Study in France: Free & Cheap Universities for Pakistani students 2023-2024 – Best Country To Study Abroad

Study in France for Pakistani students 2023-2024

Study in France for Pakistani students 2023-2024

France is a country with utter class, grace, fashion, and beauty. It is one of the most visited and tourist-friendly countries in Europe. As we all know, Paris is the fashion capital of the world and it has given France huge importance all over the world, which is also another reason for international students to plan their higher studies in France. France has a number of highly ranked universities in the world. 

 

Study & Work In France - Basic Guide

Best Cities in France to Study

Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes

Currency

EURO (EUR)

Deadline For Admissions

April- September

Average Tuition Fees in France

2500-4000 EUR /Semester

Can I Study English in France?

Yes

Work Allowed During Studies?

Yes – 21 hours per week

Degree Acceptance

All over Europe

Average Hostel Fee in France

200-300EUR/month

Living costs in France

500-700 EUR/month

Application Process Time

7-9 weeks

Study Visa Process Time

4-6 weeks

Application Fee

From 50 EUR

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 Best Universities in France for Pakistani students: 

France is known for having a large number of highly reputed universities in the world. Apart from the low cost of education, the French education system is one of the best systems around the globe where you can also enjoy the acclaimed posh lifestyle. Some of the best & affordable universities in France providing a vast number of courses in English are listed as:

University Average Tuition Fee
Pierre and Marie Curie University 100-150 EUR/ semester
University of Paris-Sud 400-500 EUR/ semester
Université de Paris 100-200 EUR/ semester
Lille 1 University – Science and Technology 100-200 EUR/ semester
CIFE, the Centre international de formation Europeenne 3800 EUR/ semester
Centrale Nantes 3500-3800 EUR/ semester
EPITA School of Engineering and Computer Science 5000-5450 EUR/ semester
Burgundy School of Business 7500-7800 EUR/ semester
International Space University 10000-12500 EUR/ semester

Admission Criteria to study in France for Pakistani students:

France is a hub for students from all over the world due to its versatile way of living and affordable education costs. But there are several rules to be followed by Pakistani students to study in France;

  • To be admitted to a French university bachelor’s degree program, you must be a high school graduate. It means that the students have to pass their intermediate/A-level/grade 12th exams with good grades
  • The student will then apply for admission to the first year of a 3-year license (bachelor) at public or private French universities.
  • Students who wish to apply for the master’s degree program must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Please note that different procedures may apply; depending on the student’s nationality and high school/intermediate college leaving certificates. Moreover, the criteria also depend on the study program that the candidate wants to study.
  •  Scholarship in France for Pakistani students: 

    A dream place to live in, various opportunities to study & work, and the world’s top-standard quality of life – all these qualities make France the most desirable way to thrive for student’s future. But for your betterment and to boost your progress in education, if you cannot afford the cost of living there, various scholarship programs are there to help you;

    Eiffel Excellence Scholarships Fully funded scholarship for bachelor’s and master’s
    Université Paris Saclay International Master’s Scholarships 10,000$ directly paid by the organization
    THE ÉMILE BOUTMY SCHOLARSHIP Tuition Fee grant from 3000-13000EUR/ year
    200+ France Government Scholarship Fully funded scholarship for any nationality

      MBBS in France for Pakistani students 2023-2024:

    France offers a broad number of programs but if you’re looking for a highly valued course like MBBS, France has a little different system of teaching regarding MBBS. To get the State Doctor of Medical Diploma, there are three phases to complete the course (PCEM, DCEM, and general medicine residency or other specialties).

    The first phase of studying medicine in France for Pakistani students is of about 2 years. At the end of the first year, students have to attempt a competitive exam to get further into the second year which only a little percentage of students can pass.

    The second phase is for 4 years and the third phase is for residency and specialization that lasts for a further two years.

    The average tuition fees for MBBS range from 5000-12,500 EUR per semester. Some of the Top medical universities in France for Pakistani students are;

    Sorbonne Universite – Faculty of Medicine
    Université Paris-Sud – Faculty of Medicine
    Université de Paris – Paris Diderot University
    Aix-Marseille University – Faculty of Medicine
    Universite de Lyon – Faculty of Medicine
    Universite de Lorraine – Faculty of Medicine
    University of Montpellier – Faculty of Medicine
    University of Bordeaux Medical School
    University of Lille 2 Henri Warembourg – Faculty of Medicine
    Université Paris-Est Créteil – Faculty of Medicine
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    Visa process to study in France for Pakistani students:

    To study in France, students have to apply for a study permit, visa, and work permit before applying to a university. The visa process timing ranges from 6-8 weeks. The Visa application fee in Pakistan is around 99 EUR. 

    STEP 1: Application process & required documents:  

    To get an Admission Letter issued by the targeted university in France, we require the following documents:

  • Copy of International Passport.
  • Copy of High School Certificates (Matriculation & Intermediate).
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree (if the student is applying for a Master’s degree).
  • Language Proficiency Test – IELTS/TOEFL (if required)
  • Students can send us mentioned documents through Email, Whatsapp, or by visiting their nearest branch office of Twelve Consultants.

    STEP 2: How to get a France Study Visa From Pakistan

    Students can also Contact our local representative office for further information about the France Study Visa for Pakistani students.

    Students should apply to the Embassy of France with the following documents:

  • Visa Application Form 
  • Passport (at least 2 empty pages in the valid passport are needed).
  • Admission & Visa Letter from university.
  • Original School Certificates (attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  • Flight Reservation
  • Accommodation Proof for a stay in France (we can arrange it for you!).
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Birth Certificate in English issued by NADRA.
  • Police Certificate
  • Bank Statement (showing transactions of last 6 months, counting from the date of interview) & Affidavit.
  • 2 passport-size Photo
  • France Study Visa Fee In Pakistan

    Long-term Study Visa (French VLS-TS) 90+ days duration 99 EUR
    Schengen Visa  90 days duration 60 EUR

         Work in France while studying for Pakistani students:

    France is an ideal place to live in and it provides a very friendly environment while studying there for Pakistani students. Rich in culture, more work opportunities, and a quality lifestyle allows students to adjust and work in France more efficiently. Some of the credentials to work in France while studying is;

  • Every student is allowed to work while studying.
  • You have a choice to work on or off campus.
  • A student is allowed to work 21 hours/ week whether on or off campus on average.
  • The minimum wage for working in France is 12-18 EUR /hour or 1800 EUR /month.
  • You must know the basic French language to get a job to interact with locals.
  • Living costs while studying in France for Pakistani students:

    Due to the quality of life in France, it is obvious that living in France is quite more expensive than in other countries in Europe. So, you will have to budget your expenses before moving there. Here is an average idea of living expenses in France for international students.

    Accommodation cost 400-700 EUR/ month
    Food 300 EUR/month
    Transportation 95 EUR/ month
    Entertainment 100 EUR
    Internet 26 EUR/ month
    Health insurance 24 EUR/ month
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    FAQS

    Is studying in France free?

    France might not be known for the low cost of living and education as Germany or other European countries but you don’t have to worry about that. There are several scholarship programs that allow you to study for free in France.  

     

    Is IELTS important for studying in France for Pakistani students?

    France is on the list of countries that provide education without IELTS for Pakistani students. You can easily get admission into some universities of France after proving your English language skills or some other proficiency test proof. The universities that accept students without IELTS are: 

     

    1. Paris School of Business. 
    2. SKEMA Business Schools. 
    3. NEOMA Business Schools. 
    4. ISC Paris. 
    5. Toulouse Business School. 
    6. EBS Paris. 
    7. EPITA Graduate School of Computer Science. 
    8. ESAIP School of Engineers 

    Can I work while studying in France?

    If you’re a student in France, you need to budget your expenses and you are allowed to work as a student for about 21 hours/ week. The Minimum wage for working in France is about 11-17 EUR/ hour. 

    Can I get PR or Citizenship in France?

    Yes, according to French law anyone above the age of 18 can apply for French citizenship but the French naturalization must be completed which is living there and working for 5 years.

    On the other hand, if you’re a student and you’ve studied in France for more than two years the 5-year requirement will be reduced to 2 years. 

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