The gateway to Europe has an educational niche in a variety of areas and possesses outstanding institutions that are driving its long-term goals and agenda. The broader macro environment of France is a huge selling point for students choosing to educate themselves as millions around the world appreciate the beauty, history and culture France is so enriched by, as well as its artistic and intellectual heritage. France has consistently produced some of the best scientists, researchers, mathematicians and engineers, many of whom end up working in Global Enterprises and Corporations, both public and private influencing global power structures through their expert knowledge and intellect. Naturally, Universities in France are predominantly driven by research and attract substantial funds to support longer-term objectives. Faculty is of an incredibly high standard too and students are given the opportunity to interact with high profile individuals from different sectors. If you are looking to study in France read ahead and find out more or contact Edutrust Overseas Consultants.
Admission Process to Study in France:
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in France, students should register with The Edutrust. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The edutrust, work on the France admissions process.
You register with edutrust and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.
• Profiling :
We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
• Standardised Tests :
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
• University/Course Selection:
Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.
• Document Editing :
We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
• Application review and submission:
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
• Interview Preparation :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
• Visa Counselling :
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
• Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.
Here is a list of documents required for France :
• Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
• Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
• Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
• Two academic references
• Two references from employers (where applicable)
• Passport sized photographs
• Statement of Purpose (SOP)
• Draft for application fees, if applicable
• Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
• Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses in the France may vary.
Scholarships for Studying in France:
• Major Intakes: February & July
• Minor Intakes: September & November
Students considering France scholarships are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions. In order to capitalise on the available France scholarships, we advise you to walk into Edutrust Global Education Offices as early as possible. We will provide you complete information on the France scholarship process.
Whenever, you think of studying abroad in any country, knowing about education costs is essential. This section familiarises you with the cost of higher education in France.
Tuition Fee (EUR €):
• €189 for licence programmes
• € 490 for engineering in public schools
• €261 for master's programmes
• €396 for doctoral programmes
Tuition rates at private institutions—particularly schools of business and management—are generally higher (from €3,000 to €14,000 annually).
Accommodation (EUR €):
• Like elsewhere, living in towns is cheaper than cities in France. Accommodation costs in towns, if you are particularly considering private accommodation, may vary from €300 to €600 per month. University residence halls cost €100 to €150 per month.
• Food, transportation and other incidentals would cost around €350 to €500 per month.
Living Costs in France:
The average cost of housing in France is 250 to 700 EUR per month, although this rate is greatly affected by the region that you stay in, as well as the exact accommodation that you have selected.
French Universities offer accommodation in residence halls at good rates, in some cases even 120 EUR per month outside of Paris. However, the high number of students studying in France means affordable accommodation is usually difficult to find. Cheap accommodation is often offered on social criteria or reserved for student scholarship holders.
Private residences are more expensive, but still provide good deals. Organizations rent shared studios and flats starting with 300 EUR to 600 EUR per month in major French cities and towns, close to university grounds.
Students who want to rent studios from French landlords usually require a “guarantor” - someone who works or lives in France, who can cover the payment of rent if the student is unable to pay. If a students cannot provide a guarantor, landlords might ask you for a 3-6 month rent in advance.
Usually, in Paris, students will not find flats to rent cheaper than 500 EUR, while the highest prices will go as much as 1000 EUR per month for accommodation close to the centre of Paris. Student residences in other city centres, like Nice or Marseille, start at 400 EUR per month. In Lyon, you should be able to find an entire apartment to yourself for 500 EUR, or share it with someone else for 200-400 EUR a month.
Food, transportation and spending money would amount to between 350 to 500 Euros per month.