Study in France

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Longest stay back visa for Indian students

Why study in France

Bonjour!

What comes first to your mind when you think of France? The Food, the culture, the wine, the music, the people, the language, Le Louvre or The Eiffel Tower.

Well, it's obvious to think of any of these things or probably all of them when we think of France. 

But Is France a great study destination for Indians? With 1200+ English programs, longest stay back and low fees, it certainly seems so!
Let's explore more


Some of the important reasons to study in France

  • Top ranked universities
  • Internationally accredited universities
  • 1200+ English programs
  • Low cost of Education
  • Up to 8 years of visa to Indians
  • Up to 6 years of visa to international students
  • More than 500 MNC's 
  • Paris is the financial & fashion capital
  • Opportunity to learn a new language spoken by 300 million people

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However for information on French Education, lifestyle you may also visit your nearest Campus France, a national agency by Govt. of France. 


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Answering the most important questions! Why, What, When, Where & How to study in France!

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Best of Business, Tech, Fashion schools. This section also covers specialized schools for MS/MSc programs

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Accurate information on various scholarships to study in France along with information on various visas for students

What to study in France

Degree Programs

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MIM (Master in Management)
  • MS/MSc/MA (Master of Science/Arts)
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BS (Bachelor of Science)

Non Degree Programs

  • Online programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Summer school
  • Exchange programs

Subjects

  • General Management
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • International Marketing
  • Fashion, Luxury & Brands 
  • Cosmetics & Perfumes
  • Food & Wine 
  • Sports & Events
  • Engineering, Science

*There are several other programs but we have mentioned the most chosen programs by international students

Trivia

Business education remains top priority of International students studying in France. MSc remains the most chosen degree program.
MSc also known as Master of Science is a specialisation offered in various business subjects like International Business, Supply Chain, Fashion etc.

Where & when to study in France

Since the concept of foreign universities is always new to many of us hence we would like to address this query in a simplistic manner.

Example of India:

  • Top Business schools are known as IIMs
  • Top Technology schools are knows as IITs
  • There are several other top ranked universities as well both in public & private domain

France is no different

  • Grandes Ecoles: It means 'Elite Schools' in english. A concept brought by Napoleon, Grandes Ecoles are considered to be the elite schools in France and produces the presidents, Nobel laureates, industry leaders etc.
    Grandes Ecoles can be futher categorsied in Business, Engineering and other domains as well. There are more than 35 Grandes Ecoles for Business.
    Few of them being HEC, EMLYON, ESSEC, Audencia, SKEMA, TBS, KEDGE, RENNES School of Business, ESSCA etc.
  • Public Universities: There are several public schools which offer education in domains like Humanities, Science, Research, Economics etc. Many of them are among top ranked universities.

INTAKES

  • Spring Intake: Classes commence from January to March
  • Fall Intake: Classes commence in September, October

*Best time to apply: 6-8 months in advance

Trivia

France has almost 25 Business Schools among the top 100 B Schools worldwide as per the latest Financial Times rankings. There are 13,000+ B schools globally, less than 1% are Triple Accredited. France has 15 such B Schools, 2nd highest in the world. IIM C is the only Indian B school

Best Business Schools in France

INSEAD

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 65 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, Executive Programs

HEC

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 40 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Finance, Strategy

EMLYON

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 30 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Entrepreneurship, Luxury

ESSEC

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 30 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc

ESCP

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 25 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Finance

EDHEC

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 20 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Finance

Audencia Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 15 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Engineering Management, Supply Chain

KEDGE Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 12 Lacs
  • Best Known for: Executive MBA, MIM, MSc in Supply Chain, International Business

SKEMA Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 13 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MIM, Dual Degree, MSc in International Finance

GGSB

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 20 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc

Rennes School of Business

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 13 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc in Global Business Management, Marketing

Toulouse Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 13 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA Aviation, MIM, MSc Big Data, Strategic Business

ESSCA Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 10 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MSc in Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, International Business

NEOMA Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 15 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc

IESEG Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: YES
  • Avg Fee: 15 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc

Paris School of Business

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  • Triple Accredited: No
  • Avg Fee: 10 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MSc Information, Marketing Management

ESC La Rochelle

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  • Triple Accredited: No
  • Avg Fee: 10 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA in Tourism, MSc in Supply Chain

INSEEC Business School

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  • Triple Accredited: No
  • Avg Fee: 10 Lacs
  • Best Known for: MBA, MIM, MSc

Specialized Schools

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IB covers the study of global economic and business climates. Explore the list of top International Business schools in France

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Study of markets and consumers is considered to be vital in the field of business. Explore the list of top Marketing schools in France

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Supply Chain & logistics make the world moving. Explore the list of top Supply Chain schools in France

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Finance covers the study of accounting, financial concepts & markets etc. Explore the list of top Finance schools to study in France

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Data is the oil! Big Data & Analytics will have more jobs in coming years than any other domain. Explore the list of top Analytics schools in France

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HR covers the study of human capital management. Explore the list of top Human Resource schools in France

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France is the #1 tourist destination, that makes it fave destination for Tourism students. Explore the list of top Tourism schools in France

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France is also the gastronomic capital of the world. Explore the list of top Food & wine schools in France

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France is a sports crazy nation, Paris to host 2024 Olympics. Explore the list of top Sports management schools in France

Best Fashion Schools in France

Istituto Marangoni

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Best known for

  • MBA, MS programs in Fashion
  • Ranked worldwide top 10

IFM

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Best known for

  • MBA program in Fashion
  • Ranked worldwide top 10

IFA Paris

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Best known for

  • MBA, MS programs in Fashion
  • Ranked Francewide top 10

ESMOD

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Best known for

  • MBA, MS programs in Fashion
  • Ranked Francewide top 10

LISAA

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Best known for

  • MSc programs in Fashion
  • Ranked Francewide top 10

Mod'art

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Best known for

  • MSc programs in Fashion
  • Ranked Francewide top 10

Best Universities in France

École Normale Superieure, Paris

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Top ranked university in Paris and also in France overall, ranking 43 in the world in the latest QS rankings

École Polytechnique

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Ranked 59 in the world, it's a founding member of ParisTech (a group of colleges focusing on science & business subjects)

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

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Ranked 131 in the world, one of the largest teaching institutes of science in Europe, with more than 125 laboratories

Sciences Po Paris

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Top university for humanities, social sciences and science. Currently ranked 220 in the world

Université Paris-Sud 11

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Ranked 242 in the world in the latest QS rankings, it prides itself on its wide scope of multi disciplinary science courses

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

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Ranked 269 in the world, it is famous for science programs

Scholarships to study in France

Eiffel Scholarship

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  • Offered by Govt. of France
  • Duration : 12 to 24 months
  • Benefits : Full or partial accommodation, services assistance
  • Deadline : January

Charpak Scholarship

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  • Offered by Govt. of France
  • Duration : 3 to 24 months
  • Benefits : Full or partial accommodation, services assistance
  • Deadline : March

Early Birds/Waivers

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  • Offered by schools & Edvisory
  • Benefits : Up to 20% waiver in tuition fees or application fee waivers
  • Deadline : Earlier the better

Visa to study & work in France

Long stay visa

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  • Details: Student visa to Degree program
  • Duration: 1 year min.
  • When to apply: 90 days before the program
  • Where to apply: VFS of your country
  • Right to work: 20 hours/week


Job seeker visa

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  • Details: Post education, visa to seek employment in France
  • Duration: 2 years (1+1) for Indian students
  • When to apply: 60 days before your graduation
  • Where to apply: Local prefecture(visa office) in France
  • Right to work: 20 hours/week (part time)

*As soon as you find employment, you can convert it in work visa


Work permit

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  • Details: Work visa for those with valid full time employment
  • Duration: Up to 4 years, renewable
  • When to apply: As soon as you find a full time employment
  • Where to apply: Local prefecture(visa office) in France
  • Right to work: 35 hours/week


Business Visa

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  • Details: Business visa for Indian students who studied Masters or PhD in France
  • Duration: 5 years
  • When to apply: As soon as you have a degree from France and you want to apply for a French tourist visa from India
  • Where to apply: VFS of your country
  • Right to work: Nil


Summer program (short stay)

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  • Details: Student visa to short programs 1-2 months
  • Duration: Max 2 months depending on program length
  • When to apply: 90 days before the program
  • Where to apply: VFS of your country
  • Right to work: Nil


Exchange program (SS)

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  • Details: Student visa for those going on exchange program
  • Duration: 3-6 months
  • When to apply: 90 days before the program
  • Where to apply: VFS of your country
  • Right to work: NA (Consult the nearest consulate)


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Note: For the purpose of rankings, Edvisory adheres to QS, Financial Times & Eduniversal

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