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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   CPE Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute
comprehensive profile   ITECH Lyon, member of Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL)
comprehensive profile   ECAM Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute
comprehensive profile   ISARA - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute
  Universite Catholique de Lille
  Groupe ESC Clermont
  ESCP Europe
  Télécom Ecole de Management
  Hautes Études d'Ingénieur
  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines Saint-Etienne
  Toulouse Business School
  Ferrières Hotel Management School
  NEOMA Business School
  Paris College of Art
  Le Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne
  École Centrale de Lyon
  Vatel Bordeaux
  HEC Paris
  Montpellier Business School
  ICN Business School
  France Business School
  University of Kent
  Télécom Bretagne
  École des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux
  ENSAI - National School for Statistics and Data Analysis in France
  École des mines d'Alès
  Université de Strasbourg
  Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
  Télécom ParisTech
  Sciences Po
  Istituto Marangoni
  Aix-Marseille Université
  Groupe EAC
  IAE de Nice
  Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
  École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE)
  Télécom SudParis
  IAE - Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management
  SKEMA Business School
  INSIGNIS Business School - Groupe INSEEC
  Mines Douai
  EDHEC Business School
  Télécom Lille1
  IÉSEG School of Management
  ISG International Business School
  Mod'art International, Paris
  Ipag Business School
  Schiller International University
  Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
  EURECOM
  ...
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