For the international flavor of the country's higher education system
The world's fifth-largest economy, France welcomes more international students than all but two countries.
With 270,000 international students (12% of the country's total postsecondary enrollment), including 25,000 doctoral candidates, France is the world's third-largest host country after the United States (535,000) and the United Kingdom (340,000).
France's institutions award degrees that adhere to the common European architecture known as LMD (for Licence, Master, abd Doctorate). French diplomas are therefore recognized and accepted throughout the world.
For many students, studying in France means an opportunity to learn French or to extend one's command of the language. Doing so allows them to join a global community of 250 million speakers of language of Voltaire, Hugo, and Camus, an official language of the Olympics, the United Nations, and the European Union.
In France, international students of all nationalities enjoy the same rights and advantages as French students. In the last 10 years the number of international students in France has grown by 75%!