La Coopération France-Inde

Centre Franco-Indien pour la Promotion de la Recherche Avancée

Mars 2018

Visite Président Macron en Inde

Offering top quality education and scientific facilities, France ranks third globally, welcoming the highest number of foreign students. 8,000 Indian students chose France in 2018 to pursue their higher education - mostly in the English medium - a significant increase over the previous years.

The Embassy of France in India is committed to fostering this positive trend with supporting initiatives. The target set by President Emmanuel Macron to welcome 10,000 Indian students annually by 2020, will be reached by the end of this year.

The Embassy has developed a highly attractive visa policy for Indian students, which includes the option of a 2-year employment visa in France after the completion of post-graduate studies. 

Furthermore, all Indian alumni who hold a Master's or higher degree from State-recognised French institutes are eligible for 5-year short-stay visas.

Indian alumni with French degrees enjoy many career opportunities in India as well, as over 500 French companies, employing more than 3,50,000 people, operate in India.

The French Government currently invests 1 million euros (7 crore rupees) in over 500 scholarships for Indian students every year. The French Embassy founded the Franco-Indian Education Trust in 2017 to further increase scholarships.