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‘Vive la France!’

The weather, the coasts and the culinary delicacies are only three good reasons for doing a Masters course in France. The country is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, boasting beautiful coastlines and a diversity of cultures in the cities and villages.
Paris, the French capital city, is famous for its sights, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Montmartre and Sacré Cœur. The ‘city of love’ is always worth a trip.

Masters studies in France

France is a great option for your Masters study abroad due to its huge range of universities and Masters programmes. There are three types of universities in France: the traditional university, the ‘Grand Ecole’ and the ‘école specialise’. The ‘Grandes Ecoles’ are more specialized than the traditional universities, while the ‘écoles specialises’ are specialized schools like art or music academies. The French university system is rather complex and confusing because there are university and non-university higher education institutions, both public and private.

It is advisable for international students to learn French before they start their Masters studies in France. The French are very proud of their language and most of them do not speak English very well. Even though there are also some postgraduate courses taught in English, learning French will make your stay in France much easier.

One special feature of France is the opportunity to study in one of the former French colonies in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean. They still have close connections to France, allowing you to earn a French Masters degree there as well.

In the course of the Bologna Process, the French university system was adapted to the following degree structure: Licence (Bachelors), Masters and Doctorate. As a consequence, you can be sure that your Masters degree will be accepted internationally, with the possible exception of courses in laws, medicine and education, which are mainly designed for the French system. The best way to find out about your options is to contact your chosen French university directly before you begin your studies.

Tuition fees for a Masters in France

Normally, postgraduate courses at public universities in France cost about €215. Tuition fees are regulated nationally. But keep in mind that there are some universities like the ‘Grandes Ecoles’ or private institutions that charge higher tuition fees.

Here is an overview of universities in France:

comprehensive profile   Centrale Nantes (ECN)
  SABI University
  Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
  Ferrières Hotel Management School
  Université de Strasbourg
  ISG International Business School
  Sciences Po
  École des Mines de Nantes
  EURECOM
  Groupe EAC
  Mines ParisTech
  ENSAI - National School for Statistics and Data Analysis in France
  Audencia Business School
  Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
  Mod'art International, Paris
  Ipag Business School
  Montpellier Business School
  Toulouse Business School
  ISARA - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute
  Vatel Bordeaux
  HEC Paris
  Mines Douai
  IÉSEG School of Management
  EDHEC Business School
  Grenoble Ecole de Management
  SKEMA Business School
  Groupe ESC Clermont
  École des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux
  École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE)
  Novancia Business School Paris
  CPE Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute
  Le Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne
  École des mines d'Alès
  L'European Business School de Paris
  ITECH Lyon, member of Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL)
  Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
  IAE de Nice
  Schiller International University
  European School of Political and Social Sciences EPSOL
  ICN Business School
  ESCP Business School
  Télécom Bretagne
  Universite Catholique de Lille
  emlyon business school
  France Business School
  University of Kent
  Télécom Lille1
  Télécom SudParis
  Ecole de Management de Normandie
  Kedge Business School
  ...
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