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Study in France
If you come from the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you won’t pay more than 800 EUR per academic year; this applies to degrees at all levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD).
In some cases, non-EU/EEA students enjoy the same benefits, but in others they do pay higher tuition. Even so, studying in France still remains less expensive than in other countries, such as the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, etc.
Higher education in France
French higher education involves 2.5 million students. 12% of them are from abroad. All of them are benefiting from highly diversified training, and they are enrolled in every field, at every level.
There are more than 3,500 public and private institutes of higher education in France: 72 universities, 25 multi-institute campuses, 271 Doctoral schools, 227 engineering schools authorised to award the title of engineer, 220 business and management schools, 45 post-secondary public schools of art, 22 schools of architecture and 3,000 private schools and institutes.
Some of France’s 3,000 high-schools provide courses in preparation for entry to the Grandes Ecoles, the classes préparatoires (CPGE), others have two-year technical programmes, called sections de techniciens supérieurs (STS), or classes in preparation for the national Brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS).
More than 1,200 classes are provided in English. Find out which in the catalogue Programs taught in English. Short programmes that consist of learning French thanks to cultural visits are also offered to foreign students. They are detailed in the catalogue of short programmes and in our Immersion France application.