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FRANCE  AT A GLANCE 

  • Studying in France is really long life adventure. Universities organize different cultural programs, Seminars and many more things for students as to encourage them and make it as part of their life style. There will be many things which will differ from University to Universities.
  • France is in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital and the largest city in country is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower.
  • France spans 643,801 square kilometers and has a total population of 66.7 million.
  • Its official currency is Euro .
  • It is one of the most industrialized countries in the world, France is ranked only 17th by carbon dioxide emissions, behind less populous nations such as Canada or Australia. This is due to France’s decision to invest in nuclear power following the 1973 oil crisis, which now accounts for 75% of its electricity production and results in less pollution.
  • With 83 million foreign tourists in 2012, France is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world, ahead of the US (67 million) and China (58 million).

 

Top Tourist Places in France where Students can Visit.

  • Eiffel Tower (Paris)
  • Chateau de Versailles (Versailles)
  • Mont Saint Michel (Normandy)
  • The Cote d’Azure
  • The Louvre (Paris)
  • Mont Blanc (Western Europe’s largest mountain)

EDUCATION IN FRANCE

  • Key Features
    • France’s education as the 25th best in the world, run by the Ministry of National Education.
    • Since higher education is funded by the Govt., the fees are very low; the tuition varies from €150 to €700 depending on the university and the different levels of education.
    • World’s third leading host country for higher education
    • More than 81 universities & over 300+ program to choose
    • Part time up to 20hrs per week
    • 12 months post study work
    • Cost of living 250 to 300 euro per annum

    English requirements in France – 

    • School and University in France will give you option to learn in French and English. If you are not able to understand in French, you should choose course taught in English. You should surely learn French language in order speak and understand as your surrounding will be with French speaking people.
    • There are many International students attending schools and university in France. So you can easily find schools and university offering Bachelors and Master program in English.
    • As option you should take a short term course of French Language because you are going to stay in France for certain period of time.
    • When you are attending your University in English program along with that if you have basic knowledge in French language also. Which will bring greatest benefit in your life style?
    • So you can surely have option to study in English in France. Knowing French language is not mandatory for getting admission in France school and University.

Bachelors with different specializations 

 

  •  Bachelors in Computer Science
  •  Bachelors in Aeronautical Science & Management
  •  Bachelors in Management
  •  Bachelors in Engineering
  •  Bachelors in Management of Marine Environment & Sustainable Development
  •  Bachelors in Civil & Environment Engineering
  •  Bachelors in Hotel Management
  •  Bachelors in Fashion Management

Masters with different Specializations 

  •  Masters of Science ( M.Sc. )
  •  Masters of Business Administration ( MBA )
  •  French Engineering Master Degree Program
  •  Masters in International Hotel Management
  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion, Luxury Products and the Art of Living
  •  Fast Track Programs
  •  Master in Management ( MIM )
  •  Master in Business Analytics
  • La Rochelle Business School
  • IPAG Business School
  • INSEEC Business School
  • TOULOUSE Business School
  • EMLYON Business School
  • EPITA
  • SKEMA
  • ESC Rennes
  • VATEL
  • ESC Clermont
  • ISC Paris
  • Novancia
  • Normandie Business School
  • France Business School
  • Reims Management School

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ISSUING LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE (LOA):

(Photo copies of the following)

  • 10th Marks Memo
  • Intermediate Marks memo
  • Bachelors Consolidated Marks Sheet & Provisional Certificate
  • Masters Consolidated Marks Sheet & Provisional Certificate
  • Passport

WORK OPPORTUNITIES IN CYPRUS

  • Legislation approved by House of Parliament.

All full time International Students are eligible to work on a part‐time basis (20hrs per week) provided that:

  • Student can work part‐time after 6 months of studies in Cyprus.
  • They can attend classes regularly, on a full‐time basis (15 credits).
  • They will work other than their classrooms hours.
  • They make a contract with their employer.
  • The work sectors are specified by relevant legislation, from the Ministry of Labor.
  • During Holidays students can work for a total of 38 hours per week.
  • After the course completion , the student can apply for PSW visa for 2 years of duration which is only possible after Bachelor’s & Master’s Courses.

COST OF LIVING IN FRANCE 

Take certain factors in your mind when you are applying to colleges in France. Out them one is your cost of living in France and for that only French government allows international students to work part time. They are given legal permission to work 20 hour per week as part time employee. In this way you can support yourself to cover your expense in France.

There are certain expenses which are required form college like requirement of pen, pencil, bags and much more. You also have to spend some minimum on your snacks, breakfast etc. Cost of living also includes rent, mobile expense and miscellaneous expenses.

It’s calculated that approximately you require €615 per months cover all you expenses along with attending your college. It keep on vary from year to year. Please note this figure doesn’t include tuition fees amount.

People who are studying in France can also find apartments and town houses available on rent. This option is more affordable compare to hotel accommodation. Even the French government provides CAF benefit to International students in which they get relief of 30% – 40% in accommodation expense. In order to get this benefit specific procedure is required.

Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 6th Jan 2017 (annual)
Study in:  France
Course starts: AY 2016-2017

 

Brief description:

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and PhD courses.

Host Institution(s):

French Universities and Academic Institutions

Field(s) of study:

The three major areas of study covered by the Eiffel program are engineering science at master’s level (science in the broadest sense at PhD level) , economics and management and law and political science.

Target group:

All International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive a monthly allowance of €1,181 (€1,031 of maintenance allowance and €150 of monthly compensation). Eiffel scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive a monthly allowance of €1,400.

In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return trip, social security cover, and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance under certain conditions.

Tuition fees are not covered by the Eiffel Programme.

Eligibility:

Nationality: This programme is reserved for candidates of non-French nationality. Candidates with two nationalities, one of which is French, are not eligible.

Age: For master’s courses, candidates must be no older than 30 on the date of the selection committee meeting, i.e. born after 11/03/1984; at PhD level, candidates must be no older than 35 on the date of the selection committee meeting, i.e. born after 11/03/1979.

Origin of applications: Only applications submitted by French educational establishments are accepted. These establishments undertake to enrol scholarship holders on the course for which they have been selected. Applications submitted by any other means shall not be considered. Furthermore, any candidate nominated by more than one establishment shall be disqualified.

Courses of study: Scholarships are for students wishing to enrol on a master’s course, including at an engineering school, and for PhD students. The Eiffel Programme does not apply to French-run master’s courses abroad, as non-PhD scholarship holders must complete at least 75% of their course in France. It does not apply to training under an apprenticeship contract or a professional training contract either.

Combination with other scholarships: Foreign students who, at the time of application, have already been awarded a French government scholarship under another programme are not eligible, even if the scholarship in question does not include social security cover.

For Eiffel Doctoral Scholarship: Establishments may nominate a candidate who was previously awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level for a scholarship at PhD level. Candidates who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship once during their PhD cannot be awarded it for a second time. No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.

For Eiffel Master Scholarship: No application will be accepted for any student who applied previously but was rejected, even if the application is submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study. Students who have already been awarded an Eiffel scholarship at master’s level are not eligible to re-apply at master’s level.

Language level: When pre-selecting non-French-speaking candidates, establishments must make sure that their language skills meet the requirements of the relevant course of study.

Application instructions: Applications are currently closed. Applications are not accepted from students directly. Applications for EIFFEL scholarships are submitted by French Higher Education Institutions. You must apply and meet the requirements of the French Higher Education Institution in order to be considered for the scholarship. The next deadline for applications is 9 January 2015. Application deadline to participating French Institutions is earlier than this. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website: Official Scholarship Website: http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel Related Scholarships: List of France Scholarships

The “Master Scholarships Île-de-France” aims to support the work of the Paris International Recruitment of higher education institutions with a reception and scholarship funding system towards foreign students. The number of scholarships is limited enrollment and defined each year on the occasion of the vote of the regional budget.

Brief description:

Individual aid is intended for newly arrived foreign students, aged 30 maximum in the year of selection, wishing to prepare a master’s degree in initial training and learning off alternately in a higher education institution in Ile-de- France whatever the chosen field of study.However excludes course in Specialized Masters, Magister, Master of Business Administration.

Conditions of eligibility

All nationalities are eligible. Priority is given to candidates, however, of countries from which the priority areas of decentralized cooperation in the Region.

The bi-national candidates, when they have French nationality, are not eligible.

The granting of the scholarship depends on the acceptance by the candidate of the following conditions that must respect throughout his master:

  •   Agree not to submit only one application at a regional host device scholarship foreign students “Bourse Master Ile-de-France” to the higher education institution of their choice.The filing of multiple applications make the student ineligible for regional exchange device;
  • Commit to follow assiduously in the same establishment the entire university education for which the stock has been selected;
  • Being hosted throughout his training stay in Île-de-France, in housing that has been specially reserved to him by the Region.
  • Perform primarily in Île-de-France any internships or research-related training which should not exceed an annual total period of 12 weeks. T ny period off Île-de-France will lead to a reduction in proportion to the amount of the Exchange;
  • Come unaccompanied Île-de-France.

Help is potentially renewable for one year for students winners of the aid under the first year of master (master 1) to enable them to complete their studies in Île-de-France, under the double condition of being admitted to the second year of a coherent curriculum and see their file again validated by the establishment welcoming.

Nature and modalities of intervention

Applications are evaluated individually by a jury chaired by the Region and of experts chosen for their skills.

These results will consequently be subject to approval of the Standing Committee of the Regional Council.

Award and amount of aid:

The regional exchange includes accommodation in a single dwelling. It includes the payment of the fee of the booked accommodation by the Region and an allocation whose use is left to the student. For the duration of the academic year and in any event for a stay that can not be less than 10 consecutive months, it amounts to 10,500 euros.

Steps:

Student steps:

The student must make himself the formalities with the academic institution they wish to integrate the Paris stating that he wishes to submit an application in parallel to obtain the regional stock exchange.

No direct or spontaneous application is considered by the regional services.

For higher education institutions:

Application files are presented by institutions or groups of Ile higher education institutions that ensure the filing with the Region as part of a single call for projects.

For the academic year 2015-2016, the call for proposals is posted on the website of the Region Ile-de-France from February 2, 2015 with a record of filing March 31, 2015, deadline

ERASMUS MUNDUS:

Erasmus+ is the new UE program for education, training, youth and sports, and covers the 2014-2020 period. Among many innovations, Erasmus+ offers a gradual replacement of “Erasmus Mundus” degrees by Joint Masters. In addition, the UE program for Research and Innovation, “Horizon 2020”, has implemented in the frame of the Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Joint European Doctorates (JED) to replace “Erasmus Mundus” doctorates.

What are they?

Joint Masters are integrated study program implemented by a consortium of institutions of at least three countries participating in the program, with a possible participation from partner countries.

They relate all disciplines and grant scholarships over a maximum of two years to the best students in the world who participate in the study program.

Studies must be carried out in at least two countries participating in the program, with a possible mobility in a partner country, depending on the structure of the consortium.

Joint Doctorates offer a funding to foreign students, generally for 36 months, for a doctoral training supervised by a joint administration and leading to a joint, double or multiple degree.

There is no nationality restriction. The doctorate student must not have stayed more than 12 months in the host country during the last three years preceding registration for the doctorate.

Please note that several joint masters and doctorates still exist under the name “Erasmus Mundus” and still offer scholarships.

European Union
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: varies
Study in: European Countries
Course starts Aug-Sept 2017

Brief description:

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters Level.

European University Scholarship Program

European Universities/Institutions participating under approved Erasmus Mundus Action Joint Programmes.

Field(s) of Study:

About 116 Masters Courses are supported by scholarships. The field(s) of study covered are: Agriculture and Veterinary, Engineering, Manufacture and Construction, Health and Welfare, Humanities and Arts, Science, Mathematics and Computing, and Social Sciences, Business and Law.

Number of Awards:

No Specified

Target group:

Category A Scholarships: Nationals from another country than the European Union Member States and Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein all together.
Category B Scholarships: Nationals from the European Union Member States, or from Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The programme offers full-time scholarships and/or fellowships that cover monthly allowance, participation costs, travelling and insurance costs of the students. Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies, the duration of studies, and the scholar’s nationality (scholarships for non-EU students are higher than for EU students).

Eligibility:

Please note that each Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme defines its own selection criteria and admission procedures.

Application instructions:

The next application round for courses starting in the academic year 2017/2018 will start to open in the last quarter of 2016.
Deadline varies depending on the programme but falls around December to January.

  • Program: Undetermined
  • Amount: 7500 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Not specified

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The Fondation Jean Goubin gives scholarships to high-potential young students from low-income families to enable them to pursue studies in higher education. To this end the foundation has recently started collaborating with ESC Rennes School of Business. This year the Fondation Jean Goubin has provided 6 students with scholarships and will support them for two years, paying 50% of their fees.

ESC Rennes School of Business makes the inital selection and presents candidates to the Fondation Jean Goubin.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • You have to be full time faying paying student for the intake.
  • Return a completed application file (form and documents including SOP for Scholarship) to the admission office of ESC Rennes.
  • The admission office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees (for partial scholarship holders) by given deadlines. Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to the student.
  • Repay the scholarship amount (pro-rata) if they withdraw from their course before completion (if the scholarship has been already awarded).
  • As the School offers several scholarship offers, students might be eligible to more than one scholarship. If the student applies to more than one scholarship, he or she might be selected for both, but not automatically the case.
  • The final decision for Scholarship application is up to the final decision of the Scholarship Committee of the School

  • Program: Undetermined
  • Amount: 6000 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Apr 25, 2017

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Availability – To the students admitted on Msc programs, International students on Master in Management/PGE and International students on IBPM (1st year)

Requirement – Letter of global character through experience and future personal and professional objectives.

Amount – Excellent class for 6000 Euros, 1st class for 3000 Euros, 2nd class for 2000 Euros and 3rd class for 1000 Euros.

App deadline – 25 Apr, 17 – 23 May, 17 – 27 June, 17

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • You have to be full time faying paying student for the intake.
  • Return a completed application file (form and documents including SOP for Scholarship) to the admission office of ESC Rennes.
  • The admission office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees (for partial scholarship holders) by given deadlines. Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to the student.
  • Repay the scholarship amount (pro-rata) if they withdraw from their course before completion (if the scholarship has been already awarded).
  • As the School offers several scholarship offers, students might be eligible to more than one scholarship. If the student applies to more than one scholarship, he or she might be selected for both, but not automatically the case.
  • The final decision for Scholarship application is up to the final decision of the Scholarship Committee of the School

  • Program: Undetermined
  • Amount: 3500 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Not specified

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Availability – To the students admitted on Msc programs, International students on Master in Management/PGE and International students on IBPM (1st year)

Requirement – Letter of global character through experience and future personal and professional objectives.

Amount – Excellent class for 6000 Euros, 1st class for 3000 Euros, 2nd class for 2000 Euros and 3rd class for 1000 Euros

App deadline – 25 Apr, 17 – 23 May, 17 – 27 June, 17

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • You have to be full time faying paying student for the intake.
  • Return a completed application file (form and documents including SOP for Scholarship) to the admission office of ESC Rennes.
  • The admission office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees (for partial scholarship holders) by given deadlines. Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to the student.
  • Repay the scholarship amount (pro-rata) if they withdraw from their course before completion (if the scholarship has been already awarded).
  • As the School offers several scholarship offers, students might be eligible to more than one scholarship. If the student applies to more than one scholarship, he or she might be selected for both, but not automatically the case.
  • The final decision for Scholarship application is up to the final decision of the Scholarship Committee of the School

  • Program: Undetermined
  • Amount: 2000 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Jun 30, 2017

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Availability – Programme Grande Ecole 2nd year, IBPM 2nd year , MSc (French students (PGE3) and International Students

Requirement – Letter of global character through experience and future personal and professional objectives.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • You have to be full time faying paying student for the intake.
  • Return a completed application file (form and documents including SOP for Scholarship) to the admission office of ESC Rennes.
  • The admission office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees (for partial scholarship holders) by given deadlines. Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to the student.
  • Repay the scholarship amount (pro-rata) if they withdraw from their course before completion (if the scholarship has been already awarded).
  • As the School offers several scholarship offers, students might be eligible to more than one scholarship. If the student applies to more than one scholarship, he or she might be selected for both, but not automatically the case.
  • The final decision for Scholarship application is up to the final decision of the Scholarship Committee of the School

  • Program: Management
  • Amount: 1800 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Not specified

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Programme Description – SKEMA Business School offers five bachelor programmes.

PROGRAMME (4 years)

  • Management and Business Administration
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Management of the Marine Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Aeronautical Science and Management
  • Engineering and Innovation Management

Type of grant: – Study

Amount: – Up to – 1800 per year

Duration: – Up to one year, renewable for the duration of the student’s programme in France

Criteria: – Academic results, letter of motivation, level of English, work experience.

Grant funded by: – SKEMA Business School.

Applying: – On the online application tick the box entitled “Merit Scholarship”

Global Scholarship

  • Program: Undetermined
  • Amount: 1300 EURO
  • Deadline Date: Jun 20, 2017

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Programme Description – To the students admitted on Msc programs, International students on Master in Management/PGE and International students on IBPM (1st year)

Requirement – Letter of global character through experience and future personal and professional objectives.

Amount – Excellent class for 6000 Euros, 1st class for 3000 Euros, 2nd class for 2000 Euros and 3rd class for 1000 Euros

App deadline – 25 Apr, 17 – 23 May, 17 – 27 June, 17

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • You have to be full time faying paying student for the intake.
  • Return a completed application file (form and documents including SOP for Scholarship) to the admission office of ESC Rennes.
  • The admission office reserves the right to withdraw the offer of scholarship if it is not accepted by the given deadline.
  • Pay all outstanding tuition fees (for partial scholarship holders) by given deadlines. Non-payment of fees may result in the scholarship being withdrawn and full fees being charged to the student.
  • Repay the scholarship amount (pro-rata) if they withdraw from their course before completion (if the scholarship has been already awarded).
  • As the School offers several scholarship offers, students might be eligible to more than one scholarship. If the student applies to more than one scholarship, he or she might be selected for both, but not automatically the case.
  • The final decision for Scholarship application is up to the final decision of the Scholarship Committee of the School

  • Program: Bachelor & Masters
  • Amount: Varied
  • Deadline Date: Not specified

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Programme Description – Since September 2007, the merit grant funds provided by the Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad (AEFE, agence pour l’enseignement du fran§ais à l’étranger) have been combined with Major programme funds from the French foreign ministry for Major grants. AEFE manages the combined fund.

Deadlines, application instructions, and information on the selection of grantees are sent to French diplomatic posts and overseas schools at the end of February each year.

Type of grant – Study

Value/Benefits – Depending on the applicant’s family income and field of study, the services available from the program may include a monthly stipend plus health and medical coverage, student housing from CNOUS, annual tuition, registration and travel expenses related to entrance examinations, the cost of the ANAEM tax assessed upon arrival in France, round-trip travel from the grantee’s home country to the grantee’s study site in France.

Recipients of “social coverage” grants receive health and medical coverage, student housing from CNOUS, and reimbursement of the ANAEM tax.

Number of grants – Approximately 150 new grants are made each academic year.

Grant funded by – French government