Did you know that the chic country of France is also known for its excellent Master programs?
France has a government investing heavily in the quality of their country's higher education, hence why it is becoming an increasingly popular studying destination for students worldwide. So far, the country recruits about 300,000 students per year.
France offers a unique Higher Education Experience
Aside from its affordability, language, and historic universities, French's unique higher education experience had been one of its main attractions.
The higher education system in France follows a three-level system. Undergraduate students will begin by pursuing a License (similar to a bachelor's degree), followed by master level training, then finally, the doctorate level. The license takes three years to complete, with two years necessary for a master program. A doctorate usually requires three additional years.
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France also different types of higher education institutes:
These public institutes of higher education are financed by the French State. Located all around France, the universities confer national degrees (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate) that all have the same academic value.
Public and private institutes of higher education, such as Écoles Normales Supérieures (ENS -Institutes of Advanced Education), Instituts d’Etudes Politiques (IEP - Political Science Institutes), engineering schools, business and management schools, veterinary schools, that are recognised by the State.
They confer degrees for 5 years of undergraduate studies, and some award the title of Master. Much of the training is provided in English. Entries to these kind of institutions are highly competitive.
3.Specialized School and specific programmes
Public and private institutes of higher education that offer courses in specific sectors such as medicine, audio-visual, communication, journalism, fashion and design, agronomy, political science, etc. These institutes confer degrees and certificates that may or may not be recognized by the State. Studies there generally last two to five years.
4.School of art and applied art
Training in art, design, and communication is provided in two steps of three or five years, with national degrees awarded on successful completion. There are nearly 50 public schools of art and design directly overseen by the Ministry of Culture.
Opportunities for Indonesian students
The fact that the French government includes non-European students to their 1/3 university fee support goes to show their wide-stretched arms towards international students. French universities are also offering more and more of their Master programmes in English, especially within the fields of International Business, Management, Marketing, Economics, and MBA, but also in fields such as International Studies, Engineering, Technology and Law, to name just a few.
We've listed below scholarship programmes offered by Campus France, under the auspices of the French Institute in Indonesia (IFI), where Indonesian students are able to apply to.
Focus Scholarship: Master
Competition: Designated countries: Indonesia
Scholarship Coverage: The living cost, tuition fees (5,000 euros per academic year), social insurance for the duration of studies and student visa application fees for France.
The French Government, through the French Institute of Indonesia (IFI) - Embassy of France in Indonesia, opens a scholarship program addressed to Indonesian students with a track record of excellence and wishing to pursue Master's degree studies (M1 or M2) in France.
This scholarship program is open to all fields of study. This year, as part of the French initiative Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) (https://www.makeourplanetgreatagain.fr/), a priority will be given to the following themes :
The application form must be sent by email in PDF or Word format to Campus France Indonesia (firstname.lastname@example.org), mentioning in the subject line "Application - IFI 2018 Scholarship Program", no later than 22 June 2018 at midnight (Jakarta time). Files received after this time will not be considered.
* in English or French, in accordance with the language used in the program selected
Focus Scholarship: Master and PhD
Competition: Developing Country
Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship
Eiffel scholarship programs are available for students from developing countries who would like to continue their studies in France (one to two years). Eiffel scholarships will cover the living cost during the study period with the amount of 1181 Euro for master's level and 1,400 Euro for doctorates program. In addition, tickets for round-trip as well as health insurance also covered by the program. Eiffel scholarships available on 26 – 1st December each.