French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs announced that international students could enter in France from July 1. French consulates and embassies abroad will also start processing applications for student visas and residency permits in July.
According to the official statement, “Considering the value of French higher education’s attractiveness, foreign students will be able to move to France, irrespective of their country of origin, and visa procedures will be rendered simpler. Requirements for visas and resident permits will be treated as a priority.’
France has lifted travel limits at the internal European borders. Those who come from the European space (the Member States of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican) are now allowed into the country.
The EC proposed that members “should decide on a specific list of non-EU countries for which travel restrictions can be lifted,” adding that “where travel restrictions continue to apply, Member States should ensure the exemption of those travelling to study.”
With other top destinations still lacking a definite date for the end of the lockdown, French stakeholders say this is an essential signal for international students.
“The French Government pursues its desire to attract more foreign students,” a spokesperson for Campus France, Florent Bonaventure, said. European Home Affairs Commissioner Yiva Johansson has said they are proposing a transparent and versatile solution to lifting travel restrictions to the EU.
“To give them the priority is evidence of their contribution to the policy of Bienvenue en France. This recognizes their significant contribution to our universities and our scientific excellence.
“While all of us will have to remain vigilant, the time has come to plan concretely to lift restrictions with countries whose health situation is close to that of the EU and to resume visa operations.” The EC also called on members to “synchronize visa resumption with lifting travel restrictions.”
Top Universities to Studies in France
|Top Universities||Tuition Fees|
|HEC Paris||€ 24,600|
|INSEAD Europe Campus||$130,000|
|Paris School of Business||€ 11,100|
|ESSEC Business School||€ 13,500|
|New Sorbonne University Paris 3||$906-1,621 USD/Month|
|Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Campus||$906-1,621 USD/Month|
|PSL Research University||170 Euros|
|École Polytechnique||4000 Euros|
|Strasbourg University||184 Euros|
|École des ponts ParisTech||€42,000|
Best International Scholarships to Study in France
Prepare yourself for a bright career by getting an education in France. For those keen to study in France but in need of financial support, we’ve rounded up a selection of scholarships for international students, provided by the France government, universities, and other organizations.
Cyber Security Scholarships from SSLTrust
SSLTrust is providing scholarships to first-year students studying at University or College Campus. The program is open for studying the undergraduate degree coursework for the academic year 2020-2021. The trust has 2 $1000 Scholarships available, one for the first half of the year, and the 2nd available for the 2nd half of the year.
Provided By: SSLTrust
Application Deadline: August 1, 2020
Scholarships & Funding Opportunities for International Students
Institut Mines-Télécom is providing candidates with an opportunity to apply for the Scholarships & Funding Opportunities for International Students. The scholarships are awarded as partial tuition fee waivers for the best Masters of Science applicants. Each MSc application will be automatically considered for these scholarships.
Provided By: Institut Mines-Télécom
Award: Partial tuition fee
Application Deadline: Open
MINES Paris Tech CEMEF PhD Thesis Position for International Students in France, 2020
Apply for the PhD Thesis Position at MINES Paris Tech-CEMEF in France for the academic session 2020/2021. The position is open for international students. The program aims to encourage highly-talented students to become a part of the PhD Thesis position in the Industrial field of Mechanics and Materials. The grant will provide an annual salary of about 26k€ to eligible candidates for.
Provided By: MINES Paris Tech-CEMEF
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
Stephen M. Kellen Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students in France
There is an opportunity within the Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin for an undergraduate student to pursue a Dual BA program. The candidate must be admitted to Sciences Po’s dual BA with Freie Universität Berlin. The scholarship covers two years of tuition fees at Sciences Po and the living allowance of $6.000/year.
Provided By: Sciences Po or Paris Institute
Course: pursue a Dual BA program
Award: $6.000- $7.000/year
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
International Scholarships at the IÉSEG School of Management
IÉSEG School of Management is offering scholarships for international students to study in France. The institute offers large numbers of scholarships in the form of tuition waiver up to 50% for students who meet the various criteria for each case. All admitted applicants will be considered for scholarship automatically.
Provided By: IÉSEG School of Management
Course: Eligible course
Award: Tuition waiver up to 50%
Application Deadline: Automatically considered