Education in France

Education is a priority in France, with 21 percent of the annual national budget earmarked for education. The country boasts a 99% literacy rate. France’s higher education history is lengthy.

The University of Paris, one of the world’s oldest universities, was founded in 1215. Prior to 1789, education was controlled by the Catholic Church. After the French Revolution, a standardized and centralized education system was instituted.

Education in France follows traditional European system (bachelor, master, doctorate) with a set number of semesters which have to be completed based on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits: 

  • Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree = 6 semesters = 180 ECTS (3 years)
  • Master’s degree = 4 semesters = 120 ECTS (2 years)
  • Doctorate = 6 semesters = 180 ECTS (3 years)

Universities issue national qualifications which have the same value regardless of the issuing institution.

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