Tuition fees and scholarships

Because the French government subsidizes advanced education, its cost for students is fairly low.

Education rates in public institutions 

Choosing to study in France means gaining access to high-quality programs designed for a wide range of pupil interests. Education freights are low in public advanced education institutions because the French government subsidizes advanced education.

The true cost of education is the same as it’s away in the world — around €10,000 a time. The difference is that in France, the government assumes a large share of that cost.

For European students (citizens of a member country of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Andorra or Switzerland)

  • The French government will continue to pay the utmost of the cost of your degree program in a public institution of higher education.
  • €170 per year at the licence (bachelor) level
  • €243 per year at the master level
  • €601 per year in a school of engineering
  • €380 per year at the doctoral level

Depending on their status, the degree they are pursuing, or their circumstances in 2018/2019, some non-EU students pay registration fees that are identical to those paid by French and EU students. 

Which are:

  • Students who have declared their taxable household or have been associated with a taxable household in France for more than two years, students who are Quebec residents,
  • International students who have a long-term residence card, students who have been granted refugee status or subsidiary protection, or students whose children have been granted such statuses,
  • International students enrolled in a doctoral program, an HDR (authority to survey research), and students in the third cycle of their medical, dental, and pharmaceutical studies,
  • International students enrolled in a “classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles,” regardless of their nationality, and with concurrent enrollment in a university degree program,
  • Students enrolled at all levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate) in a public higher education institution that is covered by the MESRI for the 2018–19 academic year,
  • Students registered in a French language study center in France (français langue étrangère, FLE).

Bear in mind… Tuition fees varies between engineering programs run by the Ministries of Defense (ENSTA Paris Tech, ISAE, Polytechnique), Economy (Mines Paris Tech, schools of the Institut Mines Telecom), and Agriculture (AgroParisTech, Montpellier Sup Agro).

Visit the websites of the schools you are interested in to look at the costs. When applying to engineering colleges, you could also have to pay exam fees.

For students from outside the EU

If: you must pay different registration fees because if :

1 – You are enrolling for the first time in the 2022–2023 academic year to begin a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, or an engineering program

2 – Within an institution of higher learning that is covered by the MESRI;

3 – Providing you are not a resident of France permanently.

As a result, the state will pay for two thirds of your training expenses. You will be needed to pay the following as your entire registration fee:

  • At the license (bachelor’s) level, $2,770 per year
  • At the master’s level, €3,770 is paid annually.

If you join a doctoral degree program at the start of the 2022 academic year, the French government will continue to cover the majority of your educational expenses until you have finished your degree program.

The cost of your education in 2022–2023 is €380. There are no new, varied tuition prices for PhD students who are not EU citizens.