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)|
|Mod'art International, Paris|
|EDHEC Business School|
|ITECH Lyon, member of Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (IPL)|
|École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE)|
|IAE - Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management|
|Université de Limoges|
|ISG International Business School|
|Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci|
|University of Kent|
|Audencia Business School|
|Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)|
|Hautes Études d'Ingénieur|
|Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego|
|Le Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne|
|IÉSEG School of Management|
|ESSEC Business School|
|Montpellier Business School|
|European School of Political and Social Sciences EPSOL|
|INSIGNIS Business School - Groupe INSEEC|
|École des mines d'Alès|
|École Centrale de Lyon|
|École des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux|
|Schiller International University|
|ISARA - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne|
|IAE de Nice|
|ESCP Business School|
|Toulouse Business School|
|École des Mines de Nantes|
|Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines Saint-Etienne|
|Ecole de Management de Normandie|
|LE CNAM - Conservatoire national des arts et métiers|
|CPE Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|SKEMA Business School|
|ECAM Lyon - member of Lyon Polytechnic Institute|
|Novancia Business School Paris|
|Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)|
|NEOMA Business School|
|ESIEA - Ecole d'Ingénieurs en Sciences et Technologies du Numérique|