France is a popular study abroad destination. In this article, we will discuss the different levels of study abroad and how much it costs. Let’s dive in.
Schools you can enroll Abroad in France
You should enroll in one of the best and most affordable schools if you want to school abroad in France. Of course, there are numerous options to choose from but you want to choose the one that will give you the best education at an affordable cost. Here are schools in France that you can enroll in;
1. Sorbonne University:
this is a research university established as far back as 1257 and was formally part of the medieval university of Paris. It is located in Paris, France, and has over 50,000 enrollments with about 20% as international students.
There are no tuition fees required to enroll at Sorbonne University even as an international student. You only have to pay the registration fee which is per year and also depends on the program. For a bachelor’s degree, you are required to pay 170 EUR, for a master’s degree, you are to pay 243 EUR and for a doctoral degree, the registration fee is 380 EUR.
You can request to pay the registration fee in three installments which is subject to compliance with the provisions also made by Sorbonne University.
If you are taking a program that is taught in the Italian language, you will be required to show that you have proficiency in the language. You will be required to do this by either taking and passing an Italian language test or by submitting a valid certificate in the knowledge of the language. You can other get a pass if your previous studies are in Italian.
The requirements to enroll in a program at Sorbonne University depend on the faculty so you can check out the specific requirements from your course here. Most of the courses at Sorbonne University as held in French. As a result, you are required to have a decent proficiency level in French both written and oral.
You are also welcome to enroll in language courses to brush up your proficiency in French. There are also programs that are held exclusively in French.
2. Univerity of Paris-Saclay:
This is a research university that is located in Paris, France. It is ranked as the first best university in France in the Academic Ranking of the World Universities ranking. Students from different backgrounds and nationalities enroll year after year.
It was founded in 2019 and has had over 40,000 enrollments including international students as they have different services and arrangements to welcome international students to the school.
If you are looking to enroll in the University of Paris-Saclay, you will have to pay university fees and make student and campus life contributions. The tuition for the new session has not yet been voted on as it will be available at the end of May or the beginning of June. The fee for the CVEC is 95 EUR per year.
3. University of Montpellier:
This is another university you want to check out as an international student in France. It is a public research university and one of the oldest universities in France. It is located in Montpellier, France, and has had over 40,000 enrollments per year since its inception with 2.6% of the figure as international students.
If you are looking to enroll in the University of Montpellier, you will have to pay university fees and make student and campus life contributions. The tuition for the new session has not yet been voted on as it will be available at the end of May or the beginning of June. The fee for the CVEC is 95 EUR per year.
You will be required to take TOEFL if your native language is not English and the minimum required score is 79. You should complete your application online and add the necessary documents such as your transcripts, motivation letter, resume, and other requested documents.
However, application requirements differ with the program so be sure to check each program for specific requirements.
4. Aix Marseille University:
This is a public research university located in Provence, France. It is another one of France’s top universities where you can enroll as an international student. It has over 80,000 enrollments with about 10,000 from the number being international students.
The tuition fee for international students at Aix Marseille University is $217 per year for the bachelor’s programs and $295 for master’s programs. is divided into categories; developing countries and other countries.
Developing countries(which are displayed on the school website) are to pay 500 EUR per year with the first installment being 150 EUR and the second and third installments being 175 EUR.
5. University of Strasbourg:
This is a public research university located in Strasbourg, Alsace, in France. It is one of France’s top universities where you can enroll as an international student. It has had over 50,000 enrollments with about 20% of the number being international students. International students from over 50 countries join the school.
The tuition fee for both international and domestic students are the same. Your tuition fee is determined by the program you enroll in, however, you won’t be paying anything above 600 EUR per year. You are required to pay your tuition by credit card and you can pay in three installments over the year.
Admission requirements depend on the program you want to enroll in. You should find the program you want to enroll in and follow the procedures to. You can visit their website and check through their different programs.
6. University of Auvergne:
This is another French university located in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It is part of the solid universities that you can enroll in as an international student. It has over 13,000 students with over 4,000 of the number being international students.
If you are looking to enroll in the University of Auvergne, you will be required to pay a tuition fee of about $217 per year. Thus $1000 per year as an international student for a bachelor’s degree while a master’s degree will cost lesser than that. The university also offers an opportunity to study online if you don’t want to go all the way to France.
Requirements and enrollment procedures are dependent on the program chosen. You may need to check the school’s official website to know the process required to enroll in a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
7. University of Nantes:
This is a public research university and it is located in the city of Nantes, France. There are two campuses in Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon. It is also one of Italy’s prestigious national universities that you can enroll in as an international student. It has over 35,000 students with about 4,000 of the number being international students.
If you are looking to enroll in the University of Nantes, you will be required to pay a tuition fee of less than 2,770 EUR per year for a bachelor’s degree and 3,700EUR for a master’s degree as an international student. You can pay the tuition in three installments that are spread over the year.
8. University of Savoy:
This is a public university located in Savoy, France. It is one of France’s top universities where you can enroll as an international student. It is one of the youngest public institutions in Italy and it has over 15,000 students with over 1,000 international enrollments each year.
The tuition fee at the University of Savoy is about $1,000 per year for undergraduate degrees while you will be required to pay up to $1000 for graduate programs. If you are looking to enroll in the University of Savoy, you can check out their site for specific tuition as tuition can be program-specific at the school.
If you are not an EU national, you will be required to get a student visa. If you are a national from the EEA, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein, you do not require a French student visa to study in France.
All you will need is a valid passport to study in France. For a short stay, you need to complete a Schengen visa application form for your study visa.
Your proof of admission into the university you want to study in is also required and a passport valid for at least 1 year.