Many students now choose to study in France because of its low tuition universities and high quality of education. Yes, public universities in France charge very low tuition fees for international students and usually range from €200 to €1000 while private universities range from €1500 to €6000 per year. So if you cannot afford the high tuition fees in places like the UK, US and Australia, make up your mind now to study in France!
Cost of living in France
Cost of living in France is affordable. It is estimated at €400 to €500 a month to cover expenses for food, clothing, books, transportation etc. Please note that this is just an estimation and could be higher or lower depending on the spending habit of the student.
Cost of study in France
Like I said earlier, tuition fees in French public universities is low and range from €200 to €1000, while that of private universities range from €1500 to €6000 per year. These fees vary and depends on the program and university a student choses. For example, in Public universities, Engineering programs have tuition fees of €611 per academic year, and medical programs have average tuition fees of €450 per year.
How to apply
International students will need to apply for admission through the French embassy or consulate in their home countries. Students residing in the countries listed below can apply online through an application system called CEF. Through the CEF system, you will be applying for the compulsory Preliminary Admission (“demande d’admission préalable” – DAP), you may also apply for your visa online and track the progress of your application.
Academic year in France begins in 1st October and ends in 30th June. However, students should initiate the application process already in January.
Comprehensive list of low tuition universities in France
- Jean Monnet University
- Claude Bernard University
- Henri Poincare University
- Joseph Fourier University
- Blaise Pascal University
- Paris13 University
- European Center For Advanced International Studies
- Garden Design Academy
- IESEG School of Management
- Institut 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
- Universite de Savoie