management, international management or supply chain management.

International MBA - Paris School Of Business
-- The International MBA aims to provide graduates with enhanced career prospects in the area of management, as well as prepare them to excel in leadership in order to influence sustainable organizational performance in the workplace The program offers 2 specialization: Marketing or Finance The International MBA is ranked in the TOP 20 Full-Time MBAs in the Eduniversal ranking Graduates specialized in Finance are often involved in managing the assets of their organizations, or in tracking and influencing the exchange of currencies and stocks Graduates specialized in Marketing regularly pursue careers in the consumer goods, luxury retail, entertainment, media, hi-tech, and pharmaceutical industries.

Master of International Business Grand Ecole Program - Paris School Of Business
-- The Master of International Business (MIB or M.I.B.), is a master's degree designed to develop the capabilities and resources of managers in the global economy. It is for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business. As a Grande Ecole student, you have access to double degree programs in France or with an international partner university.

MIM - Paris School Of Business
-- Our Master in Management at PSB Paris School of Business has now been rewarded with 5 national and international accreditations. Besides the national RNCP certification, the visa obtained and the Grade of Master, PSB was already the first post-Bac Business school to have achieved the international AMBA accreditation.

International Hospitality Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Business Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Luxury World - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Hospitality Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Business Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Luxury World - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Career Opportunities


Opportunities for working in France – either on a short-term basis or permanently – depend very much on two key factors

a) the state of the labour market

b) the nationality of the job-seeker.

a) The Labour market

  • EmploymentThe French labour market is traditionally plagued by relatively high levels of unemployment (compared to comparable economies); so finding work in France, even for those who have the skills and documents required, is not always easy. France's unemployment rate in 2019 is around 8.8%: it is marginally above the EU average, is falling very slowly, but is a higher unemployment rate than in Belgium, Germany or the UK, though lower than in Spain (Figures from Eurostat).
  • Wages, salaries Average annual wages in France are lower than in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands or Scandinavia, for example, about the same as the UK, but higher than in southern or eastern Europe. However income inequality in France is less than in the UK Germany or the US so the difference in wage or salary levels between France and the UK tends to be less at the lower end of the scale than it is for high-paid jobs.  The top end of the salary scale in many professions (including teachers, doctors, bankers) is quite a bit lower in France than in the UK or the US, though for jobs lower down the hierarchy there is less difference.

b) Nationality criteria

  • European nationals (people with a passport issued by a European Union member state); in most cases, your rights to look for a job or start working in France are the same as those of French nationals, except for jobs in public administration, where French nationality may be required. For many jobs, a good mastery of the French language will be required.
  • Non-EU nationals (such as Americans, Australians, Chinese, etc.); the right to work will normally depend on obtaining a residence permit (carte de résidence), or a temporary resident's card for students. This goes for non-EU nationals married to French nationals, if they have not sought and been granted French nationality, and for all other non-EU nationals. Once the necessary residence card has been obtained, the right to work is the same as that of a French citizen – though an ability to speak French may be demanded. For some temporary residence permits, territorial restrictions may apply.
  • British nationals  Everything depends on whether Brexit happens, and if it does happen what form it takes. The bush telegraph suggests that France will not close the door to British nationals after Brexit if they want to set up a business in France or take on work in places or sectors where there is a skills shortage


Education Cost


Tuition Expenses:

ProgrammesIndian Currency
 Masters Rs 718600 - ?1185690
 MBA  Rs 52780 - ?1796500

(1Euro = ? 71.86)

Living Expenses:

To study in France, a budget of around Euro 600 - Euro 1000 per month will cover accommodation, food, transport and other activities.

Accommodation26453 - 52907  Rs per month
Food 30862 - 44089 Rs
Health Insurance3527 Rs
Transport4408 - 11463 Rs
Utilities4408 - 8817 Rs
Personal Expenses8817 - 26453 Rs


Accommodation:

The cost of living in France is generally higher than other European countries, mostly due to the prices of living in Paris and other major cities. However, other parts of France, particularly the countryside or Southern France have much lower living costs.

Renting an apartment costs between 400 and 700 EUR per month on average, although this is hugely variable depending on where in France you are. Outside of the main urban centers you can rent an apartment for approximately 300 EUR per month.

Scholarships


With the recent increase in tuition fees, the government has also announced that it will triple the amount of scholarships on offer to international students. There are scholarships available through the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and each country’s own French embassy. The Ministry directly finances 25% of these. Universities also offer scholarships to both international students and local citizens every year. Scholarships range from being fully funded, partially funded to tuition fee only support. Further details on these opportunities are available through the Campus Bourses online tool.


There are many scholarships available different in various criteria:

  • Paying authority (French government, foundation, company, etc.)
  • Target audience (students in PhD, Masters' course, etc.)
  • Recipient's nationality
  • Amount of the scholarship
  • Duration of the scholarship

MBA - College De Paris
-- Master in Business Administration

MBA - The American Business School

BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - College De Paris

MS INTERNATIONAL MARKETING - College De Paris

MS FOOD AND BEVERAGE - College De Paris

MS FASHION AND LUXURY GOODS - College De Paris

Art and Fashion - La Rochelle Business School

Art & Design Management - La Rochelle Business School

Commerce and Marketing - La Rochelle Business School

Finance and Accounting - La Rochelle Business School

International Business Economics - La Rochelle Business School

DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - College De Paris

Business Administration & Management - Paris School Of Business
-- Our Bachelor of Business Administration is a 3-year program with majors in Finance & Accounting, International Marketing, International Management and Luxury Brand Management. Our BBA program is tailored for internships too. At PSB, you can also study masters in luxury management, international management or supply chain management. Our Bachelor of Business Administration is a 3-year program with majors in Finance & Accounting, International Marketing, International Management and Luxury Brand Management. Our BBA program is tailored for internships too. At PSB, you can also study masters in luxury management, international management or supply chain management.

International MBA - Paris School Of Business
-- The International MBA aims to provide graduates with enhanced career prospects in the area of management, as well as prepare them to excel in leadership in order to influence sustainable organizational performance in the workplace The program offers 2 specialization: Marketing or Finance The International MBA is ranked in the TOP 20 Full-Time MBAs in the Eduniversal ranking Graduates specialized in Finance are often involved in managing the assets of their organizations, or in tracking and influencing the exchange of currencies and stocks Graduates specialized in Marketing regularly pursue careers in the consumer goods, luxury retail, entertainment, media, hi-tech, and pharmaceutical industries.

Master of International Business Grand Ecole Program - Paris School Of Business
-- The Master of International Business (MIB or M.I.B.), is a master's degree designed to develop the capabilities and resources of managers in the global economy. It is for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business. As a Grande Ecole student, you have access to double degree programs in France or with an international partner university.

MIM - Paris School Of Business
-- Our Master in Management at PSB Paris School of Business has now been rewarded with 5 national and international accreditations. Besides the national RNCP certification, the visa obtained and the Grade of Master, PSB was already the first post-Bac Business school to have achieved the international AMBA accreditation.

International Hospitality Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Business Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Luxury World - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Hospitality Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

International Business Management - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Luxury World - Swiss Hospitality Group- Paris

Opportunities for working in France – either on a short-term basis or permanently – depend very much on two key factors

a) the state of the labour market

b) the nationality of the job-seeker.

a) The Labour market

  • EmploymentThe French labour market is traditionally plagued by relatively high levels of unemployment (compared to comparable economies); so finding work in France, even for those who have the skills and documents required, is not always easy. France's unemployment rate in 2019 is around 8.8%: it is marginally above the EU average, is falling very slowly, but is a higher unemployment rate than in Belgium, Germany or the UK, though lower than in Spain (Figures from Eurostat).
  • Wages, salaries Average annual wages in France are lower than in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands or Scandinavia, for example, about the same as the UK, but higher than in southern or eastern Europe. However income inequality in France is less than in the UK Germany or the US so the difference in wage or salary levels between France and the UK tends to be less at the lower end of the scale than it is for high-paid jobs.  The top end of the salary scale in many professions (including teachers, doctors, bankers) is quite a bit lower in France than in the UK or the US, though for jobs lower down the hierarchy there is less difference.

b) Nationality criteria

  • European nationals (people with a passport issued by a European Union member state); in most cases, your rights to look for a job or start working in France are the same as those of French nationals, except for jobs in public administration, where French nationality may be required. For many jobs, a good mastery of the French language will be required.
  • Non-EU nationals (such as Americans, Australians, Chinese, etc.); the right to work will normally depend on obtaining a residence permit (carte de résidence), or a temporary resident's card for students. This goes for non-EU nationals married to French nationals, if they have not sought and been granted French nationality, and for all other non-EU nationals. Once the necessary residence card has been obtained, the right to work is the same as that of a French citizen – though an ability to speak French may be demanded. For some temporary residence permits, territorial restrictions may apply.
  • British nationals  Everything depends on whether Brexit happens, and if it does happen what form it takes. The bush telegraph suggests that France will not close the door to British nationals after Brexit if they want to set up a business in France or take on work in places or sectors where there is a skills shortage


Tuition Expenses:

ProgrammesIndian Currency
 Masters Rs 718600 - ?1185690
 MBA  Rs 52780 - ?1796500

(1Euro = ? 71.86)

Living Expenses:

To study in France, a budget of around Euro 600 - Euro 1000 per month will cover accommodation, food, transport and other activities.

Accommodation26453 - 52907  Rs per month
Food 30862 - 44089 Rs
Health Insurance3527 Rs
Transport4408 - 11463 Rs
Utilities4408 - 8817 Rs
Personal Expenses8817 - 26453 Rs


Accommodation:

The cost of living in France is generally higher than other European countries, mostly due to the prices of living in Paris and other major cities. However, other parts of France, particularly the countryside or Southern France have much lower living costs.

Renting an apartment costs between 400 and 700 EUR per month on average, although this is hugely variable depending on where in France you are. Outside of the main urban centers you can rent an apartment for approximately 300 EUR per month.

With the recent increase in tuition fees, the government has also announced that it will triple the amount of scholarships on offer to international students. There are scholarships available through the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and each country’s own French embassy. The Ministry directly finances 25% of these. Universities also offer scholarships to both international students and local citizens every year. Scholarships range from being fully funded, partially funded to tuition fee only support. Further details on these opportunities are available through the Campus Bourses online tool.


There are many scholarships available different in various criteria:

  • Paying authority (French government, foundation, company, etc.)
  • Target audience (students in PhD, Masters' course, etc.)
  • Recipient's nationality
  • Amount of the scholarship
  • Duration of the scholarship