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French Tuition Fees for non-EU

VU International News and Reviews No. 125 December 03 2018

December 2018

Campus France, an agency of the French government, has published the new French strategy (with English version) to maintain and strengthen its position in recruitment of international students.

It sees its current position – 4th in hosting degree seeking students and 1st in the non-English parts of the world – increasingly challenged by other countries like Germany, Russia, China, Canada and others.

As new players adopt aggressive strategies with local offices, campaigns, scholarship programmes and lowering visa obstacles during and after studies, France feels it has to follow suit to improve its growth rate, which currently lags significantly behind the major players and upstarts. Its strategy aims to lower visa obstacles, increase the number of educational offerings for non-native speakers of French, aided by a communications campaign. Noteworthy: it will allow French universities to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students of € 2770 at Bachelor’s level and € 3770 at Master’s and Doctoral level – while simultaneously tripling the number of scholarships available for international degree-seeking students (particularly from Africa).

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