If you plan to build your career on the international scene, studying in Europe can increase your chances to success. Among all European countries, France is one of the most opened and accessible to foreign students. What are the benefits of studying in France? What can be career options after graduation? Let's see what France can offer to Australian students.
France is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe that attracts thousands of tourists by its magnificent landscapes, sophisticated food, cultural and historical heritage. But not only. France counts more than 200 public high schools with a variety of courses in all disciplines. Graduates from the French wine, fashion or art high schools are hunted by employers from over the world.
Known for its quality and accessibility of higher education, France offers the same tuition fees to all students. Of course, tuitition fees will depend on the level of education and the type of school, but public education is accessible to all. For instance, the highest annual fee at public universities in 2014 haven't exceeded 470 euros, a part of which covers medical assurance.
The country welcomes around 288 500 foreign students from all origins, which is around 12% of all students. It is the 3rd country in the world (after the US and UK) attracting international students the most.The application procedure varies depending on the type of school and the country of residence. Australian students have to pre-register by applying for a Preliminary Admission (DAP: "demande d'admission préalable") at the French embassy in Australia. It's better to submit your application before 31 January for studies beginning in the fall semester (from September).