Study in France

Why France?

France is one of the most popular destinations for higher education, and for good reason. Just in 2022, over 90000 international students obtained residence permits to study in France. With a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, a vibrant cultural scene, and a high quality of life, France is the perfect place for students to pursue their higher education.

France has a prestigious and diverse academic system, a rich and influential culture, and a friendly and cosmopolitan society. By studying in France, you can benefit from:

  • Low-cost or free education: One of the biggest advantages of studying in France is that most public universities charge very low or no tuition fees for undergraduate courses. Even for postgraduate courses, the tuition fees are very affordable compared to other European countries. You can also apply for various scholarships and grants that can help you cover your living expenses.
  • High-quality education: France has over 3,500 universities and Grandes Ecoles that offer internationally recognized degrees and a wide range of courses taught in English.
  • Excellent research opportunities: France is one of the leading nations in research and development, hosting many renowned research institutions such as CNRS, INRIA, CEA, and INSERM. It is also home to many Nobel laureates and Fields medallists who are constantly making newer contributions and discoveries to the scientific world.

Key Facts

Key Attractions

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Eiffel Tower (Paris)
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris)
  • Louvre Museum
  • Cannes film Festival (Cannes)


  • Croque Monsieur
  • Escargots de Bourgogne,
  • Bouillabaisse,
  • Crème brûlée
  • Foie Gras

Leisure Activities

  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (Paris)
  • Parc du Luxembourg (Paris)
  • La Palette (Paris)
  • Les Deux Magots (Paris)

Tuition costs

  • For all the students (local and international), public institutions in France offers free education apart from minor semester costs (€200 – €300). However, private institutions do charge an annual fee which usually ranges from €8,000 – €16,000 depending on your choice of program

Living costs

  • In France, generally monthly rent ranges from €300 – €600 depending on the city and type of accommodation. However, Paris is exceptionally expensive and monthly accommodation costs can even go as high as € It is common for students to live in subsidized student halls but due to high demand they are quite hard to get in.
  • All other costs for food, travel, leisure, etc. range from €300 – €600 depending on how you are spending. Here again, Paris can be quite expensive costing around €400 – €600.

Job Prospects

  • According to French law, foreign students may work up to 964 hours per year, or 60% of the maximum working hours permitted. For detailed information, please visit Campus France page.
  • After graduation, students are entitled to a 1-year job search permit which can be converted to a work permit upon a successful job hunt and a willing sponsor.


  • Although the climate varies across the country, France has a temperate climate with mild winters and warm summers. The southern regions are generally warmer and drier than the northern regions. In France, the average temperature ranges from 8°C (46°F) in the winter to 25°C (77°F) in the summer.
  • International students planning to study in France should dress appropriately for the season in which they will arrive. Winter temperatures can be quite chilly, so bring warm coats, hats, and gloves. Lightweight clothing is recommended in the summer