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.
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.
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.
|Centrale Nantes (ECN)|
|Schiller International University|
|Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)|
|École des mines d'Alès|
|Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci|
|ESCP Business School|
|IAE de Nice|
|Audencia Business School|
|IÉSEG School of Management|
|Université de Limoges|
|INSIGNIS Business School - Groupe INSEEC|
|Hautes Études d'Ingénieur|
|France Business School|
|Le Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne|
|CPE Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|ENSAI - National School for Statistics and Data Analysis in France|
|École des Mines de Nantes|
|ISG International Business School|
|emlyon business school|
|ISARA - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne|
|Paris College of Art|
|Universite Catholique de Lille|
|European School of Political and Social Sciences EPSOL|
|Ecole de Management de Normandie|
|ECAM Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|École des Mines de Nancy|
|Kedge Business School|
|École polytechnique, IP Paris|
|L'European Business School de Paris|
|Grenoble Ecole de Management|
|ITECH Lyon, member of Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL)|
|EDHEC Business School|
|SKEMA Business School|
|NEOMA Business School|
|University of Kent|
|ESSEC Business School|
|ESIEA - Ecole d'Ingénieurs en Sciences et Technologies du Numérique|
|Groupe ESC Clermont|
|IAE - Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management|