A haven for talent


358,000 international students in France

 

40% of PhD students

are from overseas

 

 

 

OECD, 2019

 

#5 most popular

host country in the world
for foreign students

( 358 000 in 2018 )

UNESCO – Ministry of National Education, 2019

 

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#2 country

outside the Anglosphere for
hosting international students

OECD, 2019

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6th country in the world with the highest number of students abroad

 

89,379 french students are studying in a foreign country

UNESCO, 2019

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Student residence permit

Foreign nationals wishing to study in France can be issued with a long-stay visa equivalent to a “Student” residence permit that exempts them from obtaining a residence permit for the first year of their stay. At the end of the first year, for students who continue their studies, the Préfecture will issue a multi-year residence permit, for up to four years.

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A €25,000 project grant covering:

  • 12 months in one of the 41 selected partner incubators
  • A fast-track procedure for team members and their families to obtain a French residence permit
  • Tailored program of events to support their growth (masterclasses, networking, etc.)
  • Two annual Demodays with investors and business leaders
  • A Help Desk for administrative procedures
  • Practical support when moving to France

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Talent Passports

 

  • Multi-year residence permits for highly qualified people setting up a company or investing in France, or artists
  • Valid for up to four years on a renewable basis
  • Facilitation of access to housing with the availability of the Lokaviz platform in English
  • More information :  https://www.welcometofrance.com/

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“The number of students studying internationally will increase significantly in the coming years. France will have to increase its intake of foreign students, and the number of those coming from emerging countries will double because the French language is what binds us. There will be more Indian, Russian, and Chinese students, and we must do everything possible to improve their reception conditions”.

 

         Emmanuel Macron, president of the French Republic, march 2018

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A country that is hugely popular with international students

 

 

  • 78% of the International students consider France’s cultural influence as the main reason behind the country’s attractiveness in recent years
  • 46% choose France for the quality of training
  • 41% for the knowledge of the French language

Kantar – Campus France, 2017

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Nine out of ten foreign students

 

recommend France as a study destination

Kantar – Campus France, 2017

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