Campus France's missions

Campus France is a public institution in charge of promoting French higher education abroad and welcoming foreign students and researchers to France. It encourages international mobility and manages scholarship programmes and the alumni network.

Making French higher education more attractive

On the occasion of the Research and Innovation Meetings held in Paris in July 2017, Campus France presented Mrs Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, with a joint letter on the measures required to make French educational institutes more attractive. 

The three conferences renewed their faith in and support for Campus France by entrusting it with the task of creating a centre for consulting and analysis for the development of educational institutes' international projects, a centre recommended by the France Stratégie report on higher education abroad: the urgent need for a strategy. (September 2016)

Campus France provides foreign students and researchers with the tools to learn more about the French institutes of higher education and find what they are looking for.

Campus France also assists French institutes of higher education and research bodies in their international development strategy. The training available from French educational institutes is promoted via several of Campus France's tools and actions:

  • on its site with the Degrees, Fields, Institutes and Welcome files;
  • through the online catalogues listing the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, and the programmes provided in English in France;
  • during activities organised in France and abroad in collaboration with the Campus France offices located abroad;by integrating, in the institutes, students who have received scholarships financed by the French government or through agreements
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Implement scholarship and mobility programmes

Campus France is responsible for encouraging foreign student and researcher mobility to France. To this end, the agency sets up many scholarship programmes, from the publication of calls for applicants to the reception in France of the beneficiaries of the programme.

Campus France also supervises the departure of French experts abroad and the arrival and reception of foreign dignitaries or experts in France.

 

Welcoming foreign students and researchers to France

Campus France provides foreign students and researchers with all of the information they will need to prepare for coming to and setting up in France. Campus France also ensures foreign students and researchers are properly welcomed by helping the institutes of higher education and regional authorities improve their reception and integration procedures.

 

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Making international mobility easier for French students

One of Campus France's missions is to assist and advise French students seeking to study abroad. The agency thus promotes the Erasmus programme in France. French institutes of higher education are encouraged to develop partnerships with European institutes so that their students may benefit from funding and complete some of their studies in another country in Europe.

Campus France also manages scholarship programmes for French students, such as the FLE programme, the programme for students of Arabic and the College of Europe admissions programme. Campus France also publishes a large number of studies on outward mobility in order to help French students choose their destination.

 

 

Finally, Campus France puts its expertise to the service of other countries who wish to promote their system of higher education and academic centres to French students or academics.

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Le salon « Study in Europe » en Afrique du Sud (février 2016)
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Guiding the French higher education alumni network

Since 2014, Campus France has supervised the  France Alumni platform in more than 70 countries. The site lets foreign graduates of French higher education and foreign researchers stay in touch with France, communicate with each other and access a large number of internship and employment offers.

France Alumni also encourages discussion between former students and researchers and the corporate world. By September 2017, more than 70,000 people had already signed up for the network, from around the world.

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Making French higher education more attractive

On the occasion of the Research and Innovation Meetings held in Paris in July 2017, Campus France presented Mrs Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, with a joint letter on the measures required to make French educational institutes more attractive. 

 

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Remise d'une lettre commune à Mme la Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieure, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation lors des Rencontres de la Recherche et de l'Innovation (juillet 2016)
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Campus France in action

To accomplish all of its missions, Campus France has a strong national and international base:

Finally, Campus France acts in conjunction with institutes of higher education and their representative conferences: the conference of the university presidents (CPUConférence des presidents d’université in French), the conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGEConférence des Grandes écoles in French) and the conference of directors of the French engineering schools (CDEFIConférence des directeurs des écoles françaises d’ingénieurs, in French).

 

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