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About France

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.

Source: CampusFrance


Places of Origin of International Students in France, 2011/12

Top 10 Places of Origin of International Students in France in 2011-2012 

Source: CampusFrance

Definitions

International Students in France: Students with a foreign citizenship enrolled in a programme that lasts at least one year and leads to an officially approved national degree or a diplôme de l’Université

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