Why Study in France?
France is an EU country that excels in multiple fields, including biology and pharmaceuticals, nuclear energy and research, automobile and aviation, food and cuisine, high fashion, art etc. The French have such multifaceted development in such varied fields that they have some of the best schools throughout the country. France has been a melting pot of cultures since the conception of La Sorbonne, the first French University, which was more than 800 years ago, Medicine, law and Theology was taught to students who came from all over Europe. However with the coming of modern times the French have opened their doors to the rest of the world and it has become a true mixture of races. Since France is such a country with a population that comes from a myriad of countries, foreign students fit right in, and the warm French demeanor only eases the process. The French government in 1998 made multiple changes in the education system so as to ease the availability of French education to foreign nationals who come to France to get educated. The country is utterly elegant in every imaginable way, and something that one must experience. Some of the world’s best restaurants, art galleries and entertainment venues are only the tip of the iceberg as far as what the country offers. If you happen to attend a college in Paris, you can experience the wonder that the Eiffel Tower is.
The government offers medical insurance to students (including international students) under 28 years of age for free and for anyone above the age, a nominal fee of 211 euros an year would make them eligible for the insurance scheme. Besides this lucrative detail, the government also allows students to work for 20 hours a week, if the student is enrolled for a full time course to help the students sustain themselves during their stay in the country. The students may employ themselves informally with a minimal pay of 9.61 euros (pretax)/hour. An average student requires about 600-650 (may change based on the city of residence) Euros to sustain the expenses of the month, excluding tuitions, and a part time job should be able to cover these expenses without any problems.
There are a plethora of reasons why attending an institution in France is an interesting proposal for a student who is not of French origins, these include the lowest tuition costs, the chance to explore the amazing country that France is and the benefit of receiving some of the most valued education and training from top notch tutors. The benefits that come with a European degree, and a French one at that, extends way beyond what can be listed in this article. Don’t think twice, the French will welcome you with open arms, and it will without doubt be the best decision that you make if you choose France for your higher education