Education in France

France is considered as the largest nation in Western Europe and known to the world for its cultural heritage. Among the European nations it is an active member and participated in the formation of UN, UN Security Council, European Union, G8 and the Latin union.

France is a highly modern country with its 75% of the people living in the cities. Geographically, France lies in a very unique position sharing the borders with the countries of Spain, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg.
France is a 3rd leading host country for higher education. France has nearly 400 internationally renowned educational institutions for higher education and research that provides diplomas, degrees, and certificates having international recognition. The tuition fees ranges from €150 to €400 depending on the university and the level of education in French as the medium of instruction. Add to this subsidized student restaurants, cheap public transport, subsidized accommodation.
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Higher education
Universities in France
The public universities in France are named after the big cities near which they are located, followed by a numeral if there are several. Paris, for example, has thirteen universities, labelled Paris I to XIII. Some of these are not in Paris itself, but in the suburbs. In addition, most of the universities have taken a more informal name which is usually that of a famous person or a particular place. Sometimes, it is also a way to honor a famous alumnus, for example the science university in Strasbourg is known as "UniversitéLouis Pasteur" while its official name is "Université Strasbourg I".

The French system has undergone a reform, the Bologna process, which aims at creating European standards for university studies, most notably a similar time-frame everywhere, with three years devoted to the Bachelor's degree ("licence" in French), two for the Master's, and three for the doctorate. French universities have also adopted the ECTS credit system (for example, a licence is worth 180 credits). However the traditional curriculum based on end of semester examinations still remains in place in most universities. This double standard has added complexity to a system which also remains quite rigid. It is difficult to change a major during undergraduate studies without losing a semester or even a whole year. Students usually also have few course selection options once they enroll in a particular diploma.
France also hosts various branch colleges of foreign universities. These include Baruch College, the University of London Institute in Paris, Parsons Paris School of Art and Design and the American University of Paris.

Why France:

· Quality Education
· Developed country
· Sixth largest economy
· World's 3rd leading host country for higher education
· Low fees
· Part time job opportunities
· Internship opportunities with top companies of the world
· Work permit opportunities after internships
· Accommodations help by 40% to 50% by French government
· Low transportation expenses
· Free French language courses provided by French government organization
· European Union Visa
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