Study in France

France Statistics
Geography-Population Paris study_abroad.area: 674,843 km ² study_abroad.climate: north and northwest have a temperate climate, while the south has a Mediterranean climate study_abroad.population: 65,821,885 (est. 2011) study_abroad.languages: French


Government Type: Unitary semi-presidential republic National Holiday: July 14
GDP: $2.146 trillion (2010)
GDP per capita (PPP):
$34,092 (2010)

Information for Foreign Students in FranceGetting There The main international airport, Roissy - Charles de Gaulle (CDG), is likely to be your port of entry if you fly into France from outside Europe. CDG is the home of Air France (AF), the national company, for most intercontinental flights. AF and the companies forming the SkyTeam Alliance (Dutch KLM, AeroMexico, Alitalia, US Continental, NorthWest and Delta Airlines, Korean Air) use Terminal 2 while most other foreign airlines use Terminal 1. A third terminal is used for charter flights. If transferring through CDG (especially between the various terminals) it is important to leave substantial time between flights. Ensure you have no less than one hour between transfers. Add more if you have to change terminals as you will need to clear through security.

Obtaining a Visa Please visit the following website ( for detailed information regarding the student visa.

Hundreds of agencies offer accommodation for short term rentals on behalf of the owner, and can guide you into finding the best property, at the best price in the most suitable location for you. An internet search for the location and type of property you're looking for will usually return the names of several listing sites, each of which may have hundreds or thousands of properties for you to choose from. There are plenty of sites in both English and French, and the rental properties may be owned by people of any nationality. In addition, your French university will undoubtedly have a housing option for you should you wish to do that; contact your school for details.

Money Currency used in France is the Euro. Almost all stores will take credit cards; AMEX only in higher end places. ATMs are plentiful and everywhere.

The health care in France is of a very high standard. Pharmacies in France are denoted by a green cross, usually in neon. They sell medicines, contraceptives, and often beauty and related products (though these can be very expensive). Medicines must be ordered from the counter, even non-prescription medicines. The pharmacist is able to help you about various medicines and propose you generic drugs.

Safety France is a very low-crime area, and is one of the safest countries in the world, but large cities are plagued with the usual woes. Violent crime against tourists or strangers is very rare, but there is pickpocketing and purse-snatching.

To enjoy cheap international calls from France travelers can get a local France Sim Card to put in an unlocked phone and pay as you go.

TransportationTrains are a great way to get around in France. You can get pretty much from anywhere to anywhere else by train. For long distances, use the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse - High-Speed Train). Reservations are obligatory. But, if you have time, take the slow train and enjoy the scenery. The landscape is part of what makes France one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Official Selection of the best Business Schools in France

5 Palmes of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

HEC Paris

1 655 ‰

INSEAD Business School

2 635 ‰

ESSEC Business School

3 374 ‰

Grenoble Ecole de Management

4 360 ‰

emlyon business school

5 286 ‰

ESCP Business School

6 236 ‰

Université Paris Dauphine

7 222 ‰

4 Palmes of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

EDHEC Business School

1 330 ‰

Toulouse Business School

2 305 ‰

NEOMA Business School

3 281 ‰

KEDGE Business School

4 271 ‰

SKEMA Business School

5 232 ‰

Audencia Business School

6 202 ‰

IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

7 177 ‰

Sciences Po

8 148 ‰

3 Palmes of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

Rennes School of Business

1 217 ‰

IÉSEG School of Management

2 202 ‰

Montpellier Business School

3 153 ‰

ESSCA School of Management

4 143 ‰

EM Strasbourg Business School - Université de Strasbourg

5 133 ‰

Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management IAE - Aix-Marseille University

6 123 ‰

BSB Burgundy School of Business

7 113 ‰

Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole - Toulouse School of Management and Toulouse School of Economics

8 108 ‰

ISC Paris Business School

9 103 ‰

ESC Clermont Business School

10 94 ‰

INSEEC School of Business and Economics

11 84 ‰

Ecole des Ponts Business School - ParisTech

12 79 ‰

PSB Paris School of Business (ex ESG MS)

12 79 ‰

Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT BS)

14 69 ‰

Université De Paris II - Panthéon Assas

15 64 ‰

iae lyon School of Management - Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

16 49 ‰

IAE Grenoble Graduate School of Management - Université Grenoble Alpes

17 44 ‰

icn ARTEM Business School

18 39 ‰

ESCEM Business School

19 30 ‰

2 Palmes of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

EDC Paris Business School

1 163 ‰

EM Normandie Business School

2 113 ‰

IPAG Business School

3 74 ‰

La Rochelle Business School - Excelia Group

3 74 ‰

Université de Lille - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sociales et IAE Lille Ecole de Management

5 64 ‰

ESLSCA Business School Paris

6 44 ‰

Brest Business School

6 44 ‰

IAE Poitiers Ecole de Management - Université de Poitiers

6 44 ‰

Université Clermont Auvergne - IAE Clermont Auvergne School of Management

6 44 ‰

ESC Pau Business School

10 34 ‰

IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris Est Créteil

11 30 ‰

Université Lumière - Lyon II - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion

11 30 ‰

1 Palme of Excellence - BUSINESS school with considerable local influence

Rank by Palmes league Dean’s recommendation rate 2019

The International School of Management (ISM)

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Best Master’s programs in France

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