Popular Destination

France is emerging as a popular international students' destination abroad. What are the features that lure people from scores of countries and other continents to this country? Besides the breathtaking scenic beauty, dense historic past and cultural richness, France houses some of the oldest universities in the world. The University of Paris founded in 1179, University of Toulouse founded in 1229 and University of Montpellier founded in 1289, are till date are rated worldwide as centres of academic excellence.

A pioneering country in Science and Technology. During the last four years four French scientists have received the prestigious Nobel Prize,a signal honour for the country. This achievement reflects the high level and efficiency of engineering studies in France. France is a well known center for scientific and technological innovation: The electronic card, the TGV train and the Ariane launcher, the discovery of the HIV virus are some of the most notable feats of the last decades.


Education in France is subsidised by the state and thus provides good value for money by offering internationally recognised degrees at affordable costs.

World class quality is maintained bythe various faculties consisting of professors from universities in France and abroad. There are also visiting professors from world famous institutions besides numerous experts drawn from various fields. Students are supervised and assessed on a daily basis to achieve low failure and reduce dropout rates.

Innovative teaching methods which are modern, pragmatic, interactive and integrate new technologies are employed. This helps the students to compete successfully in the international arena.

In order to attract more international students, French Universities are now increasingly using English as the medium of instruction specially in areas like management, engineering, political sciences etc.

Overseas students are given a warm welcome as part of the traditional French hospitality. Most campuses nowadays have a multicultural environment.

For students lacking proficiency in French, language centres and special courses are available during vacation time.