Campus France’s catalog of postsecondary programs taught in English includes nearly 700 programs designed for English-speaking students.
France's success in attracting students from around the world reflects not only the excellence of higher education in France, but also the quality of daily life, the variety and richness of French culture, and the easy access to the rest of Europe students enjoy while earning their degree.

France is the first non-English speaking country for recruiting foreign students, and provides a wide offer of trainings taught in English. It is thus no longer needed to be fluent in French to study in France. Studies to obtain an degree are completed by French classes, an additional asset in an international carreer, since it paves the way to 75 French-speaking countries.

Key figures on higher education in France

85 Public universities
 Engineering schools
 Business schools
 Doctoral departments
 Research laboratories
 out of every French doctoral degrees is awarded to a student from outside France.

Understanding degrees and diplomas in the French system:

8 years
16 semesters
480 ECTS
National Doctoral DegreePhD


6 years
12 semesters
 Specialized Mastère (label)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
5 years
10 semesters
300 ECTS
Master’s degree
Engineering Master’s degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Business schools’ and Engineering schools’ diplomas


4 years
8 semesters
 Master of Science (4-year Master)
3 years
6 semesters
180 ECTS
LicenceBachelor (label)