THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN FRANCE
Schooling in France is not necessary. Most of the parents send their children to preschool as they turn 3. Some may even start at age 2. After kindergarten, children move on to elementary school (école élémentaire). In the first three years here, they learn to write, read, and get a basic knowledge of French, science, mathematics, and the arts, amongst other subjects. Students stay in elementary school till they’re 10 to 11 years old. The grades are called cours préparatoire (CP), cours élémentaire 1 (CE1), cours élémentaire 2 (CE2), cours moyen 1 (CM1) and cours moyen 2 (CM2).
Middle School and High School
Middle School starts for children from the age of 11 to 15. This is the first 4 years of their secondary education. High school is a 3-year course for children between 15 and 18 years of age, marking the 2nd half of their secondary education.
International Schools Consultancy includes an international school, if that school delivers its students a curriculum of any combination of primary, pre-school, or secondary students, either wholly or partly in English outside of an English-speaking country. Or, if the school is located in a country where English is considered an official language, and which offers an English-medium curriculum other than their national curriculum, plus being international in orientation
Higher education in France has three levels. Bachelor’s degrees (Licence and Licence Professionnelle) with 6 semesters, and the Master’s (with 4 semesters) & Doctorate degrees.
BENEFITS TO STUDY IN THE COUNTRY
While there are a lot of French people who speak languages other than French, you will find French to still important for having effective communication as well as studying in the country. International students who happen to be fluent in the language tend to have an easier time with their studies and also their daily life. That said, you can also study as well as communicate in English; although, French is still quite significant. Even your resume would look good if you show you’re fluent in French.
Once a student completes their Masters Course, they become eligible for 2 years of post-study work Visa. This is also true for students, a year after they get their Bachelors degree. Students can also apply for PR, five years after they have successfully secured a job for themselves.
With a large number of globally-renowned multinational companies housed in this country, one can only imagine how they must be in need of young talent. Therefore, your degree your knowledge, as well as your skills be highly valued by companies in the field of innovation as well as entrepreneurship.
There are two major intakes in France for students from all over the world. While the September intake is considered more important by many, one could argue that both of these that is January, as well as September, are equally significant for students and even the universities of France. The intakes denote simply that the classes or the terms at these universities would start at that particular time of the year.
BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
|Level of Studies||Requirements|
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION
2. Updated Resume/CV with Skype id, Email id &Contact No.
3. Academic documents 12th onwards (Transcripts)
4. Degree Certificate
5. Two Letters of Recommendation
6. Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter
7. Passport size Photograph
8. Duly filled application form (If Applicable)
9. Experience letters (If any)
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING YOUR VISA
2. Receipt of Fees
3. Accommodation letter
4. Travel Insurance coverage of 30,000 euros of 3 months*
5. Blocked Ticket
6. Cover Letter
7. Financial Statement. (Bank statements for 6 months) or Loan sanction letter
8. I.T. return of 3 years, even nil I.T. will work.
9. Affidavit with INR 100/- stamp on paper.
10. Academics (L.O.R. and S.O.P. included)
11. OFFI form and Long Stay visa form filled
12. Experience letter and Salary slips
13. N.O.C. LETTER (CF)
PROCEDURE FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION AND VISA APPLICATION
Counseling at Pelican immigration
(Assistance Related to Course selection, Fee Structure & University, Scholarships for international students and many more)
Pay the Application fees + Processing fees
Applying for admission in University of choice
(Assistance to create an organized file of every document required)
Face the interview if University required
(Preparation for an interview)
Receiving an Offer Letter from the university
Pay the Tuition fees
Log on to india.campusfrance.org
(Create your account – Fill all required details)
(Ensure that all fields in the validation tab indicate complete)
(pelican Team will assist you at each & every step)
With your file number take an appointment with Campus France to get your file reviewed & for academic Interview
Face an Academic Interview with Campus France Advisor
(Carry all mandatory documents original + one set of copies)
(pelican Team will help you to crack an Interview)
Receive an Interview completion certificate
Schedule an appointment with VFS France
Complete you online application on the portal
(Create a France visa account which is required)
(Submit your application & original passport with biometric data)
Get a visa approval
Fly to your dream destination
LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES / COLLEGES IN FRANCE
- Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL)
- Sorbonne University
- Sciences Po Paris
- École des Ponts ParisTech
- École Polytechnique (ParisTech)
- Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
- Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2)
- Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
COST OF LIVING AND EDUCATION IN FRANCE
On an average, an international student needs approximately 616 Euros per month in France. Prices differ a lot in the big cities and small towns all across France.
|Meal, inexpensive café||12.75 €|
|Milk (one litre)||0.95 €|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant||50.00 €|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||0.59 €|
|Apples (1kg)||2.33 €|
|Tomato (1kg)||2.38 €|
|Potato (1kg)||1.54 €|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||1.60 €|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||54.00 €|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data)||27.53 €|
|Basic expenses like Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage for an apartment for one month||139.70 €|
|1 bedroom apartment in city centre||655.68 €|
|1 bedroom apartment outside of Centre||523.75 €|
|1 Movie ticket||10.00 €|
- 2,770 euros per year for Bachelor’s (Licence) programmes.
- 3,770 euros per year for Master’s programmes.
- 380 euros per year for Doctorate (PhD) programmes – the same amount as for Europeans.
Note that the values above refer only to public universities; the cost of tuition at private universities can be higher. They generally range from 3,000 to 20,000 euros per year.
SUITABLE CITIES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS TO LIVE IN
Paris is known as the city of love, and it’s easy to see why. The food and culture are enough to make you fall in love with the city! As a student, you will be studying in a city that is culturally wealthy, getting an opportunity to enhance your own self, both inside as well as outside of lecture halls. It is one of the most beautiful and therefore popular tourist destinations across the globe with its many attractions, such as Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and whatnot. Plus, with a list of excellent universities and institutions all across, this city offers a lot of opportunities to have a great time.
Lyon, a city located near the border of France that it shares with Switzerland and Italy is a beautiful medieval city, known for its amazing food – no wonder it’s called the culinary capital of France! Lyon is also popular amongst students for they find it one of the most is also the most affordable cities in France. The city’s stunning architecture is admired world over, with some of its well-preserved architecture been given UNESCO World Heritage Status too. Global students who love nature and are interested in winter sports will be happy to be so close to the French Alps. Lyon has a lot to offer for international students who seek higher education. With four major universities, namely Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université Jean Moulin Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, and Université Lumière Lyon, the city is home to one of the finest education hubs in the country.
Located in the north-west of France, Lille serves as a great base for exploring the rest of France. This city was once known as a major industrial centre of France. The city has expanded its commercial aspects in a lot of ways in the years. For students wishing to study in France, Lille has many advantages to offer terms of education, while not being as busy or even expensive as many of the other larger cities, like Paris.