Why Study in France ?

Each year, almost 130,000 young people from all over the world come to France to study. They choose France because of its high level of cultural and technological development, its modernity and also because of the quality of life France offers, the richness of its heritage, the French language and, especially, France's reputation in the field of higher education.

Still today, France holds a prominent position in the field of math and sciences (mathematics, astrophysics, biology, medicine, genetics, physics) with such key figures as Charpack, Pierre Gilles de Gennes and Luc Montagnier. Over the past ninety years, the French scientific community has been awarded twenty-six Nobel prizes. The French government finances 50% of scientific research. The large public research institutions (the National Centre for Scientific Research, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research, the National Institute for Agronomical Research) admit many foreign students and high-level researchers each year.

Quality and Accessebility of its University System

French higher education has a long tradition of openness and accessibility. No distinction is made between French and international students - under French law, the requirements for admission are the same, as are the degrees awarded.

Quality of France's cultural, economic, and social life

One big benefit of studying in France is the opportunity to live in the place that invented savoir-vivre—the art of living well.In France you'll have access to a multitude of athletic, touristic, and cultural activities—all at special student prices. Most of France's institutions of higher education are located in city centers, close to cultural and social life. Museums, libraries, cinemas, theaters, and cafes are rarely very far away.