France may not be quite as widely known as Germany for affordable higher education, but again, international students may be surprised to hear that they can also study in France for free (or, at a very low cost), regardless of their nationality.
Although technically university fees do exist at public universities in France, they’re just a fraction of those charged in most countries, amounting to just €180 (US$250) per year to cover course administration. Additional charges can bring this price up, particularly for more specialized programs such as medicine and engineering, but not dramatically. If you’re looking to study at a leadinggrande école, however, expect fees to vary widely.
General scholarships to study abroad in France:
- Erasmus+ – A Europe-wide program led by the European Commission offering funding to international students looking to study in Europe.
- Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students – master’s and PhD scholarshipsavailable to international graduate students looking to study in Paris (and the whole of France) at selected institutions.
Scholarships to study in Paris:
- HEC Paris Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asian Women – MBA scholarships for students from developing countries in Africa and Asia to study in France at HEC Paris. Open to female students only.
- Sciences Po Paris Emile Boutmy Scholarships in France for International Students – opportunities for bachelor’s and master’s degree students from outside of the EU to gain funding to study in Paris at Sciences Po Paris.
- The International Selection at ENS Paris –scholarships for graduate students to study at ENS Paris within the sciences or humanities departments.
- University of Kent Paris Scholarships–international scholarships for students looking to study in Paris at master’s degree level at the University of Kent’s Parisian campus.
Other universities in Paris offering international scholarships: