Universities are an attractive option—out of more than 2.5 million French students, 65% choose a university over other postsecondary options.
Unlike in the major English-speaking countries, private institutions account for a relatively small share of postsecondary enrollments in France (less than 17%).
In France, 73 publicly financed universities are evenly distributed around the nation. They award national diplomas, which provide the assurance of a uniformly high level of educational quality regardless of where they are earned—from the famous Sorbonne to the alpine campuses of the universities of Grenoble and Chambéry and the island campus of the University of Corsica.
THE UNIVERSITIES OFFER PROGRAMS IN ALL DISCIPLINES, including the sciences (mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology), technology (computer science, engineering, electrotechnics, materials), literature, languages, the arts, the social sciences, law, economics, business, health and medicine, and physical education. All of the nation’s universities are public.
As the primary locus of research and training in the basic sciences, the universities ensure that their degree programs stay abreast of progress in basic knowledge and technology.
On november 19th, the Prime Minister Edouard Philip revealed the new strategy of French academic attractiveness named Choose France. This strategy places incoming mobility at the heart of France's international reputation and aims to welcome 500,000 foreign students by 2027.
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