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 More than 400,000 international students are now studying in France

More than 400,000 international students are now studying in France

France enrolled more than 400,000 international students in 2021/22 according to Campus France. This represents an 8% increase over the previous year. This is the second year of...

 France lifts all remaining COVID travel restrictions

France lifts all remaining COVID travel restrictions

France’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that all remaining restrictions for foreign travellers have now been removed. This updates the previous guidance for international arrivals, under which...

 Foreign enrolment in France returns to pre-pandemic levels with 365,000 students in 2021

Foreign enrolment in France returns to pre-pandemic levels with 365,000 students in 2021

New data from Campus France indicates that following a 17% pandemic-related reduction in the number of study visas French immigration officials issued to foreign students in 2020, 25%...

 ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss the latest developments...

 France updates travel guidance for incoming students

France updates travel guidance for incoming students

Over February and March, the French government has updated its travel guidance for foreign students entering the country to begin or resume studies. Campus France has prepared a...

France launches new student marketing campaign

Campus France, the national agency for the international promotion of French higher education, announced this week the launch of a new global marketing campaign. Rendez-vous en France introduces...

France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

The Government of France has announced that border restrictions have been eased as of 9 June under a green-orange-red classification model that spans the globe. A country’s assignment...

More European destinations setting out plans for selective border openings

The European Commission (EC) is recommending that EU member states open their borders to allow vaccinated travellers to enter from certain countries based on the “developments in the...

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

The number of new international students in France fell by 25% in 2020 as the pandemic took hold. But before COVID total international student enrolments grew by 3.4%...

France reopens borders to international students; universities will reopen in September

University campuses across France closed on 16 March as the COVID-19 pandemic surged across Europe. In what will mark an end to a roughly six-month closure, the Ministère...

French court ruling puts planned fee increase in doubt

Open access to public higher education is a deeply held value in France, so much so that French students attend university virtually for free, as do students from...

France awards first “Bienvenue en France” quality designations

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, has awarded an initial round of “Bienvenue en France” quality labels to 25 higher education institutions. The announcement was made at...

France posts 4.5% increase in international enrolment for 2017/18

France hosted 343,000 international higher education students during the 2017/18 academic year. Under its new international...

French universities challenge fee hike for international students

The French government has announced a fee increase for students from outside the European Union. The new fees...

France launches new international recruitment strategy

The strategy emphasises a streamlining of visa processing, strengthening of student services, and expanded investment...