‘Imaginer c’est choisir’ A French proverb about ‘to imagine is to choose’ stands true for the international students who want a research-based career. The astonishing land of France is full of opportunities for students and offers a wide range of universities for Masters. The excellent higher education system of France and elite universities has so far produced the highest number of Nobel Laureates. The second highest-rated city for students, Paris is truly a global city, the center of global art, culture, music, theatre, nightlife, and cuisine.
Over the past few years, France has witnessed an unexpected growth in the number of international students choosing to pursue MS. In France, the universities, cultural life, more courses in English medium, are some of the facts behind the boost.
France boasts of 140 public institutions which are referred to as Public Establishments of a Scientific, Cultural or Professional Character ‘Éstablissement public á caractére scientifique, culturel et professionnel' (EPSCP). France also has highly specialized, elite private higher education institutions, Grandes Écoles, like the Ivy League in the United States. Grandes Écoles are not part of the EPSCP and include the elite public funded universities like Écoles Normales Supérieures, high profile business and engineering schools like Grandes Écoles de Commerce and Grandes Écoles d’Ingénieurs.