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Studying in France leads to good career opportunities internationally after graduation. France is better known for its high level of technological development, culture and reputation in the education system, which attracts number of young aspirants here every academic year.

Education System

French universities take on 1.5 million students every year, and approximately 10% of these students are international. It’s not difficult to see why - the diversity and volume of educational programs in France means that you are sure to find one that meets your personal requirements. The universities offer thousands of academic, technical and professional degree programs in every imaginable field.

Tuition Fee & Study Cost

Education is government subsidized in France, meaning that tuition fees are comparatively low. On average, a Licence degree from a public university costs around 200 EUR per year for both EU and non-EU students. However, cost fluctuates depending on chosen program. For example, studying medicine costs around 450 EUR per year, and engineering around 620 EUR. Masters and PhD programs in France are also more expensive, the former averaging 260 and the latter 396 EUR per year. The cost of studying in a private institution is higher – selective schools and Grandes Écoles can charge anywhere between 250 and 20,000 EUR per year.

As an international student, you may be eligible for a scholarship offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme. Some universities offer scholarships worth up to 10,000 EUR to international students who display exceptional academic merit (mainly from Masters and PhD courses).

VISA Information

Whilst students from within the EU/EEA will only require a valid passport to enter France, international students will need to apply for a visa and/or residence permit to commence their studies. The type of visa required depends on the duration of time you will be in France, i.e. whether you are enrolling in a short course, full-blown degree or an ongoing research project. The various kinds of visa/residence permit that you can be granted are as follows:

Career Prospects

TA world player in arts, outline, science and technology, France is Europe's most creative nation. Positioning at number three among the worldwide best three in development, it is home to various Nobel Laureates and Fields Medal winners, artists and thinkers. This year nearly 4,000 students are going from India to study in France, however by 2019, the nation would like to attract 10,000 Indian students.Numerous students who feel their first study destination should be the English-speaking nations, for example, the US and UK should realize that language is not a boundary. Students from India and the world over can study in France in English-or French-medium foundations. If they study in French, then like whatever other French native in French state colleges, students benefit from free tuition. They just need to pay for food, boarding and hotel, which are reasonable. So cost of living France is also affordable for Indian students.

Work Rights

It is important to remember that some courses might have an in-built internship. These programs usually do not allow students to take up part-time work. Irrespective of the laws, if the program does not permit a student to work part-time, you cannot work. It is, hence, important to check with the University regarding the same.

An international student from outside of European Union, which is what Indian students are, can work for a maximum of 964 hours in any given year provided, The university they are working for does not have any objection to the same. The student has a valid residency permit. Students do not need to obtain temporary employment authorization any more. The residency permit has the inbuilt clause for the same.

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