Study Abroad in France

We are putting together a guide to studying in France including popular destinations, featured study abroad programs, recommended universities, information about scholarships and helpful advice and reviews. Please contact us if you would like to advertise study programs or contribute to our guide. Popular places to study in France include Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Provence and Toulouse.

 
 

Study Abroad Programs in France

 

Top Reasons to Study in France

  • World famous cosmopolitan cities
  • See famous sights like the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triompe
  • Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world
  • Fashion/art/culture capital
  • Home to legendary artists, poets, politicians and scientists
  • There are some of the best museums in the world located here
  • Tasty cuisine
  • Excellent universities
  • Perfect location for exploring more of Europe

 

 

Options for Studying in France

  • Full Academic Year
  • Fall 
  • May Term 
  • Spring 
  • Summer 
  • Trimester 
  • Winter 

 

 

Top Rated Places to Study in France

  • Caen
  • Paris
  • Nice
  • Lyon
  • Grenoble 
  • Orleans

 

 

All Cities / Locations

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Amboise
  • Angers
  • Annecy
  • Antibes
  • Argenteuil
  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Besancon
  • Béziers
  • Bordeaux
  • Caen
  • Cannes
  • Cap-d'Agde,Le
  • Cassis
  • Chamonix
  • Chamonix Mont-Blanc
  • Chartres
  • Clermont-Ferrand
  • Corsica
  • Dijon
  • Eze
  • Gap
  • Grenoble
  • La Rochelle
  • Le Puy-en-Velay
  • Lille
  • Loire Valley
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Metz
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Morze
  • Nancy
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Nimes
  • Paris
  • Pau
  • Perpignan
  • Poitiers
  • Rennes
  • Roubaix
  • Rouen
  • Roussillon
  • Rural Areas
  • Sat-Laurent-du-Var
  • Sat-Malo
  • St-Laurent-du-Var (French Riviera)
  • St. Tropez
  • St.Tropez
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
  • Tours
  • Val-d'Isere
  • Versailles
  • Villefranche

 

 

Best Universities in France

As a student, one of your main concerns with a study abroad program is the quality of the school you will be attending. There are over 82 state universities in France as well as five Catholic universities and various private institutes. Most of these award diplomas and degrees including - Licence (UG), Masters (PG) and Doctorate (PhD). These are the top ranking universities:

  • University of Paris
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) 
  • Ecole normale supérieure, Paris 
  • Ecole Centrale de Paris 
  • École Normale Supérieure de Lyon 
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) 
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1 
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 
  • Université de Strasbourg 
  • Université Paris-Sud 
  • Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan 
  • École des Ponts ParisTech 
  • Aix-Marseille University 
  • Université Paris Dauphine 
  • Université de Montpellier 
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA) 
  • Université Paris Descartes 
  • Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III 
  • University of Bordeaux 
  • Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies 
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 
  • Université de Rennes 1 
  • Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis 
  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2) 
  • University of Lorraine 
  • Université de Nantes 
  • Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3 
  • Université de Caen Basse-Normandie 
  • Université de Cergy-Pontoise  
  • Université de Poitiers 
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 
  • Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé 
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2 
  • Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense 
  • Universit Paul-Valery Montpellier 3 
  • Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 
  • Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 
  • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole 
  • Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail 
  • HEC Paris School of Management
  • ESSEC Business School
  • ESCP EuropeESCP Europe 
  • Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC)

 

 

Popular Subjects to Study

  • Engineering
  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • History
  • Tourism and Hotel Management

 

 

Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging a study abroad experience in France please get in touch, you might also like to view all of our study abroad programs in Europe.

 

 

France Study Abroad Reviews

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