Seeking a country with an excellent academic reputation, France is the right one for you. France is one of the famous destinations for education among international students especially Indians. The fact is that approximately 10% of enrollments at French Institutions are International Students. The country has spectacular quality of education with great research opportunities. Along with studies France also provides an excellent environment for international students. 
Why France?
The higher education system of France is considered to be one of the best in the world. Some of French Universities ranks among the best Universities of the world. As the Tuition Fees in France is minimal, studying in nation becomes more affordable and economic for International Students. 
France is a hub for International Business and Management Education. Many of its Business Schools hold top most ranks in worldwide ranking system. Hence France is best choice for the students seeking admission in Business Courses. 
The country has Public as well as Private Universities. Public Universities are run by National Government, 71 in number and offers an excellent education at an affordable price to all students including international one. The Private Universities are termed as Grandes Ecoles. The academic year runs from September – May or October – June depending on the course and the institution of study. Every French University has an Internship Referral System and a Career Services Office for the students so that students always know of the recent internships and the job opportunities available to them. 
About Country
Other than higher education system France is a beautiful European country located at Western Europe. Eiffel Tower, Mont Blanc (Western Europe’s Largest Mountain), Mont Saint Michel (Normandy), The Cote d’Azure, The Louvre (Paris) and Chateau de Versailles (Versailles) are the top famous tourist attractions of the France that students may wish to explore. France has a Rich, Artistic and Philosophical Culture with major centres of Cuisine and Literature. All the mentioned factors make the country an exciting destination for Overseas Students across the world.  
Cost of Study 
Tuition Fees at French Public Universities is set by Government every Year. The cost is affordable and is very low. In Private Universities rates are expected to be higher than Public Universities. Irrespective of Tuition Fees, Studying in France is still one of the bearable options for International Students willing to take quality of high education. Plenty of Scholarship Plans are also available for International Students who are willing to study in France. Grants from French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Funds made by National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), awards from Regional Councils and Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus Programs are some of the main Scholarship Programs available in the Country for International Students. 
Cost of Living
Cost of Living in France tend to be quiet high and varies upon the location and area students are living in. In smaller towns cost to live is cheap than big cities. In Food and Transportation students are lucky to get at subsidized rates. There are plenty of accommodation options are available for international students in country. Students can live in University Accommodation demand of which is very high among international students, though issuance is based on social criteria and mostly given to exchange or scholarship availing students. Specialized housing is also available for international students in the country. Renting a private studio apartment and Homestay are some another living options for international students in France. In France students can apply for a grant from their local Caisse d’Allocation Familiale (CAF) as its free of cost. If eligible students may get 35% rent back monthly. Estimated accommodation costs from Euros 120 – 380 per month, Food from Euros 130 – 150 per month at University Restaurant, Health Care costs from Euros 380 – 750 per month and other miscellaneous things like Transportation and Leisure costs Euros 100 per month in France. 




Visas
Students who are willing to study in France must know all possible visa requirements. Rules and Regulations keeps on changing and updating with time by the French Government.
Citizens from EU Zone and Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein do not need visa to study in France. 
Nationals other than EU required to obtain a Visa that includes a Residence Permit termed VLS-TS which is initially valid for one year and can be renewed as per needed. Visa application must be applied at the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) or French Embassy at home country of international students. Application form, Proof of Academic Records with photo copies, Police Clearing Certificate, Proof of French Language Proficiency (if required), Proof of Sufficient Funds to bear the Cost of living in France, Health Insurance depending upon duration of stay in country are the needed documents students must have before applying for Visa. On arrival in country students are required to contact OFII at earliest and students may also ask to undergo medical examination. Moreover international students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week in France so that students get the opportunity to earn more money.