A haven for talent


250,000 international students in France

 

38% of PhD students

are from overseas

 

 

 

OECD, 2021

 

#6 most popular

host country in the world
for foreign students

(250,000 in 2019)

OECD, 2021

 

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#2 country

outside the Anglosphere for
hosting international students

OECD, 2021

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

 

99,488 French students are studying in a foreign country

UIS,Unesco, 2021

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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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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, 2018

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