What is the Cost of Studying in France 2020/2021

Let's talk about the cost of Studying in France. France, as you all know that she's the city of LOVE. France is another popular study location globally with about 300,000 international students.
France is been considered as one of the top study destinations because of its massive investment in teaching and education.

Let's look into popular courses to study in France for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

For Undergraduate Study

There are undergraduate courses offered in French universities.

Some of the most popular degree subjects are;
  1. Archaeology
  2. Classics
  3. Ancient History
  4. Modern Language
  5. Performing Arts
  6. Philosophy
  7. Mathematics
  8. Accounting and Finance
  9. Business and Management Studies
  10. Politics and International Studies

For Postgraduate Study

France is also seen as a leader when it comes to international graduate education and, therefore, graduates have many excellent career opportunities globally.

Some institutes do offer their postgraduate programs in English Language.

These are mostly within the fields of economics, management marketing, international business, and the MBA, but are also available within international studies, technology, engineering, and law.

France have three main categories for Master’s degrees;
  1. Taught Masters (MAs, MScs, MEng)
  2. Research Masters (MRes, MA by Research)
  3. Doctorates and PhDs

Tuition Fees for International Students

In previous years, tuition fees in France have been known to be the lowest globally.

Its previous tuition fee is under $100USD annually for local (home) and international applicants.

But in September 2019, the Frend government increase its tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students.

Students from countries under the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are fully eligible to study in France for free.

But students that are not under the EEA or Switzerland must pay tuition fees. See tuition fee below;
  1. For Bachelor’s programs = €2770 per year
  2. For Master’s programs = €3770 per year
  3. For Doctorate (PhD) programs = €380 per year
You must endeavor to pay these fees in full at the start of the academic session.

Meanwhile, private universities' tuition fees are very high which ranges from €3,000 to €20,000 per year.

Appling for France Student Visa and Cost

The moment you have been admitted into your desired university, you will be instructed to apply for the student visa.

The VLS-TS (├ętudiant) visa allows you to live and study in France and also the visa gives permits you to work for about 20 hours per week (964 hours per year).

The VLS-TS (├ętudiant) visa cost €99, but you must validate the visa within 3 months of arrival which also cost an additional of €60.

Finally, the VLS-TS (├ętudiant) visa gives you full access to travel around countries like Schengen, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, and Spain.