That France is one of the world’s most popular study abroad destinations is surely no great surprise. Read on to find out why so many international students choose to study in France – and what to do next if you want to join them.
France conjures up a distinct set of associations in our collective imagination. From the urbane sophistication and history of its cities, to its legendary food and wine, to the spectacular scenery – think rugged mountains and verdant forests, golden beaches and azure seas, rolling pastures and mighty rivers – everyone has their own idealized conception of France. This is reflected in its status as the world’s most popular tourist destination, according to the United Nations World Tourist Organization.
Perhaps your personal image of France involves its proud intellectual and artistic heritage. This is the nation, after all, which produced thinkers such as René Descartes and Jean-Paul Sartre, authors like Marcel Proust and Albert Camus, filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Renoir, and artists like Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne. On top of these names we can add a whole host of scientists, mathematicians and other researchers, whose names may be slightly less familiar, but whose achievements are no less spectacular.
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France’s strong academic and artistic tradition continues in the modern day, helped by the fact there are few countries which invest as much in research and education. Global university rankings reflect this. A total of 39 French universities are included in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, of which 11 are within the global top 300. The nation’s two leading universities, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech, both make the world’s top 60 at 43rd and 59th respectively, cementing their reputations as two of Europe’s and the world’s leading institutions.
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The application procedure will vary depending on If you are not from one of these countries, you will need to submit a preliminary application at your local French embassy before applying to one or more French universities. The way in which you apply will depend on your previous qualifications and where you are applying. Contact the establishment(s) you’re thinking about attending for guidance on the correct procedure to follow.
Once accepted by a French institution, you’ll need to apply for a visa, which also includes a residence permit, called the VLS-TS. This is valid for a year at a time. In order to obtain this visa you will need to present a completed application form, passport photos, your passport, proof of your previous qualifications, a police certificate attesting to your lack of a serious criminal record, proof you can speak French to an appropriate level (if your course is taught in French, see above for details of French language tests) and proof you have sufficient financial means. You will, of course, also need to prove that you’ve been accepted to study at a French university.
When you arrive in France, you will need to contact the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFFI), who may request that you undertake a medical examination.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office the following documents and adhere to the following procedures:
1. Complete Admission Application Form with Lekkside Application fee (NGN 25,000.00)
2. An official high school transcript (NECO/WAEC) (if applicable);
3. Official Transcripts showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent for a Master’s degree program.
4. Statement of Purpose or Personal Essay (A brief statement of the applicant’s purpose of study)
5. Copy of student’s passport (inside cover and signature page)
6. Documentation confirming their high school completion was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
Proof of English language proficiency.
Finally it is important for you to know that major languages used in Australia are English and French. But most of the universities offer courses in English language. So you need to show your efficiency by means of English Language tests. IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Australia, however, some universities and colleges accept TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study. Some universities even seek for other medium of English language test assessment. For MBA, students may be asked for two years of work experience before being admitted to the university. In most of the cases GMAT is compulsory for MBA students.
University/College may require Tuition deposit Which must be pay into the school Account
11. Consultancy Fee – NGN 100.000:00 Plus 5% VAT must be pay later after admission.
Application Fee (this is charged by each school or school chosen) School Transcript