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French universities regularly rank highly for graduate study especially in the fields of science and the humanities, innovation, design, technology and Fashion.


Masters in France fall into three main categories:

  • Taught Masters (MAs/MScs/MEng)
  • Research Masters (MRes/ MA by Research)
  • Doctorates and PhDs

Research Masters are often seen as pre-requisites to entering a PhD program. Mostly Indian students will be considering to apply for a Taught Masters.

Thinking about Paris Masters? Let’s explain


Some quick notes about studying Masters in France:

Language of Instruction/Teaching: You will find that most MS programmes in France are taught in English and hence you should not face any difficulty

Duration of MS: MS in France can be finished in 1 year. Some French MSs are of 2 years

Intakes: Most MS programmes in France will begin in September and/or January.

Fee Range: Course fee for MS in France ranges between 0 to 30,000 Euro. Most MS programmes will range between 10000 to 25000 Euro. Some top MSs in France like INSEAD MS, HEC MS, ESSEC MS, EMLYON MS will go higher ranking between 38000 Euro and 71000 Euro

Work Experience Requirement: Most MS programmes in France will need at least 2 year of work experience. Recommended work experience is at least 3 years after graduation

GMAT / GRE: GRE is NOT required to study Masters in France

English Language Requirement: Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is NOT compulsory if you have finished your education in English medium. However, some Universities may ask for IELTS test score. The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001

French Language Certificate / Test: Studying French language is NOT necessary to apply for an MS in France because most MS programmes are taught in English. We however recommend our students to learn a little of French, so that your interaction with others enhances, you could network better, and while finding jobs after MS in France, it is easier for you to prepare for and crack the interview. Check out Alliance Francaise

Time to Apply: Best time to apply for MS in France is Nov to Jan for a September start. Different Universities have different deadlines. Its best to apply at least 9 months in advance to the MS course start date

Work DURING your study in France: Students can work up to 20 hours per week part time and full time (approx. 40 hours per week) during holidays

Work After your Study in France: You could stay back in France for 2 years for job search and work after your MS. You do not need a job offer in hand to stay back



Masters programs in France

Management: Besides MBA, a lot of students look at studying Masters in Management, Masters in Finance, Masters in Marketing, Masters in Luxury Brand Management, Masters in Fashion Management. Some of the world’s top schools offers these programmes in France

Engineering & Technology: Right from studying Masters in Mechanical Engineering to Masters in Aviation, or from Electronics Engineering to Computer Science, Embedded Systems, Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering, France will offer you great quality education

Design: Art and Design Masters in France is huge, especially everything related to Fashion. Paris – the fashion capital of the world attracts international students from all over the world to study programmes in Fashion Design, Luxury Business, Fashion Merchandise, Fashion Styling and such other programmes


Admission Documents required to study Masters in France:

  • University application (online or paper). You may need to include photo identification
  • Resume
  • Proof of all academic documents and degree possessed (original scanned to be uploaded with the application)
  • Transcript of your Bachelors level study (only in case of some Universities)
  • A written essay regarding your interest in the study which is also called the Statement of Intent or Statement of Purpose is required
  • Recommendation Letters (two) from your college / school / employer
  • Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE). Some Universities waive this requirement if you have studied in English medium all thought out in which case a letter from your Institution will be required confirming the same
  • Passport copy (front and last page) as well as a photograph of passport size
  • A copy of your birth certificate is needed when you apply to a French university, as well as a certified translation showing the birthplace of both of your parents
  • Proof of sufficient funds in order to cover your expenses while attending college in France (in case of some Universities)

Once the application is submitted the University will issue you a Conditional or Confirmation offer letter which can be used for a long stay student resident visa.

You need to complete registration and pay the first installment fees and send it to the School. The School will send you details on how to apply for accommodation at this stage. Proof of accommodation booking compulsory when you apply for your French visa to study in France


How ILW helps when you decide to study MS in France?



We explain the complete process of studying in France. We assess your profile and understand your suitability to study at Universities in France. We suggest areas of profile development



Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget and several other factors, we help you select the right MS programmes in France you must apply to. This is very important because you spend application fees per university, send out couriers and invest more during the process and not applying to the right set of Universities would mean a loss of money and time


Application Documentation:

We guide to with your documents required for applying to MS programmes in France. This includes helping you build the right CV, editing suggestions to your statement of purpose (SOP), essays and other documents



We apply for you to French Universities where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths in your application, help you fill the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and submit the application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University


Follow Ups:

We follow up on your behalf with the University to get you your admission offer letter


Scholarship Applications:

We help you with your Indian and France scholarship applications including editing of essays that may be required


Interview rounds:

If there is an interview required by the University, we provide you with mock rounds and help you build your confidence, so that you could establish to the University that you could contribute well to their Masters class



Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right programme. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one offer


Financial Matters:

We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University. We guide you with your education loans


Visa Guidance:

We guide you through the complete student visa process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file



We try to connect you with other students who are going to Ireland or who are already studying there



We guide you with booking of your accommodation in France and/or transfer of any deposit and payments


Pre-departure Brief:

We update you about life and living in France, how to open a bank account, and / or settling in France, etc.


There’s so much more during the process that we help you with. Remember, French Universities require a strong profile, the competitiveness in getting admission is high. We help you create the right back up options if we find it necessary. Our goal however is that we help you reach your dream University

France Admission Counseling

In case you’re confused about your studies in France, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in France hassle-free.

We are experts at what we do. Since 2002 we have helped 1000s of students (personally). As one of the leading overseas education consultants in Mumbai, the collective experience of our team of experts go beyond a 100 years. Many of us have studied abroad and know exactly what your requirements will be, what kind of universities should be best suited for your future, what you need to do to get there.

We are extremely personal. Students ask us 1000s of questions and we enjoy replying to these. You will have one dedicated team member who you will be able to contact throughout the service. We don’t count the number of hours spent on you. We don’t shed away responsibilities. We work on your side and have just one thing in mind—to get you your best in your career.

We enjoy when you get scholarships or you save money. Over 70% of our applicants will earn some form of scholarship / financial aid / bursary.

We keep in touch with Universities. We keep in touch with our past students. We know exactly what a University will require or we can identify it very (very) easily. We help you build your profile, craft a great resume, and statement of purpose (SOP)/essays and bring out the best in you while presenting you to a University. Chances of your admissions evidently rise because we are around.

We help you right from start to end in the process ie. from selecting the right course and university list, documentation preparation, filling out and checking of forms, applying to universities, to securing admission offers, helping you finalize the best choice of university, visa guidance (including documentation, mock interview rounds, application), accommodation booking and much more. Hey! IELTS coaching is also available at our centre. We are brilliant with our essay editing services (remember – you will have to end up writing 18 to 24 essays when you apply to 8 to 10 Universities). We are simply there for everything! #enoughsaid

Mostly all of our students are through word of mouth. You will ENJOY your process and will not have to think how ordinary a question is while you ask us. We reply. We ensure that you remain satisfied. Nearly all our students would give us a 100/100 for our services.

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