French Education System
|BEPC (Base d'Essais de la Petite Ceinture)
|Bachelors(License) / Undergraduate certificate diploma
||Bachelors(License)/ Undergraduate certificate diploma
|Masters / Postgraduate diploma
||Masters / Postgraduate diploma
The French educational system is highly centralized; organized and ramified .It is divided into 3 different stages:
- Primary education
- Secondary education
- Higher education
In France, kids start school very early, school starts 3 (for almost 100%) and children spend 3 years in kindergarten, schooling is compulsory until age 16.
For secondary education age is from 11 to 15 which is know as BEPC which is equivalent to 10 th in India, then the students who completes secondary school in France receive a diploma known as the Baccalaureate which is equivalent to 12th in India.
Higher education is offered in different institution. There are two different types of education institutes that International Students usually you can choose from Universities and Grande Ecoles.
There are about 88 public Universities spread throughout the country. They cover the entire range of academic disciplines from the sciences, including Mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology to technology, covering computer science, engineering, material science and electrical engineering through to literature, language, the arts, the social science, law economics management health sports and more. The university covers all disciplines and trains student for research. Students are usually in larger classes with fewer support systems. The fee structure is sometimes lower than the other countries.
The Grande Ecoles are uniquely French institutions, created in the early 19th century in parallel to the university system; they are extremely selective and offer education of a very high standard. There are over 300 Grande Ecoles in France covering different subject areas. The fee structure can sometimes be higher but students benefit from smaller class sizes, better support systems and excellent networks (alumni companies and international partners). These can be either Public or Private Institutions or part of both.
MBA, IT, Engineering, Fashion , Art and Design
Entry Requirements for Masters.
MBA: A good bachelor degree, 2 to 3 year work experience, GMAT
Master: Good bachelor degree
English requirement + Eligibility:
IELTS with score of band 6 is mandatory to secure the admission in France.
Ranking and Acrrediation:
There are several ranking are published by reputable newspaper and specialized press. The
Grande Ecole always comes out of top. They are also highly accredited institutions.
- The UK financial Times has ranked the Best Business schools in Europe, X of them are French Grande Ecoles
- For example the best Grande Ecole Business Schools are accredited by EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB (international accreditations). They are also approved by the government. The best Grande Ecole
- Engineering Schools are accredited by the French Board of Engineering Degrees.
- Member of the CGE (French Conference of top management and engineering Schools) and the CDEFI (Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools). Awarded the EURACE label.