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Overview of College, University Education in France

Higher education in France is divided into grandes écoles and universities. Grandes écoles are more prestigious than universities and their selection procedure is highly competitive. They are the equivalent of the Ivy League in the US.

École Polytechnique is considered most prestigious among Engineering Schools and Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Paris) is considered most prestigious among Business Schools.

Unlike in the US, in France a large share of the scientific research is done by research establishments such as CNRS or INSERM.

Colleges, Universities, Graduate Schools in France

Colleges, universities and graduate schools in France that offer graduate programs in the areas of engineering and applied sciences, computer science, business management, bio-chemistry, bio-medicine, medicine, law, education, chemical engineering, mechanical and fine arts leading to an MS, MBA or a Ph.D.
  1. American Graduate School of International Relations & Diplomacy
    The American Graduate School of International Relations and diplomacy Offers M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy. Candidates for the AGSIRD degree of Master of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy must have successfully completed 14 AGSIRD courses 7 required courses, 5 elective courses and two thesis courses and have written and successfully defended an MA thesis.

  2. American University of Paris
    Offers Adjunct Instructor of Economics and Business Administration BA, BS.Merit-based Scholarships for Undergraduates Seeking increased academic excellence among our undergraduates, AUP is offering, for the first time, freshman scholarships based solely on merit.

  3. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    A solid foundation in basic medical sciences is essential for the development of strong clinical skills. At American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, a carefully designed basic science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully progress through the clinical phase of medical education.

  4. Atelier de Sèvres
    The school is located in Paris, bank left, near German Saint of Close, of Montparnasse, in the heart of a significant tourist district gathering large schools (decorative Arts, Beaux-arts...), museums and galleries.The formation proceeds over one school year, from September to May, (approximately 27 hours of personal courses as much of personal work).

  5. Bordeaux Business School
    The Institute of International Business drives two programmes Specialised Master's Degree in International Business, French-Chinese Master's Degree in International Business (MIB).The Specialised Master's Degree in International Business, Accredited by the French government (Level 1), since 1992, Accredited by the Montesquieu Bordeaux IV University as a State university degree,Accredited by the French Conference des Grandes Ecoles, as a Specialised Master's Degree.

  6. Ceram Ecole Superieure de Commerce Sophia Antipolis
    Providing cutting edge research and delivering a global management education with a European perspective and a long standing impact is highly relevant to today's business needs.CERAM's distinguished faculty is organized around a solid core of academic professionals using state-of-the-art teaching methods to communicate advanced skills and maximize experience in the shortest possible time.

  7. Dosoe Accounting N.V.
    DOSOE ACCOUNTING N.V. is the only Business School in the Netherlands Antilles, which has been approved and accredited to run globally recognized professional programs, by the following organizations Association of Accounting Technicians,Association of Chartered Certified Accountants/Certified Accounting Technician.Offers courses from the following organizations Stichting Nederlandse Associatie voor Praktijk Examens, Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), IAB, IBAM.

  8. Ecole Centrale de Lille
    The Ecole Centrale de Lille is widely opened to companies who wish to profit by its rich and varied further education schemes, staffed and managed by a specific department: the "Engineering and Management" Programme is aimed at engineers, executives, and corporate leaders who wish to improve their knowledge in the implementation of new managing tools.

  9. Ecole Centrale de Lyon
    Centrale Lyon's basic mission is to train highly skilled corporate executives and to help keep them at this peak level throughout their career. Our main programs are : A Master degree engineering program, Master of Science and technology programs in Surface engineering and friction, Applied fluid mechanics, Centrale Lyon also delivers Ph.D.

  10. Ecole Centrale de Nantes
    The Centrale Nantes was one of the very first schools to combine three activities within its structure: Education, Research and Industrial Studies.Offers the engineering courses through the following departments Automatics and Robotics Department Computer ,Science and Mathematics Department, Fluid Mechanics and Energetics Department, Computational Structural ,Mechanics Department, Production Design and Industrial Systems Development Department.

  11. Ecole Centrale Paris
    It is an element that is essential for the international visibility of the Écoles.The Following are the research fields Automatic control - Information Technology - Computer Aided Manufacturing, Chemistry - Processes, Electrical - Electronic Engineering, Fluid Mechanics - Thermal Engineering, Mechanics - Materials - Surfaces - Structures - Civil Engineering, Information Systems and Applied Mathematics, Human Sciences and Economics.

  12. Ecole d'architecture de Normandie
    It is one of the famous institute offer all kind of architectural courses and conduct various research programs in this area

  13. Ecole de Guerre Economique
    At the school research within the following ranges is operated: new influence strategies in the world-wide economic competition, handling the contrast "opponent and at the same time allying", operational linkage of arguments (geo economics, competition, protest), tactical handling knowledge and knowledge, offensive communication, Gegenargumentation.

  14. Ecole de Management de Lyon
    Offers Graduate programmes adapted to every profile Master of Science in Management: a 2 or 3-year management programme for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in any field, Master in European Business: a 1-year programme for non-European students who wish to specialise in the practices of the European management, Specialised Masters: 11 different 1-year specialised programmes in management, Doctoral Programmes: programmes in collaboration with two state universities.

  15. Ecole de Multimedia et Photographie (ETPA)
    ETPA is a Multimedia and Graphic School offering the following courses and training in Photography such as Photography Practitioner, BTS Photography and multimedia courses such as Computer Graphics, 3Danimation using MAYA.

  16. Ecole de Savignac
    Established in 1988, the École de Savignac Hospitality Business Management School is:a government-accredited higher education establishment with a 21-month programme leading to an MBA in hospitality management accredited by the French government ;recognised as one of France's leading specialised management schools; and owned and directed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Périgueux in the Dordogne.

  17. Ecole Internationale de Creation Audiovisuelle et de Realision (EICAR)
    The Paris international Film School is a college offering students worldwide the opportunity of specializing in film studies in a professional environment where the quality of personal films is pursued to the outmost and where students are given the opportunity of developing their creative and technical knowledge through the practical creation of scripts to the manipulation of sophisticated professional equipment and on to the post production and screening of their films in front of a public and a panel of judges.Offers Bachelor of Fine Arts / Master of Fine Arts / Fast Track, European Bachelor of Fine Arts (Directing), European Masters of Fine Arts

  18. Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
    Offers Civil engineering and construction, Mechanical engineering and materials, Mathematical Ingeniery and data processing, Industrial management, Social sciences, economy, management, finance City, environment, transport.

  19. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Metiers (ENSAM), Cluny
    Experts in all the sectors of industry: mechanical engineering and electric, iron and steel industry, aeronautics and space, data processing, transport, BTP, telecommunications, services engineering and design departments, engineering, research and development, software firm, cabinets of council and audit...

  20. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Metiers (ENSAM), Paris
    The center was created by the law of April 5, 1906. It was envisaged a schooling over three years identical to that of other Centers ENSAM. The law considered one year optional accessible to the graduates from all Centers ENSAM.

  21. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
    The teaching offered at the School focuses on drawing and visual arts for all students. It encourages link-ups between the different disciplines by means of shared classes and team work on multidisciplinary subjects. It leads to a good command of a professionally-oriented area of design, combined with one of the School's areas of activity. Its areas of expertise are : creation, design, execution, artistic management.

  22. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St Etienne
    French engineers have given the world great engineering works like the Suez Canal, the Eiffel Tower, the High Speed Train, and the Ariane Launch Vehicle. Many of the designers and developers of these projects were alumni of the French Grandes Ecoles, just as many business and industrial leaders are today.

  23. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées
    One of the leading French 'Grandes Écoles', ENSTA - École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (National Institute for Advanced Technologies) trains highly qualified engineers with a comprehensive knowledge. Their background enables them to design, build and manage complex industrial systems. This is achieved through a strong and broad programme of general education in science and engineering, followed by deepening into one of ENSTA's many areas of expertise in high technology. Among them are electronics, mechanics, physics, chemical engineering and information technology.

  24. Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris
    The vocation of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) is to educate high-level professors and researchers. It endorses its long-established mission statement by preparing students to take the agrégation (teacher's certification) examination. The School provides instruction through research and offers an education that enables students to pursue careers in social professions, the civil service and in businesses where research plays an indispensable role. Offers cognitive, environmental, art history, and political studies, sociology, economics, philosophy, semeiology, and poetry.

  25. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
    Mathematics, Computer science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and bio-engineering, Electrical engineering and applied physics, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Economics and management, Social sciences, English, Design.

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