A long tradition of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation
France owes its economic success to its research capacity and to its achievements in the fields of space, transportation, electronics, telecommunications, physics, biotechnology, health, and mathematics.
The extent of the nation’s commitment to sound education is your guarantee of the value and integrity of the degree you will earn.
In fact, tuition fees at France’s public institutions are among the lowest in the world—giving their high-quality degrees remarkable value.
Quality of life
Students enjoy lower prices and special assistance in many aspects of daily life—advantages that can markedly improve their quality of life. The national healthcare system is modern and accessible; public transportation is efficient and affordable; rent subsidies are widely available. In addition to access to low-cost restaurants, students pay discounted prices at museums and athletic events.
Outside France’s vibrant cities, a wide variety of landscapes, from sparkling seacoasts to majestic mountain ranges, offer an intriguing palette of recreational possibilities.
Literature, films, museums, theatres, opera, cafés, and the national flair for food and fashion are a part of everyday life, evidence of the French emphasis on culture. Throughout the year, but especially in summer, the nation celebrates its own culture and those of other nations in a parade of local and international events.
At the crossroads of Europe
Bordered by nine different countries, France is the ideal central position from which to discover Europe. The proximity of Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Munich, Milan, and other great cities means many opportunities to explore Europe—on weekends or during longer breaks in the academic calendar.
Because France is an integral part of economic, social, and political Europe, many of the country’s educational institutions have included a European perspective in their programmes. A course on Europe or an internship with a European firm is a great way to broaden your French experience and embrace Europe.
Thoroughly European, distinctively French
French is spoken by 220 million people around the world. It is the official language of 32 countries on 5 continents. The three capitals of the European Union—Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg—are French speaking cities.
In EU institutions, French, German, and English are the working languages. French is also one of the six working languages of the United Nations, and one of the official languages of the African Union.
For more information about:
- Arriving in France
- Things to take care of as soon as you arrive
- Taking care of yourself
- Daily life in France
- Obtaining, renewing a residency permit
Please consult Campus France web site.