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Posted July 16, 2018

5 Reasons To Study Your Postgraduate Program In France

Postgraduate study in FranceNow that they’re the World Cup Winners 2018 – could there be a better destination to study your PG program in than France? 

Postgraduate Programs In France

And despite Brexit, studying abroad has never been easier to arrange.

So, if you’re after the experience of a lifetime studying your postgraduate program in France could be just the ticket!

Here we outline five of the key reasons why you should consider studying your postgrad program in France.

Enriching Experience

If you opt to study your postgrad program in France, not only will you acquire a top class qualification, but you will embark on the journey of a lifetime with all the enriching experiences and opportunities that come with studying abroad. Becoming immersed in the culture and language of a new country can be incredibly rewarding including making new friends, the opportunity to learn a different language and the chance to become absorbed in the lifestyle, scenery and rich history. There are a multitude of good reasons why students choose to study abroad, not least the cost of tuition fees which can often be lower abroad than in the UK. In addition, as many courses are taught in English to an exceptionally high standard this can be very beneficial for practical reasons.  

Historical Universities

France has one of the most prestigious education systems in the world and many universities in France are oozing with history and character, and some date back to the Middle Ages or the era of the French Revolution, such as the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Regions such as Marseille and Bordeaux also have great opportunities for study, and the country has produced a wide range of notable alumni from all fields, such as science, music, literature and philosophy, including Marie Curie, Jean-Paul Sartre, Debussy and Voltaire to name a few. 

Diverse Activities

France covers a relatively large area, so that postgraduate students can enjoy a range of experiences during their studies, whether that is in the buzzing capital city of Paris, or in one of the surrounding regions which offer everything from snowboarding and skiing in the French Alps to the vineyards, stunning scenery and slower pace of life in Southern France. The country also boasts world-famous seaside resorts such as those at Nice and Marseille, as well as the best cheese and wine you are ever likely to taste! 

Great Climate

France has a temperate climate and because of the size and location the country has contrasting climatic zones which are broadly split into four areas: the oceanic climate of Western France; the continental climate of Eastern France; a Mediterranean style climate in the South-East and the mountainous regions of the alps. This means you can enjoy sun, snow and all the seasons in between.

Travel Opportunities 

Although France has a multitude of climates and locations to suit many tastes, for those with wanderlust it is also ideal being centrally located near to many other European countries. As well as being close to the UK, it is also bordered by Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, with opportunities for trips even further afield if you are adventurous and want to explore more widely across Europe during your studies!

In conclusion…

If you decide to study for your postgraduate qualification in France you will certainly not regret it, and it might just change your life and future career path in ways that you cannot imagine! Making the right decision is key to a good experience and provides not only detailed information on study in Europe, but also has but also enables comprehensive searches for relevant subjects and disciplines.  

PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.

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Harikirtan,Worlu Aug. 13, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Nice write ups.

Aminata Colley Aug. 15, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

I am final year student at the University of the Gambia and interested in studying masters degree in France.

Charlotte King Aug. 19, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Hi Aminata - there are plenty of great universities in France for PG studies - and don't forget that once you have been accepted on a postgrad program you are eligible to apply for one of our bursaries worth £500.
Good luck!

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