France, one of the best destinations for foreign students
The Open Doors report of the Institute of International Education confirms the French university system’s excellent reputation abroad. France is ranked as the 4th leading destination of U.S. study abroad students and has seen a 0.9% increase in foreign students between 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.
For the second consecutive year, the British rating organization QS Top Universities also ranked Paris number-one on its Best Student Cities list. Paris edged out London, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne for the top slot. And QS highlights the “delights of life in Paris” and relatively affordable tuition fees.
In addition, according to a poll taken by TNS-Sofres Campus France, nine out of ten foreign students who have studied in France were satisfied with their experience and recommend it to others.
Last but not least, in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking, the famous French business school HEC Paris takes the first position thanks to a very strong performance across all the FT rankings. Other French business schools ranked in the top-30 are Insead, EMLyon Business School, ESSEC, Edhec and Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
France holds a special place in the heart of international students, thanks to the combination of rich culture and high-quality, affordable institutions of higher education.
For more information:
The Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education: http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors
The QS Best City Rankings : http://www.topuniversities.com/city-rankings/2013
The TNS-Sofres poll taken for Campus France (in French): http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/actualite/enquete-tns-sofres-campusfrance
The Financial Times European Business School Ranking for 2013: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2013