France is one of the leading hosts of international students. French higher education attracts students from all over the world, with a large representation of students from francophone North African countries. The most popular academic disciplines for international students in 2012/2013 were the humanities and social sciences. Many international students in France also study in the science and engineering fields.
Fast Facts: France
- There were over 289,274 international students in France in 2012/2013.
- Top five places of origin were Morocco, China, Algeria, Tunisia, and Senegal.
- Over 87 percent of international students studied in public higher education institutions.
Places of Origin of International Students in France, 2011/12