France: beyond your dream within your reach
With more than 323,933 international students making up 12% of total enrollments, France is the fourth destination for international students and the leading non-English speaking destination. France's institutions award degrees that comply with the common European architecture known as LMD (for Licence, Master, and Doctorate). French diplomas are therefore recognized and accepted throughout the world.
The quality of French higher education is widely recognized. Second in the world in number of Fields Medal's laureates, fourth in the world for Nobel Prize's winners, fourth in the world in application for European patents, France has several famous researchers with whom you can be in contact during your study. French higher education offers a wide range of specialized programs in all disciplines through more than 3,000 institutions.
France is a safe and tolerant country. French health-care and transportation systems are unique and broadly recognized. In France, as an international student you will benefit from the same rights and degrees as French students.
Studying in France also gives an opportunity to learn French or to extend one's knowlegde through language. French is the official language of 32 countries on 5 continents with 274 million speakers. It is the world's third-most-used language for business, second for news.
Studying in France also means joining a society rightly renowned for its practice of the "art of living" . France is a relatively large country of immense geographic variety. Many of higher education institutions are found in city centres that will facilitate your access to a large variety of social and cultural opportunities (museums, bookstores, cinemas, theatres, etc) with affordable price for students.
Internationalization plays a strong part in the strategy of French higher education institutions through a period of study or work abroad, courses taught in English with more than 1,300 programs, joint degrees, programs labeled or accredited by various international organizations or consortia, mobility programs such as Erasmus+, and branch campuses abroad. Each of these facets of institutional internationalization offers students numerous opportunities to get an education with an international dimension.