"Why should I study in France ?"

France is the 4th leading country for international students ! 325 000 students are attending a program, a degree or a doctorate each year from all over the world. And you don’t have to know French to study in France !

France is the 4th leading country for international students ! 325 000 students are attending a program, a degree or a doctorate each year from all over the world. And you don’t have to know French to study in France ! What international students like to find in France is :

- A comprehensive system of higher education with a focus on quality and advanced research (2nd best country for Fields’ medal

- Degree programs funded and accredited by the French government (ones of the less expansive costs for studies of the world)

- One of the world’s largest economies (5th largest economy of the world) and cutting-edge industries and world-class companies

- An excellent quality of life in the heart of Europe (1st visited country of the world) and the legendary French art of living

- An international language (5th spoken language of the world)
Note that usually universities’ programs start in September. For that reason, it is recommended that you start completing your application in December. For all the main information, one website to visit : https://www.campusfrance.org/en

For instance, here are the first clues to find the programs that may fulfill your goals :

- If you want to search for a program of studies, either for bachelor, master, doctorate, short cultural/language programs or programs taught in English :

- If you have a French or a European baccalaureate and you want to commence one’s postsecondary education, you are allowed to proceed through the “Parcours Sup” Procedure like all French and European students starting from January to March for applications, on this link : https://www.parcoursup.fr/

- If you don’t have a French baccalaureate and you want to commence one’s postsecondary education from the first year (Licence 1), you will have to make a Request for preliminary admission (DAP) submitting a white file and then passing a French exam (TCF-DAP). Here’s the link to download the white file for the DAP :
https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/cerfa_11443.do

You will have to fill it and then to send it or give it to the French Embassy (Cooperation and Cultural Affairs service) before January 22nd 2018. Here is the information notice you must read about the white file : https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/getNotice.do?cerfaNotice=50845&cerfaFormulaire=11443

The French exam TCF-DAP take place early in the year at Alliance Française of Riyadh, for 2018 the delay is passed. For 2019 timings and information will be provided by the end of 2018. The applicant has to come with official ID with photograph and the notification attached to the DAP file to register and to pass the exam). Any applicant of the DAP has to pass it except if he brings the evidence that :

  • his nationality is from a State where French is the exclusive official spoken language ;
  • he already successfully passed those French certification : DALF C1, DALF C2 or DELF B2 ;
  • his secondary education studies has been mostly passed in French.

For more information about the TCF-DAP :
http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf-dap/faq#t7n271

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us (contact below) if we can assist you with this procedure.

- If you want to enroll in the second or third year of undergraduate study (Licence 2 or 3) or in graduate study (Master and Doctorate), you will have to contact your chosen institution directly and to comply with the admission deadlines set by that institution. Please keep in mind that the personal of your chosen university may not speak English. Therefore, get ready to practice your French.

- If you are interested to join an Art program, check the dedicated CampusArt platform for enrolling in an arts programme in France (fine art, design, fashion, music and architecture, from preparatory classes to the Doctorate) : http://www.campusart.org/?lang=en

Contacts

RIYAD
Email : campusfrance.riyad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
You can also call on : (+966) (011) 434 41 46
Campus France Agency of the French Embassy welcomes you with appointments.

JEDDAH
Email : campusfrance.djeddah-cslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr
You can also call on : (+966) (012) 610 89 42
Campus France Agency of the French Consulate of Jeddah welcomes you from 9:00 am to 12 am from Sunday to Thursday. Best is to ask for an appointment.

Dernière modification : 04/07/2018

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