StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Masters in France

There are many masters courses available for international students across a large selection of institutions in France.

France is home to public and private universities known for their range of subject areas, grandes écoles specialising in fields like engineering and business, and specialised institutions focusing on areas such as the arts, fashion, and culinary arts. These institutions provide a variety of masters degrees, including Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (MEng), among others.


In France, the duration of postgraduate degrees typically spans from one to two years for most taught masters programs. Research degrees and some specialised masters programs may take longer than two years, depending on your research.

Language of Teaching

Whilst French is the primary language of teaching across most programs, a large number of English-taught masters degrees are available, catering to an international student body. This makes France a popular destination for international students.

How to Apply for a Masters Degree in France

International students can apply directly to their chosen institution on the university’s website or through the Campus France portal, a government agency that helps with international student applications.

The application process often requires a personal statement, a CV, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation. For programmes taught in French, proof of French proficiency through tests like the TCF or DELF/DALF is required, while English-taught programmes require IELTS or TOEFL scores.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees for International Students

Tuition fees in France are relatively low compared to other popular study destinations, due to government support. EU/EEA students benefit from even lower fees, similar to those of domestic students. For non-EU/EEA students, fees for masters programmes can vary but are generally more affordable than in many other countries, starting from around 3,000 to 4,000 EUR per year. There are a wide range of scholarships and financial aid options available for international students, with tuition fees and living expenses.

Browse through the subject areas listed below to view the available postgraduate options that can be studied in France.

Masters courses you may be interested in studying in France

Highlighted courses in France

MSc in International Business MSc

Montpellier Business School France

Find out more

Luxury Fashion Branding & Consumer Experience Short Course, Winter School

ESSCA School of Management – Online Programs France

Find out more

Sustainability and Innovation Management MSc

International University of Monaco France

Find out more

Master in Management, Finance & Tech MSc, Master

emlyon business school France

Find out more
View all courses in France

Search for courses in France

Sign up to

Sign up to, the home of quality study abroad advice.

Sign up now
Students with books and test tubes
Search for courses