Study in France

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That France is one of the world's most popular study abroad destinations is surely no great surprise. It is the largest country and most popular tourist destination in the world. It is world’s 7th largest economy, bordered by six countries other nations: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. The United Kingdom borders France via the English Channel. France is considered as the gateway to Europe as there are several large international airports (two of these can be found in Paris). Some of the famous cities are: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Reims, Dijon, Montpellier and Toulouse.

Why study in France?

France has one of the most prestigious educational systems in the world, as well? Whether you are an individual seeking undergraduate, postgraduate schooling or something else, an amazing education can easily be found in the country. France’s strong academic and artistic tradition continues in the modern day, helped by the fact there are few countries which invest as much in research and education. Global university rankings reflect this. A total of 39 French universities are included in the QS World University Rankings 2018, of which 11 are within the global top 300. It has many world ranking business schools also like, Skema Business School, NEOMA Business School, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Rennes School of Business, Burgundy School of Business, and many more.

Accommodation
France is the only country, who will give 30% to 50% accommodation subsidy to international students. It is done by French government.

Schengen visa
France is the one of the country Schengen union, so international students can get schengen visa, which is useful to travel other schengen countries also.

Some useful websites: 
www.inde.campusfrance.org
www.student.com
www.vfs-france.co.in
www.studying-in-france.org/why-study-in-france/

FAQs
1. Can IELTS be waived off in France?
Yes, IELTS can be waived off in France, but one should have good communications skills, to face Skype interview during the admission time. And last education should be in English medium.
2. Is French language is mandatory requirement for admission?
French language proficiency is not mandatory requirement for Admission or visa. But it helpful to mingle with local people and to get part-time jobs. Many institutes use English as medium of instruction.
3. Scholarships available without ielts in France?
Yes. Available, but student should have good Academic GPA and good communication skills.
4. How many backlogs accepted?
Limited backlogs accepted up to 10 in France, and student should complete the course within given duration. If one has standardized tests, that is added advantage to his/her application.
5. What are the options for Post Study Work VISA? 
Students are eligible up to 2 years of post study work Visa on completion of Masters Degree and 1 year after completion of Bachelors Degree.
6. What are the part-time job opportunities in France?
Students can work up to 20 hours per week and 40 hours during vacation time. Typical part time earning is Euros 10-12 per hour.
7. What are the Intakes and general deadlines?
In France there are mainly two intakes, one is summer, which starts in Jan/ Feb and winter intake, which starts in September / October. We have to start process 3 to 4 months before either Masters or Bachelors.
8.Is 3 years of Bachelor’s Degree accepted for Masters Program?
Yes, it is accepted for Business programs, but for Engineering and I.T. programs 4 years of Bachelor’s degree is required.
9. Who are the best sponsors to the student?
Parents are best sponsors, along with Siblings, Spouse and Grand Parents also accept to sponsor to a student. But there should not be more than 2 sponsors.
10. What is approximate tuition fee for one year?
It is around 8 to 12 lakhs, based on the university.
11. Is gap acceptable in France education system?  
Limited gap is acceptable, but student should justify the same in the time of interview. If one has good work experience, that is good for admission as well as visa also.