France is a beautiful country where culture, history, art, and good food combine in an excentric blend that attracts both the young and the more seasoned travellers. However, if you are really young (just finishing high school) and looking for your next adventure, France can become your next education target.
If you’re interested, here are a few things you should know:
Study in France While Still in High School
French high schools (especially the most renowned ones) have ample student exchange programs for international students (this includes British students as well). Plus, you can choose if you want to stay in France for a whole school year or just a semester.
Depending on the type of exchange program you choose, you can stay with a French host family which will place you right at the heart of a French community. You’ll hear the language all day long so you should be able to learn the basics rather quickly.
There is also the option of a boarding school where you can stay for a few months. Plus, if your French isn’t all that good, you can still study in France and speak English – the Notre-Dame International High School has a great English-speaking exchange program that’s really popular among British students.
Study in French after High School
France is well-known for its academic environment that delivers impressive results year after year. As a fresh British high school graduate who wants to continue their studies in France, you have around 3,500+ public and private higher education institutions from which to choose.
However, unless you choose an institution with English as the teaching language, you will have to know the language in order to be accepted. To prove this, you can take a recognised language test such as the DELF and DALF, which are recognized by the French Ministry of Education.
The most convenient option for British students would be an undergraduate degree (or a Licence degree, as it’s called in France) which is the correspondent of a UK Bachelors. The good news is that you can have your pick since these are available in a multitude of subjects, in most major university centres.
How to Apply to Study in France?
Most institutions of higher education have their own rules when it comes to accepting international students, so it’s best to get in touch with your target schools and learn about their process.
However, as a non-EU student, you will need a visa to enter and be allowed to study in France. For instance, you can enter using ‘Schengen’ visas for short-term trips (like for when you need to take exams), but for longer stays, you will need a VLS-TS visa.
Overall, the application process for these visas usually implies an accurate translation from English to French of your ID documents, school diploma(s), language proficiency tests and other requested papers.
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