Choose France Tour is back with 40 French higher education institutions in 5 cities

As the flagship of the French Institute in India‘s endeavour towards fostering education partnerships between France and India, the event presented prospecting students with the best information and experiences of studying in France.

To promote higher education in France among Indian students, Campus France India and French Institute in India brought Indian students face-to-face with over 40 leading French institutes and universities at five metropolitan cities in India: Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi.

Registration was free and all were welcome. In the setting of a typical Parisian street, this was a 360 degree experience with:

- Free one-to-one advising sessions with the institutions and universities on their graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes.
- Information on visas, scholarships and student benefits extended to all students.
- Meeting with French enterprises that guided students and increased their employability prospects.
- Meeting with alumni who helprf students understand what it is like to study and live in France, and come back to India with a French degree.
- On the spot French classes, a French raffle “tombola” with exciting prizes and vouchers from leading French brands and much more.

- Students can register at:

DATE January 31st (Thursday) February (Saturday) February 5th (Tuesday) February 7th (Thursday) February 9th (Saturday)
TIME 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
VENUE Hyatt Regency Le Méridien Vivant by Taj-Begumpet Crowne Plaza Le Méridien

More about the Choose France Tour

As the flagship of the French Institute in India’s endeavour towards fostering education partnerships between France and India, the event presented prospecting students with the best information and experiences of studying in France. The tour therefore included 5 thematic sessions by French experts.

DATE January 31st (Thursday) February 2nd (Saturday) February 5th (Tuesday) February 7th (Thursday) February 9th (Saturday)
THEMATIC SESSIONS Electric vehicle and smart mobility Marine sciences and technologies Agronomy, agriculture and food process Aeronautics & Aerospace Panel discussion on partnerships + Focus Art
TIME 10:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 10.30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
VENUE Hyatt Regency Le Méridien Vivanta by Taj Begumpet Crowne Plaza Le Méridien

Job Fair

In Delhi, simultaneously to the Choose France Tour, the French Institute in India organised the third edition of the Job fair. It took place on Saturday, 9 February 2019 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. It was an exclusive service for talented individuals who want to study or work in France.

France and India: The Higher Education Partnership

The Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, said, “France has increasingly become a preferred mobility option for Indian students. We are very close to reaching our aim to welcome 10 000 Indian students by 2020. India is a major strategic partner for France and we consider student mobility to be an essential leverage for greater exchanges between our two countries. We are committed to keeping our doors wide open to Indian students and providing them with the best educational opportunities. With the Choose France Tour, our attractive visa policy and the significant increase in scholarships, we are helping students choose the right academic path in France that can enhance their career prospects and help them achieve their goals.”

The political commitment at the highest levels between both countries paved the way for the inking of an agreement for mutual recognition of academic qualifications between France and India, the first such agreement that India has entered into.

Over 7000 Indian students in France this year

Offering top quality education and scientific facilities, France ranks third globally among countries welcoming the highest number of foreign students. This is why over 7000 Indian students are choosing to pursue higher education in France this year, mostly via the English medium.

The potential for growth is great. As this number increases rapidly, the French Embassy in India is committed to encourage this positive trend with supporting initiatives. The Embassy has developed a highly attractive visa policy for Indian students, which includes the possibility of a 2-year post graduation employment visa in France.
Furthermore, 5-year short-stay visas are granted to all Indian alumni who hold a Master’s or any post-graduate degree recognised by the French State from French institutes. Indian alumni with French degrees enjoy many career opportunities in India as well, considering that over 570 French companies, employing more than 350 000 people, have set up operations in India.


The French Government currently invests 1 million euros (7 crores rupees) in over 500 scholarships for Indian students every year. In order to double this figure, the French Embassy created the Indo Franco Indian Education Trust in 2017.

About Campus France

Campus France is a government agency part of the Embassy of France providing service to students who wish to pursue their higher studies in France. It serves as an information resource for students in planning every stage of their stay in France – helping them define their study plans, choose and apply to programmes, and assist them in the visa process. Campus France has 13 offices across India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.

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About IFI

The French Institute in India / IFI (Institut français India) is the culture, science and education service of the Embassy of France in India. It facilitates academic and scientific exchange between higher institutes of learning and research, enables student mobility, promotes French language and artistic and cultural partnerships. Cooperation between India and France takes place through a number of sectors: Arts & Culture, Books & Ideas, French Language & Education, study in France programme, Academic Partnerships, Science & Technology, as well as Innovation and Multimedia.

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Last modified on 12/06/2019

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