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Education System in France


France officially the French Republic, is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as “The Hexagon". inia.

France remains a great power with significant cultural, economic, military, and political influence in Europe and around the world. It has the world's fifth-largest military budget, third-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, and second-largest diplomatic corps. Due to its overseas regions and territories throughout the world, France has the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of total household wealth, France is the wealthiest nation in Europe and fourth in the world.


Students going for short courses, long courses, exchange programs, language courses, internship etc. can apply for a student visa.   You will need to furnish the original and one copy of:

  • A proof of studies(Letter from the school or university).
  • A letter of admission from the school which the applicant plans to attend to in France.
  • Financial guarantee such as a notarized statement certifying that the applicant will be provided with a monthly allowance of $600.00 for the duration of his/her stay in France,or a proof of personal income along with a letter from school stating that room,board and
  • Tution fee are fully prepaid(+ 1 copy).If the host provides the student with a letter attesting that the lodging will be free of charges, and
  • A copy of his/her pictured I.D.,an allowance of $400.00 will be accepted(Be sure to check on these money minimum,as they can change)

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Scholarship Opportunities

The French government is keen to welcome Indian students in a wide range of fields like engineering, management, and design. The benefits of scholarships include a monthly stipend to cover daily expenses, free student visa, medical insurance coverage and assistance in finding affordable accommodation in France.  Every year, the French Embassy in India along with French companies award scholarships to tallying up to 7.1 crore Indian rupees to more than 300 meritorious young Indian graduates who wish to pursue their higher education in France.  

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  • Is French Language compulsory in France? 

No, French Universities are now using English as the language of instruction especially in areas like Management, engineering, Political science etc, to attract more international students. It is advisable to learn some French in order to compete with French Students.
How do I enroll for a university in France? The academic year in France begins in the month of September/October and ends in the month of June/July. Students who have completed their 10+2 can enroll for admission in France.

  • Can I study for a French qualification by distance or online? 

There are colleges in France which provide distance and online education offering various courses like Business Management, French, and many more. If you don’t have the budget to visit the country you can still have a degree from a university of France in your kitty. For admission requirements you need to contact the particular college offering distance education. Also, always check with AICTE if a university is authentic or not.

  • Can I work in France during the course of my study? 

France being open and warm to all cultures can be as snug as home. Students can start working here during their study also. International students are entitled to work part time up to 20 hours a week off campus. The minimum guaranteed salary in France as per the government legislation is €8.71 per hour.

  • What are the weather conditions in France ?                                  

France has a temperate climate with average temperatures of between 0°C and 8°C (32°F and 46°F) in winter and between 16°C and 24°C (60°F and 75°F) in summer.