04.07.2015 - Pre-Departure Session for the Indian students going to France for higher studies
The Embassy of France and Campus France encourage the flow of Indian students to France.
This year, nearly 300 students from Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Madhya Pradesh will be enrolled in French higher educational institutes.
The ‘Pre-departure session’ as well as the ceremony of granting scholarships to Indian students who will study next year in France was held on Saturday, July 4 at the Alliance Française de Bombay. About 145 students attended the event.
Mr. Yves Perrin, Consul General, several members of his team, and Campus France (government agency responsible for promoting higher education in France) congratulated the scholarship recipients, shared practical tips on daily life in France with them, informed them about the consular procedures and advised them on the advantages of learning French.
French higher education is among the top three destinations in the world for international students. With her famous "Grandes Ecoles", her leading universities and renowned management institutes, the French education system serves as a reference in Europe. In 2014, the QS team elected Paris as ‘the best international city for students’ for the second consecutive year.
Last year, over 300 Indian students chose to go to France for higher education, an increase of 50% over the past five years. The vast majority of these students are studying in the 800 courses conducted in English in France, a number that increases every year.