Higher education in France

France Higher Edu

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OKflexible international student admissions policy

OKthe presence of programs with the possibility of parallel internships in companies

OKtraining is focused on further successful employment

OKhigh-quality education with an international component and the opportunity to internship in other European countries

OKa wide variety of educational institutions and programs, among which everyone will find something for themselves (from architecture, design and art programs in state universities to engineering and management in private business schools)

What you should know about higher education in France

Types of degrees:   License 3 (bachelor), Master 1 (technical education), Les magisteres

Master 2 Professionnel (training + practice),  Master 2 recherche (diploma of in-depth study, scientific work)

Learning Languages:  English French 

Duration of registration for the program: Bachelor's degree - from January to May, Master's degree - until January 31

Cost of programs per year:

Undergraduate:  from € 600 / year (state university), € 8 - 000 / year (private university)

Master's: from € 750 / year, € 4- 000 / year (private university)

Cost of living: from € 500 (accommodation and transport) / month.


Levels of Higher Education in France

 Bachelor's program 

 Postgraduate / Postgraduate Studies 

 MBA in France

Undergraduate (Bachelor) - This is the first stage of higher professional education and is basic; Duration of study - 3 years. Master (Master) - This is the second stage of higher education, the duration of study is 2 years.

Graduate School (PhD) - Candidate of Sciences, duration of study - 3-4 years. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - professional qualification degree in management.

The Russian certificate of complete secondary education does not give the right to study in France without entrance exams. To enter the first year of a French university, you must confirm this right, i.e. participate in the competition and be enrolled in a Russian university. Thus, Russian citizens can enter a French university only as (usually) students of a Russian university. Crediting is carried out in accordance with the number of free places. 

Admission requirements

• school certificate
• participate in the competition and be enrolled in a Russian university
• confirmation of knowledge of French DALF / DELF, TCF level B2 or TEF level B2-C1 and / or English TOEFL iBT 80+, IELTS 6.0+

A variety of programs by field of study:

Professionel master - attending lectures and seminars + writing a dissertation;

Recherche master - research and writing a dissertation without attending lectures and seminars;

Correspondence of higher education diplomas in France and Russia:

Lysance 3 (License 3): three years of study, which correspond to the level of the Russian bachelor's degree;

Master 1 (Master 1): one year of study after Lysans 3, which corresponds to the Russian diploma of a specialist;

Master 2 in research (Master 2 Recherche) or professional master (Master 2 Professionel), which correspond to the Russian diploma of the master.

Profile of a successful candidate for admission to a master's program in France:


• a specialist diploma in a related specialty or a bachelor's degree + work experience of at least 2 years (for some specialties),
• average score of the diploma 4.1.- 5.0
• active academic / scientific activity
• recommendations of teachers and / or employers

Language training

<br>• confirmation of knowledge of the French language DALF / DELF, TCF level C1-C2 or TEF level from C1

<br>• English TOEFL ibt 80+ or ​​IELTS 6.0+

Leadership qualities

• confirmation of an active social, student, sports life
• international experience is welcome

Features of MBA programs in France:

Cost: from € 19-35 / year
Duration of study: 2 years

Admission conditions:

• bachelor's / specialist's degree (at least 2 years of study outside France)
• interview in English or French;
• GMAT for teaching in English, TAGE MAGE for teaching in French.

Deadline for submission of documents: until 10 July.


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