Bonjour, mon ami! Welcome to the rich, cultural landscape of France. Institutions and universities in France stand out for having small classes, allowing instructors to give you a lot of extra time and attention. Moreover, several universities are specialised and designed to teach within a specific subject area. So, in a major city, like Paris, students will find lots of universities and grandes écoles that are either focused on research or job training. Recently, France has joined alongside other European countries in offering lots of English-taught degree options for Master’s and Bachelor’s students. So, now students no longer need to be intimidated by the French language and can actually manage to successfully study at a French university.
Higher education in France is organized in three levels, which correspond to those of other European countries, facilitating international mobility: The ‘Licence’ and ‘Licence Professionnelle’ degrees are undergraduate, known elsewhere as a Bachelor’s. Master’s and Doctorate (PhD) courses are postgraduate.
Starting in autumn 2019, international students will have to pay higher tuition fees at French universities. This is a drastic change from an effectively free tuition system, where students needed to pay only around 200 euros per year. At the same time, though, there will be three times as many government-sponsored scholarships for foreign students. The tuition fees at public universities are set by the French government and are the same across the country.
If you are a citizen or already a permanent resident of a country within the EEA, not much has changed - you will still be charged very low amounts for your tuition:
However, all other international students will now be charged higher amounts for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. The new tuition fees for international students, starting September 2019, are:
The FRANCE has strict employment rules; however skilled workers are in demand in the reputed organizations. The first step is to apply for a Green Card or United States Lawful Permanent Residency which gives the holder the right to both settle in the FRANCE as well as work in paid employment. When you decide to Study in France, you are bound to wonder about the many rules regarding the part-time work options in France for International Students. Hence, before we list out the many possibilities open, here’s what the laws suggest and how much you can earn while studying in France.
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