Over 2000 Indian students are currently pursuing their academic aspirations in France, making it an increasingly popular destination for higher studies. Around 250 active exchange programmes, across disciplines, between reputed institutions in both countries, also bear testimony to this fact.
CampusFrance, an agency that operates under the aegis of the French ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Education, Advanced Instruction and Research promotes French higher education. In India, CampusFrance works under the guidance of the University Cooperation service of the Embassy of France and in close cooperation with the network of the Alliance Française. The local offices in India, 9 in number across all major cities are responsible for promoting French higher education in universities and higher education institutes, while CampusFrance-Paris organizes major "showcase" events throughout the year.
Higher education being a priority sector of the Embassy of France in India, scholarships are awarded to meritorious Indian students to pursue their higher education in France, just as French companies too come forward with substantial funding opportunities.
Apart from offering world class programmes, France also extends an unparalleled cultural experience, an access to all of Europe, the opportunity to learn a foreign language that is major value addition in today’s global work force and the opportunity to do internships. You may like to note that a large number of programmes, in various fields, are taught entirely in English.
A powerful search engine managed by CampusFrance provides information on more than 30,000 higher education courses. This user-friendly online catalog is continually updated and is available in English. For more information, please visit www.india-campusfrance.org and click on “Choose a programme”.
For personalized counseling, students may visit the local CampusFrance offices situated in 9 cites: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. A part time information desk at the Alliance Française of Mysore and a full fledged CampusFrance office at Trivandrum are expected to be inaugurated in 2010 to further facilitate outreach.
Our experienced Counselors, specially trained by the agency and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be happy to guide you. We offer a comprehensive service that includes counseling and procedures related to admission, scholarship and visa application.
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