France has been one of many major study destination in Europe and is well known for its high life quality, also one of the founding countries of the European Union. France raises up a distinct set of associations in our collective imagination. From the urbane sophistication and history of its cities, to its legendary food and wine, to the spectacular scenery – think rugged mountains and verdant forests, golden beaches and azure seas, rolling pastures and mighty rivers – everyone has their own idealized conception of France. This is reflected in its status as the world’s most popular tourist destination, according to the United Nations World Tourist Organization.
Study in France, you can choose to study your bachelor's ("Licence"), masters or PhD ("Doctorat") degree, or participate in a summer course program, as the French educational system is designed to provide students with a wide range of study opportunities. You may consider to enroll in the university, if you opt to have more theoretical education, or if you prefer to have a degree with a vocational approach, you may want to consider Grandes Écoles or University Institutes of Technology. The French degrees awarded are based on the European system of Bachelor, Master, and PhD, expressed in credits as defined by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
There are few countries which concentrate to invest much in research and education and France is one among few. The academic and education standard in France are considered very high, with a total of 41 French universities included in the QS World University Rankings 2015-2016; 27 French institutions are counted among the top universities in the world based on Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017. In addition, France is a popular study destination for international students with many renowned well developed research facilities and over 800 English-taught courses.