Campus France’s catalog of postsecondary programs taught in English includes nearly 700 programs designed for English-speaking students.

France's success in attracting students from around the world reflects not only the excellence of higher education in France, but also the quality of daily life, the variety and richness of French culture, and the easy access to the rest of Europe students enjoy while earning their degree.

France is the first non-English speaking country for recruiting foreign students, and provides a wide offer of trainings taught in English. It is thus no longer needed to be fluent in French to study in France. Studies to obtain an degree are completed by French classes, an additional asset in an international carreer, since it paves the way to 75 French-speaking countries.

Key figures on higher education in France

85 Public universities
224
Engineering schools
220
Business schools
291
Doctoral departments
1,200
Research laboratories
1
out of every 3 French doctoral degrees is awarded to a student from outside France.

Understanding degrees and diplomas in the French system:

  NATIONAL DEGREE INSTITUTION DEGREE
D
8 years
16 semesters
480 ECTS
National Doctoral Degree PhD

 

6 years
12 semesters
  Specialized Mastère (label)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
M
5 years
10 semesters
300 ECTS
Master’s degree
Engineering Master’s degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Business schools’ and Engineering schools’ diplomas

 

4 years
8 semesters
  Master of Science (4-year Master)
L
3 years
6 semesters
180 ECTS
Licence Bachelor (label)