Study programs in France are available for young people after finishing upper secondary school education getting its established certificate and passing finals, named “Le Bac”. System of higher education in France is provided by a wide range of public universities and the Grande Ecoles. The Grandes Ecoles of France are reputable public or private higher education Institutions. The organ responsible for realization the educational programs of the country is the French Ministry of Education. France is a participant of the Bologna process and according to this, country`s national higher education system is divided into bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
It is possible to study bachelor programs in France at universities or at the Grand Ecoles. Admission to the Grandes Ecoles differs from that of French universities. To enter the university student doesn’t need to pass exams and can apply for admission online. The Grand Ecoles are highly selective institutions. Most of them will require applicants to complete two-year preparatory classes and to pass entrance exams successfully. An important document for admission to any higher institution in France is a student’s essay of motivation. In addition to study programs in France foreign students from some countries should complete at least one year of university studies in their country. It is obligatory to prove knowledge of French language for foreign students. Bachelor programs in France last for 3 years and available in French and in English language as well.
To study master programs in France a degree seeker should admit a bachelor diploma, an essay of motivation, letters of recommendation, a student’s portfolio and a French language certificate. Other specific requirements of admission can vary and depend on the course. The competition for some master programs is strong that’s why it demands from potential students to pass an interview to be admitted to master programs. The duration of master programs is 2 years. The studies are offered in French and English language.
French higher institutions offer study programs in various fields, including technical and humanitarian specializations. But France is especially famous for its bachelor and master degrees in Economics, Legal Studies and MBA programs.