A Diversified Higher Education Offer

French higher education involves 2.5 million students. 12% of them are from abroad. All of them are benefiting from highly diversified training, and they are enrolled in every field, at every level.

There are more than 3,500 public and private institutes of higher education in France: 72 universities, 25 multi-institute campuses, 271 Doctoral schools, 227 engineering schools authorised to award the title of engineer, 220 business and management schools, 45 post-secondary public schools of art, 22 schools of architecture and 3,000 private schools and institutes.

More than 1,400 programs taught in English. Find out which in the catalogue Programs taught in English. Short programmes that consist of learning French thanks to cultural visits are also offered to foreign students. They are detailed in the catalogue of short programmes and in our Immersion France application.

There are more and more MOOC offered in French. The acronym FUN, for France Université Numérique (Digital University France), refers to the first French online course platform. It provides nearly 300 courses from over 80 institutes, with enrollment near the one million mark.

An Internationally-renowned System of Higher Education

The excellence in higher education and research in France is widely acknowledged around the world. Numerous French universities and Grandes Ecoles place highly in the most reputable international rankings, such as the Times Higher Education, the Financial Times ranking, the QS, the Shanghai ranking and the European Union’s U-Multirank. Studying in France means benefiting from this recognition.

This renown is in particular due to the exceptional achievements of French researchers. With thirteen Fields Medals, France is second in the world in mathematics. It has also had sixty-five Nobel Prize winners, including Marie Curie. The first woman to receive a Nobel, for Physics in 1903, in 1911 she became the first researcher in the world to obtain a second, this time for Chemistry.

Scholarships for Foreign Students in France

The Embassy of France in Indonesia, French private and public institutes and the Erasmus+ programme offer a large number of scholarships for foreign students to help them finance their studies in France and Europe.

Campus Bourses (Campus Scholarships) provides information on the scholarships offered to foreign students. The tool lists all of the assistance provided by the States (French and foreign), regional authorities, companies, foundations and institutes of higher education. Filter your search by nationality, field and level of studies to find the assistance that corresponds to your profile.

You can also find more information on scholarship opportunities for Indonesian students at here.

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