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The French culture is very rich, there are lots of things to do every day and the student life is so fun ! I met people from all around the world. Aix-en-Provence is a small city, safe and very pleasant, there are many students and it is very easy to make new friends.
The French higher education system is rich and diverse, from universities to the "Grandes Ecoles", art or architecture schools, from License to Doctorate level, it allows each student to choose the most suitable training, adapted to his project.
In addition, as part of the “Bienvenue en France” operation, the establishments have expanded their training offer in English in recent years. The offer of training in French for non-French-speaking students is reinforced , and short programs in French supplement these possibilities with an academic offer of cultural and linguistic stays.
Tuition fees are very low in France (around 200 euros / year). Universities are public and open to everyone.
French diplomas are recognized around the world.
In all areas, the level in the universities is high and the courses are of quality.
Scientific research also has a very important place.
French is the fourth language in the world.
It is spoken by over 300 million people.
It is also one of the three working languages of the European Union and of the International Institutions.
France is the third host country for foreign students in the world.
1 in 10 students is foreign.
Student life is lively and it is very easy to integrate.
10 REASONS TO STUDY IN FRANCE
GUARANTEED BY THE STATE
France finances a very large proportion of the actual cost of each student's studies (€14,000 per student per year).
REASON 1 :
France ranks 6th in the world in terms of domestic R&D spending. 16 of the 55 Fields Medals have been awarded to French nationals. 41.1% of doctoral students enrolled in France are international students.
REASON 3 :
AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
France is the 4th largest host country in the world for international students, after the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (Unesco, 2014).
REASON 5 :
A PLEASANT AND FULFILLING ENVIRONMENT
AT THE HEART OF EUROPE
At the heart of Europe, France is the world's leading tourist destination in terms of the number of foreign visitors (UNWTO, 2014). Paris comes 2nd in the ranking of the best cities in which to study (QS Best Student Cities, 2017).
REASON 7 :
FRENCH, AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE
5th most spoken language with 274 million speakers. After English, French is the most widely learnt language in the world. French is the 3rd language of business and the 2nd language of international information (OIF, 2014).
REASON 9 :
EXCELLENCE FOR ALL
The French higher education system is based on a network of 3,500 public and private establishments.
REASON 2 :
A WORLD-CLASS ECONOMIC POWER
France is the world's 6th largest economy, Europe's 2nd largest in terms of GDP and Europe's 2nd largest market (IMF 2014, Eurostat 2014).
REASON 4 :
A FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR INNOVATION AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
France is the 1st European country represented in the top 100 most innovative companies (Thomson Reuters, 2016).
It ranks 6th in the world for international patent filings (WIPO, 2013).
REASON 6 :
FRENCH WAY OF LIFE
More than 40,000 protected monuments and sites,
41 Unesco World Heritage cultural sites
8,000 museums, 2,000 cinemas and almost
REASON 8 :
A CUTTING-EDGE INDUSTRY, WORLD-LEADING COMPANIES
France has 31 companies in the world top 500 (Fortune Global 500, 2014).
REASON 10 :
Do you want to improve your level of French before leaving?
Alliance française also offers you quality language stays, organised by Qualité FLE.
Alliance helps you to make your project a reality by preparing you for official French language exams such as DELF, DALF, TCF, TEC....
These tests are not just for your own benefit, they are a real asset to your CV as they are internationally recognised, both for professional applications and for university studies.
DELF B2 diplomas are also accepted if you wish to obtain French nationality.
Holders of the DALF C1 and sometimes DELF B2 diplomas may be exempted from taking an entrance test before enrolling at a French university.
For foreign students, the DALF C1 is generally the compulsory gateway to the most prestigious schools and universities.
If you want to emigrate to Quebec or Canada, the eTEFaQ/eTEF Canada are also highly recommended.
Before you leave, find out about the aid available for your project:
The ERASMUS + Program
It is a European program which gives students, trainees and, in general, young people under 30 with or without a diploma, the opportunity to stay abroad to strengthen their skills.
French State scholarships
12,000 French government study or internship grants are awarded by the embassies. They open the right to exemption from tuition fees in France. The procedures can be carried out at their Campus France spaces.
Useful links to fine-tune your university plans abroad:
Information on european programs :
Information on cypriot scholarships about university studies :
Information French scholarships :
Information on financial aid from the French government for renting flats :
Contact Alliance Française of Limassol to have more information and advice on your study project in France :
You can also contact our specialist CampusFrance in Cyprus :
Mme Nada Papaeftychiou
Tel: 22 459 335