Why Study In France

France is one of the most sought-after study-abroad destinations, inviting abundant number of students every year from all over the world. Study in France for Indian students leads them towards 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 every academic year. The French government very often provides students as well as international students with some financial help for accommodation up to about one third for successful students. For students lacking proficiency in French, it is usually taught as a subject in their curriculum during their study in France. France is perhaps one of the most traditionally rich countries in Europe with a rich flavour of art and tradition. In the Information Technology sector, France ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world. France is in the forefront of technological progress in several fields.

Career Opportunities

Working In France During Your Studies:

Study in France for Indian students entitles them to work part time for up to 20 hours a week, off campus. In France there is a guaranteed minimum salary which is € 9.61 gross per hour.

Working in France after your studies:

Students who have earned at least a Master's Degree or the equivalent may apply for a one-time (non-renewable) temporary residency authorization. which is valid for 12 months beyond the date of expiration of the student's residency permit. The authorization enables the student to work at any job up to the limit of 60% of the official work week (that is, just over half-time employment).

Top Colleges List

Audencia EESC

Burgundy School of Business

College De Paris

Ducasse Education

ECEMA Business School

Ecole Conte

EDC Paris Business School

Esigelec School of Engineering Grande ecole

ESLSCA Business School

ESSCA School of Management

France is a country that many people choose for their education because it is literally world class. Education is a serious matter in France, as it should be, and those who wants to study abroad in France can always count on getting the very best education possible.

Nuclear, Space and Aviation teaching in France is very popular. Other industries in which France excels includes Teaching, Languages, Art, History, Medicine and Law.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, France is definitely the country that can make your dreams come true. Of course, you need to be sure that you are going to stay in the country or already live there if you plan to earn such a degree as it cannot be taken out of the country and used to teach. There are many different French language courses being taught, but you can also learn German, Italian, Spanish and English in the country as well.

France is a country that excels in Law degrees; however, this is another area that is best left for the locals (e.g. England and Wales and France have completely different legal systems (common law and civil law respectively). Those who are interested in learning International Law will find the many different courses in France to be of the highest degree. Economics courses in France are very popular for both local and international students.

Tuition Expenses:



France Currency- 11,000 - 16,600 Euro

Indian Currency- Rs 728800 - 1195690


France Currency-24,000 - 26,000 Euro

Indian Currency- Rs 52980 - 1786500

Living Expenses:

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

* An International student who is enrolled in a French institution for 1 year and more, gets a student residency permit to study in France and they can apply for government help for their housing allowances which is also known as CAF. This process takes around 1 month and this covers up to 1/3rd of housing allowance for international students.*

Health Insurance :

Study in France for Indian students who are under the age of 28 years and are enrolled in an educational institution for a program of at least 3 months in duration, are enrolled in the student segment of the National Health Insurance Plan and also those above 28 years have a similar process. An International student must join the social security system to take out an additional cover. In France, the annual cost of such policies runs from Euro 160 to Euro 650. On an average, social security covers about 72% of the expenses, related to an illness.


University Residences:

Located on campus or in town, run by CROUS (Centre Reginaux des oeuvres universities et socials) these rooms are well equipped with all the necessary facilities and the rent is between 240 to 450 Euros.

Private Student Residences:

If you decide to study in Paris, you will find such accommodations, because they are found in most of the major cities in France and this concept has been increasing lately. Rent for the same is 700-900 Euros in Paris and 600-900 euros in the other cities. It is less common for students to flat share in France. Landlords will often ask a guarantor.

All the applicants must submit certified true copies of relevant documents along with the application form. As study in France consultants, we ask students to bring originals to Career Asset offices also.

The school which you have applied to will decide on the recognition of your academic background at which level you can qualify to enter.

If the application is successful, you will receive a conditional/confirmation offer letter from them which can be used for a long stay student resident visa.

You need to complete Registration and pay the first instalment fees and send it to the School. The School will send you details on how to apply for accommodation later on.

Study in France for Indian students requires them to take an appointment with the French embassy for a visa interview and to verify the financial documents along with the visa documents at the Embassy of France or the consulates in Mumbai.

Applicants must complete the online procedure.

After considering the complete application, approval is given by the French Embassy within 48 hrs. After the visa approval the student can book their tickets.


The major intake to study in France is September and February

Entry Requirements for Masters:

MBA: A good Bachelor's degree, 2 to 3-year work experience, GMAT Master: Good Bachelor

The French educational system is highly centralized; organized and ramified. It is divided into 3 different stages:

Primary education

Secondary education

Higher education

Primary Education:

In France, kids start school very early, school starts at the age of 3 (for almost 100%) and children spend 3 years in kindergarten. Schooling in France is compulsory until age of 16.

Secondary Education:

In France, secondary education is offered in two stages, namely, BEPC and Baccalaureate. BEPC is equivalent to the 10th Std. in India & encompasses secondary school education from 11 to 15 year of age.

Higher education:

Higher secondary education from 15 to 18 years of age ruminates in a Diploma known as the Baccalaureate which is essentially the same as the 12th std. in India. The Baccalaureate is also known as Lycees.


Education in France for Indian students can be attained through 90 public Universities spread throughout the country. They cover the entire range of academic disciplines from the Sciences, including Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology to Technology, covering Computer Science, Engineering, Material Science and Electrical Engineering through Literature, Language, Arts, Social Science, Law, Economics, Management, Health, Sports and more.

Grande Ecoles:

The Grande Ecoles are unique French institutions created in the early 19th century in parallel to the university system. They are extremely selective and offer education of a very high standard. There are over 300 Grande Ecoles in France covering different subject areas. The fee structure can sometimes be higher but students who decide to study in France through these institutions benefit from smaller class sizes, better support systems and excellent networks (alumni companies and international partners). These can be either Public or Private Institutions or part of both.

Is It Compulsory to Know the French Language to Study 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.

Does Education in France for Indian students include work opportunities?

International Students may work part time if their timetable permits them to do so, as long as they are registered at an institution approved by the French social security system. Even first year students coming to France for the first time have the right to work part time 20 hrs per week.

What Visa status will I have as a student?

International students coming from countries outside the European Union for programmers more than 6 months must obtain a long term students visa from the French Consulate.

How can I find housing in France?

As study in France consultants, we are pleased to inform you that several housing plans are available for International students enrolling at French Universities and Institutions. These help students find accommodation.