Many students all over the world choose France as their study destination because of its prestigious education systems. Whether you are an individual seeking undergraduate studies, postgraduate schooling or something else, an amazing education can easily be found in the France. French universities will offer the chance to attend their institutions on a full and part time basis, with a number of class schedules and courses available. Another good thing about studying in France is the fact that tuition fees in Public schools are quite low and affordable ranging from €200 to €600 per year. That’s quite affordable, you will agree with me! Today’s post will focus on low tuition universities in France, cost of living, admission application times, scholarships and a list of public universities.
Cost of living
Cost of living for students in France varies from city to city. Big cities like Paris tend to have high living cost. But on the average, the living cost in France is estimated at €500 to €700 per month which covers the cost of food, accommodation, books and clothing for one month.
Admission application times
Academic year in France starts on 1st October and ends on 30 June. However, students are advised to start their admission application early, around January. The academic year is divided into two as follows:
- First semester; starts early October and ends late January
- Second semester; starts early February and ends late May
Work and study
Students can work part time for up to 20 hours per week at a national minimum hourly wage of €9.53 per hour. Please note that students who are not nationals of EU member countries must hold a valid residency permit to be eligible for work while studying.
There are lots of scholarships for students to study in France. However student will need to apply early with a good essay and other required documents to stand a chance of being selected. Click here to access some of these scholarships and apply to the ones you meet the requirement.
List of low tuition public universities in France
- Joseph Fourier University
- Blaise Pascal University
- Paris13 University
- Garden Design Academy
- IESEG School of Management
- Institute Commercial de Nancy
- Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse
- University Bordeaux I
- Universite Catholique de Lille
- Universite Catholique de Lyon
- Universite d’Aix-Marseille III
- Universite d’Orleans
- Universite de Metz
- Universite de Montpellier I
- Universite de Montpellier II
- Universite de Nantes
- Universite de Reims
- Jean Monnet University
- Claude Bernard University
- Henri Poincare University