Indo-French Business Relations | | The Times of India
PUNE: The Embassy of France, through Campus France, has begun pre-departure sessions for Indian students heading to France for higher studies. The event, 'Bienvenue en France', started on June 27 in 13 cities across India and shall continue till August 2.
A statement issued by the Embassy of France said that, the events will feature interactive and instructive sessions answering frequently asked questions, such as visa application procedure, accommodation, practical advice about daily life in France, cultural life and on the various avenues of learning French.
It will also provide useful information about the administrative procedures to be completed in France, the teaching methods used in French educational institutions, and various inter-cultural aspects.
France ranks third in terms of receiving the highest number of international students, right after the United States amd the United Kingdom, the statement added.
In 2017, as many as 5,300 India students opted for higher education in France. Most of these students attend over 1,300 courses taught in English in France, a number that is increasing every year. By the year 2020, France aims to welcome 10,000 Indian studetns to Europ's most innovative country.
Last year, the Embassy offered 500 scholarships, including under its flagship "Charpak" programme for Master's degrees, exchange semesters and research internships.