The capital of France, Paris, has been ranked one of the world’s top cities for students. Elite universities in Paris have a comprehensive study offer, with various business schools, engineering colleges and research institutes. As a student in Paris, your job prospects will increase greatly, you will have superb access to international networking and you will gain an unforgettable study abroad experience. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of France, Paris has a population of 2.25 million and it is one of Europe’s largest university cities, welcoming over 95,000 foreign students annually.
Statistics show that Parisian graduates are targeted by a vast range of employers across the continent.
Many Parisian universities provide information about available placements and have internship arrangements with important employers in Paris, coming from various industries and economic sectors. Some of the most common student part-time jobs include: foreign language teaching, translations, telemarketing, telesurveys, software or videogame testing, etc.
Some of the companies and organisations that employ large numbers of foreigners working in Paris include: Mars, Pepsico, Microsoft, UNESCO, OECD and ICC, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Leroy Merlin, EY, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Societe Generale and Schneider Electric.
Paris is surely a great place to acquire many fine memories and some of the most diverse experiences. Here is a list of thing to do in Paris, even on a low budget:
Other important tourist attraction in Paris include: Centre Georges Pompidou, the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel de Ville, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin, Carnavalet Museum, L'Opera Garnier, Maisons de Victor Hugo, the Promenade Plantée, Montparnasse Cemetery, and Jardin du Luxembourg, among many others.
To ensure a cheap night out, go to student hotspots like Place Monge in the 5th, Parmentier in the 11th and Rue de Lappe near Bastille, where plenty of bars are offering happy hour deals, and free concerts. The metro is the easiest and cheapest mode of transport, but they have closing hours at 12.40 AM in the week, 2 AM during weekends.
Paris is a true melting pot, welcoming foreign students, tourists and large communities of expats alike. Some of the most common countries of origin international students in Paris include Morocco, China, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Germany, Italy, Cameroun, Vietnam and Spain.
The capital of France is also one of the most visited places on earth and diverse foreign communities found their home in Paris. Apart French and English, the main languages spoken in the city are Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and German.
The weather is temperate year-round, and from June-September there are pleasant average temperatures of 20°C (68°F). July is the warmest month, while December is the coldest, with average temperatures that drop to 5°C (41°F).
Monthly housing prices vary a lot, depending on the accommodation type, location and facilities offered; rents are typically lower in the metropolitan area of Paris. Accommodation options include:
1. The most economical university halls of residence (300-400 EUR/month),
2. Studio apartments (400-700 EUR/month)
3. Colocation/rooms for rent in shared flats (400-700 EUR/month).
4. Many students choose to rent a room with a Parisian family (homestay), which involves the possibility of a babysitting job. Breakfast and dinner are sometimes included in the price, which can amount to 850 EUR/month.
Paris does have a reputation for being a pricy place to live, and rent makes up 50% of a student’s monthly expenditure. You will need an average budget of 900-1000 EUR per month to cover all living expenses.
The monthly food budget will take you at around 250 EUR/month, while the monthly Paris transport pass ranges from approx. 65 to 115 EUR. A meal at a university restaurant costs about 2.90 EUR, and between 10-20 EUR in a neighborhood café or restaurant.
The New School in New York City is the only comprehensive university where a world-renowned design school, Parsons, joins a liberal arts college, a performing arts college, and many programs and graduate schools including The New School for Social Research to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world.
The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interests.
HEC Paris is a world leading Business School, recognized for the quality of its programs, the excellence of its faculty, and its close relationship with the corporate world.
BEM and EUROMED MANAGEMENT are merging to create a new player in the world of higher education: KEDGE Business School. With KEDGE Business School, the academic community, professionals and students aim to explore new horizons and assist organisations and territories.
LISAA is one of the few private further education institutes to be recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The courses taught at LISAA cover all fields in the design profession and are certified by state diplomas (BTS) and qualifications listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) (level II/ Bac+3/4 years of further education).
Born on April 24th 2013, NEOMA Business School serves a dual ambition: to be ranked among the leading European Business Schools, and to be recognized as one of the best schools by national and international companies. Its mission is to train creative and responsible leaders who will constantly adapt to an ever changing global environment.
AgroParisTech is a higher education teaching and research institute (’Grande Ecole’) in the fields of agronomic sciences and techniques, the agri-food sector, forestry, management of spaces and natural resources and land management and development.
University Paris II Panthéon-Assas advocates diversity and cultivates a true synergy between research, instruction, and application. It offers a broad choice of courses both in initial and continuing education, coalescing study abroad and field work.
TBS is one of France’s leading integrated management schools, with a primary mission of preparing students for managerial responsibilities through the development of their analytical, integrative, and interpersonal skills while promoting a lifelong learning process.
For all programmes, emlyon business school offers you the means and the environment to make your learning experience the best one possible - with a distinct focus on entrepreneurship.
PSB Paris School of Business’ mission is to nourish this creative spirit. We give our students the opportunity to live out their aspirations, develop, and assert themselves while acting as responsible members of global society and contributing to the communities in which they live.
The core mission of EM Normandie – while proud to have kept pace with change – is to train students and executives who are able to take up the managerial and entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow, make decisions, and work in a professional environment marked by uncertainty.
Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. The University provides an academic learning experience in the heart of Paris that places your personal, intellectual, and professional development at its core. You can choose from over 25 undergraduate majors and four core fields of graduate study, all taught in English.
The EAC is above all a team of professors, composed of recognized professionals and experts in their fields, and a present and attentive educational support. All, professors and members of the educational department, work to support the emergence of talents, and allow students to find their place in their future professional space.
Supported by the most well-known experts in Gastronomy, Hospitality, and Luxury along with those from Higher Education, Ferrieres School plans to become the international standard for a school teaching French Excellence.
ESIEE Paris is a member of the « Conférence des grandes écoles françaises ». ESIEE Paris opens the door to a variety of professional careers in the fields of computer science, electronics, telecommunications and embedded systems and works at the interface of Management and Technology.
Officially recognized by the Ministry of Culture since 1998, IESA offers a unique combination of academic knowledge and professional skills, which students can put into practice in jobs in France and abroad.
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
The ILCI is an International Business School and a Language Institute offering a wide range of specialized programs in General Management, International Business, Marketing, Communication and Languages. The students will develop the necessary skills to operate and make decisions in a multicultural environment.
EPITA is an engineering school in 5 years which prepares its students for the careers of computing engineering, in the main fields of tomorrow. The pedagogy of the school emphasizes projects, innovation and responsible risk-taking, international exposure and professionalization of its students. An EPITA engineer combines the qualities of a high-level IT expert and a manager opened to the future. He/She allies mastering of the new technologies, the spirit of the innovation, the flexibility of execution, self-knowledge and capacities of leadership in a national environment as international.
IPAG Business School has the key assets to train profiles that are immediately operational and appreciated by recruiters: its partnerships with 126 universities in 36 countries, its 4 campuses in France and abroad, its unique teaching method using a skill-based approach and the individual follow-up of students.
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Since its founding in 1967, ISG International Business School has been offering international business programs, Bachelor or MBA, and continuously innovating learning approaches and has since developed a unique educational model.
The EBS Universität is renowned for excellent research results together with a strong focus on practical use. EBS further education courses are tailor-made for industry’s aspiring management professionals.
IFA Paris (International Fashion Academy) is the French fashion school for design & luxury business with campuses in Paris, Shanghai & Istanbul. IFA Paris offers Bachelor, Master/MBA and short/summer courses in fashion design, fashion marketing, visual merchandising, fashion business, fashion media, luxury brand management, fashion trends and more. Visit us at www.ifaparis.com for more infos.
“The American Business School of Paris attracts students from all over the world. This multicultural environment allows you to interact and work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds on a daily basis. In addition to developing academic and vocational excellence, you will acquire unique intercultural management skills, a real benefit for a career with an international focus. Developing a global mind is a major asset for success in a competitive job market.
AIM was founded in 1992 on the initiative of affiliated members of the Cornell Hotel Society, which brings together eminent professionals in the Hospitality Industry. AIM is the first hotel management school to introduce in continental Europe, internationally recognized Bachelor degree programs in Hotel & Tourism Management.
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PSE - Paris School of Economics aims to develop, at the highest international level, research in economics and the dissemination of its results. It brings together a community of nearly 140 researchers and 180 doctoral students, and offers master's courses at the forefront of economic discipline (220 teachers in the beginning of 2016).
Founded 37 years ago, IGS (or Institut de Gestion Sociale) has grown to become IGS Group, a grouping of higher education institutions, training centers (full-time, cooperative and executive) and research facilities based on the concept of an International Professional University.
AGS is a not-for-profit American institution of higher-learning dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills to comprehend, research and work in the field of international relations and diplomacy. Our location in Paris, hub of international relations, enables AGS to provide students access to the rich resources of Paris, France and the rest of Europe.
The mission of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs is to provide artistic, scientific, and technical training for artists and designers,preparing them for careers in design and research in all the decorative arts fields.
Touro students hail from all over the world, from all walks of life, in the pursuit of a common goal: To get the best possible education, to find a promising professional career, and to do so in an environment that respects and supports their backgrounds and beliefs.
The mission of IÉSEG is to prepare students to become complete and international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.
“Diplôme d’Ingénieur” (Master’s level): unique to France, this program features a balance of technical and managerial theory and more than 18 months of professional experience (internships spread over the five years), giving students the skills and experience they need to quickly take on positions of responsibility in the job market.
EPF has a rich history that all our students, and our 9 500 alumni, identify with. The school's pioneering spirit and the challenges it has lived up to since 1925 are part of its DNA, as are its commitment to societal responsibility and sustainable development.
EICAR, The International Film and Television School of Paris, was founded in 1972. The School has developed over the years to become a major European film and television school offering students from all over the world the largest range available today of up to date hands on practical education in filmmaking both in English or French.
The Kent at Paris MA programmes and associated activities are designed to increase cultural knowledge, to heighten social and historical awareness, and to broaden intellectual and imaginative horizons.
The University of Kent offers academic excellence and a superb student experience. Our students consistently rank us as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK. In the Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities.
Several varied and complementary institutions make up Université Paris-Saclay: three universities, eleven prestigious university-level colleges connected with seven research organizations. To meet the challenge of global competition in terms of education, research and innovation, these institutions decided to work together on a common project in 2014: Université Paris-Saclay, by pooling courses and research of the highest national and international standards.
Telecom Business School is a public business school in the French Grande Ecole tradition. Founded in 1979, the School operates under the auspices of the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Finance. For over 30 years, the School has been recognized for its dual expertise in management and information and communication technologies (ITC).
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The mission of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is to promote the study of the culture, language and literature of Paris and France.
Epitech has solidified its reputation as a leading educational institution transforming a passion for computer science into expertise, opening doors to high-potential employment opportunities comparable to those enjoyed by graduates from the elite French Universities.
ParisTech is a consortium of prestigious higher education institutions which collaborate on joint training, research and innovation projects in the fields of science, technology and management. ParisTech is driven by its two core values: commitment to the French higher education model represented by the Grandes Ecoles, in France and abroad, and to a multidisciplinary approach to business-centred education and research. Comprising 12 Grandes Ecoles based in the Greater Paris area, each of which is a leader in its field : AgroParisTech, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ESPCI ParisTech, HEC Paris, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, MINES ParisTech, Télécom ParisTech. ParisTech works in close collaboration with education and research centres worldwide, and has entered into numerous partnership agreements.
Besides its multidisciplinary academic teaching and its outstanding research, Paris Descartes University is famous for the wealth of its history and property holding. Its history starts like that of all French universities with its creation within the framework of Edgar Faure legislation. As years went by, various faculties (UFR) were added to the original medical faculty. The University welcomes the general public on National Heritage Days (journées du Patrimoine), and the Musée d'Histoire de la médecine is open for the general public all year round. It was placed from the beginning under the patronage of the philosopher René Descartes and is open to all academic subjects.
Paris College of Art, a new name for a college with over 30 years of experience, promotes the artistic and intellectual maturation of promising students into exceptional artists, art historians, photographers, designers, and design managers.
Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) is a higher education institution offering a broad range of activities: postgraduate academic programs, executive education, and expertise in areas such as textile, fashion, luxury and design industries.
Founded in the early 1990s, the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is now the largest center for higher education, research and technology in the area.
A creative and professional space. Fashion is a business that has transformed over the last twenty years. While several cities have tried to rob his supremacy Paris creatively without success, is still in Paris that many foreigners are dedicated creators.
Founded in 1919, ECE Paris is a privately owned French “Grande Ecole” located in the heart of Paris. Since its creation, ECE has been committed to educating students in science and technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
ESCE’s mission is to educate international business leaders with full awareness of their ethical, social and cultural responsibilities in a globalized world. The school carries out its mission through a research-led program emphasizing managerial knowledge and practical skills.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges.
To appreciate and meet the great challenges of the 21st century, the world needs ever more engineers – “three- dimensional” engineers: high level scientific and technical generalists, experts in initiating and piloting innovative projects and with a strong international culture.
The essence of fashion and design: this is what is taught at Istituto Marangoni. Professionals who are passionate about their work and willing to share their expertise teach the young talent who, once graduated, will reach the highest professional levels. Through a complete course, where theory is taught alongside practice, students learn that creativity is a gift to be nurtured, nourished and stimulated continuously, with passion and dedication. It is the same passion for the world of fashion and design with which our teachers teach.
ESSEC Asia-Pacific offers innovative academic and executive programs with Asian insights and Western perspectives. Backed by a multicultural faculty, ESSEC Asia-Pacific aims to achieve influential world-class research in Asia.
The mission of INSEEC Alpes-Savoie, located in an exceptional environment in Savoie between lakes and mountains, is to meet the rising expectations of both students and companies. Through innovative programs and faculty exchanges, we seek to provide our students with an ever-increasingly attractive educational experience.
ESRA is a French film school, created in 1972; it is the only private school entitled by the French Government to issue and deliver a state degree (bac+3) (same level as U.S. Bachelor state degree).
The Community was created in April 1, 2015. It was awarded by the national French program “Projects for the Investment for the Future” and operates an “Initiative of Excellence” Project I-SITE (Initiative-Science-Innovation-Territories-Economy).
Novancia trains a new generation of business development managers with dual expertise in both entrepreneurship and commerce and aims to guide them towards professional success. Novancia - a Grande École of the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Paris Île-de-France) - positions itself as the school for those with a marked taste for action and commitment as well as the urge to experiment and open up to the world while being capable of creating social, ethical and environmental value.
Pantheon-Sorbonne University or Paris 1 is a university in Paris, France. With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, is one of the largest universities in France today.