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International Mobility in Higher Education and French language learning in France: Presentation, Problems and Solutions


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These slides present higher education possibilities in France, through the Campus France organisation and its close links with accredited French language schools, under the banner of associations like Groupement FLE. Learn more about degree courses sought after by their clients and the possibilities of learning French, and also the problems linked with mobility towards France and obtaining visas.

Viewers might also be interested in our article "More English instruction slated for France" found here: The renowned French protectiveness of their culture and language has come into conflict with the role of English as the lingua franca of business and science in a brewing controversy involving a potential increase in English language university instruction. Our article looks at both sides of the question and considers potential ramifications for international mobility.

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International Mobility in Higher Education and French language learning in France: Presentation, Problems and Solutions

  1. 1. STUDYING IN FRANCE www.     www.groupement‐ Economics Law  Fashion ‐ Design  Natural sciences 
  2. 2. STUDYING IN FRANCE  Tasks and assignments • Promoting French higher education worldwide  • Welcoming foreign students and professionals in France  • Managing large scholarship programs  Key figures • 254 members (universities, engineering schools, business  schools, languages schools, R&D centres, laboratories, etc.) • 166 offices in 101 countries • 36 000 courses of studies • About 700 scholarships programmes all around the world www.     www.groupement‐  Presentation of the Campus France Agency in Paris
  3. 3. STUDYING IN FRANCE www.     www.groupement‐ Bachelor programs Masters programs PhDs Programs taught in English Short programs for learning French Scholarship – grant search‐engine  Search‐engines online
  4. 4. STUDYING IN FRANCE  The 4 ways to study in France 1. The most famous one: The Erasmus program 3. The most challenging one: long‐term studies in France 4. The binational one: double degrees 2. The most international one: The Erasmus Mundus program www.     www.groupement‐
  5. 5. STUDYING IN FRANCE 1. The Erasmus program  Requirements • Being registered in a European University • Application possible from the third semester • B1 French level‐ preparation possible in France before the program  starts  Application • International office of the home University • One semester in advance   Financial support • European scholarship (about 200€ per month) • AuslandsBAfög for German students www.     www.groupement‐
  6. 6. STUDYING IN FRANCE 2. The Erasmus Mundus program: Master and PhD  European programs  • Studies in 2 or more European countries • Joint, double or multiple degree  Requirements • Bachelor degree or Master degree • Good level in English – other languages advantaged  Application • Selection of a degree course into one of the 180 programs • Application to one of the universities running the program  Financial support • Scholarship for European students as for international students www.     www.groupement‐
  7. 7. STUDYING IN FRANCE 3. Binational studies – Example of the Université Franco‐Allemande  Requirements ‐ Good French level ‐ A‐levels ‐ Half of the studies in France, half in Germany  Application • In one of the partner universities  • Application map + interview + French and German test • About 15 students from Germany and 15 from France   Financial support • UFA : about 250€ per month for the time abroad • EU : Erasmus scholarship, about 200€ per month • AuslandsBAföG for German students www.     www.groupement‐
  8. 8. STUDYING IN FRANCE 4. The individual enrollment for long‐term studies in France  Requirements • A‐levels • B2 French level (sometimes C1)‐ strongly recommended to have  language preparation in France during summer or even earlier in the  year  Application for European candidates • Licence 1: from January 20 to March 20 for September ‐ Online portal Admission Post Bac ‐ Up to 12 wishes ‐ Answer from the University at the begin of June  • Licence 2, Licence 3, Master: from April, directly to the desired  University www.     www.groupement‐
  9. 9. STUDYING IN FRANCE  Application for international candidates from outside the EU • Licence 1:  Demande d’admission préalable (DAP) ‐ From December 1 to January 31 ‐ Application form sent to the French Embassy ‐ Up to 3 wishes ‐ Good French level (B2 minimum)‐ strongly recommended to  have language preparation in France during summer or even  earlier in the year • Licence 1: CEF process ‐ Application online on the Campus France website of the country  of residence ‐ Application fees (about 80€) ‐ Interview with a member of Campus France • Licence 2, Licence 3, Master: application directly to the University www.     www.groupement‐
  10. 10. STUDYING IN FRANCE  Student fees (Academic year 2013‐2014) Universities Licence 183€/year Master 254€/year Doctorat 388€/year Grandes Ecoles Engineering schools From 606€/year Other schools 1000‐12000€/year Art schools Public schools 0‐800€/year Private schools 1000‐20 000€/year Architecture Up to 290€ www.     www.groupement‐
  11. 11. STUDYING IN FRANCE Studying French in France prior to beginning post‐ secondary studies brings several advantages: ‐ Students have a much better chance of immersion in French,  allowing for a more complete and efficient acquisition of the  necessary language skills ‐ Students are able to integrate themselves into French culture,  developing a better understanding of and appreciation for French  society and its education system before starting their post‐ secondary studies ‐ Students can choose on‐site the location, type of language  school, type of course and budget best suited to their French‐ learning needs www.     www.groupement‐
  12. 12. STUDYING IN FRANCE WWW.GROUPEMENT‐FLE.COM •Private and university language centres, of different sizes and  geographical locations and with different profiles •Aim of sharing expertise and professional awareness among  members •Aim of quality control for admission and continuing membership  (based on norm NF EN 14804) •Promotion of the FLE Quality Label www.     www.groupement‐
  13. 13. STUDYING IN FRANCE www.     www.groupement‐