Low tuition fee for everyone!

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The cost of studying in France is among the lowest in the world.

For both French and foreign students, the government subsidies most of the tuition fees.

Tuition fees in public institutions

Studying in France means having access to quality academic programmes open to most people. French tuition fees are low as the government subsidies most of the cost provided in public institutions. Whatever your nationality, French, European or non-European, the tuition fees are the same. The subside is set at 14,000 Euros per student for a year.

For the last 3 years, tuition fees, for all public institutions, have not increased. In 2017-2018, they are set at:

  • 184 Euros for one year at the undergraduate level;
  • 256 Euros for one year at the Master level;
  • 610 Euros for one year in an engineering school;
  • 391 Euros for one year of a Doctorate.

Find out the cost of tuition for all programmes provided in French public institutions on the site of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

Tuition fees in private French institutions

Tuition fees in private institutions, especially in business schools, are more expensive than the public ones. In general, it costs between 3,000 and 10,000 Euros per year. Visit the site of each institute to find out exactly how much tuition is for your programme.


18% of students in France are enrolled in private institutions. In some cases, the State officially recognises a private institution and authorises it to confer national degrees. It then has a right to scrutinise the programmes that are offered there, which ensures service and quality. For example, the five Catholic institutes (Paris, Lille, Angers, Lyon, Toulouse) and some business and engineering schools are private institutes recognised by the State.