Choose France Tour kicks off in Bengaluru

To promote higher education in France among Indian students, Campus France India and Institut français India are pleased to bring Indian students face-to-face with over 40 leading French institutes and universities at four metropolitan cities in India: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

Registration is free and all are welcome. In the setting of a typical Parisian street, this will be 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 will guide students and increase their employability prospects.
- meeting with alumni who will help 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 raffle with exciting prizes and vouchers from leading French brands and much more.

Students can register at

DATE Thursday, 27 September, 2018 Saturday, 29 September, 2018 Sunday, 30 September, 2018 Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
TIME 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
VENUE Taj West End Taj Lands End Hyatt Hotel Taj Bengal

More about Choose France Tour

As the flagship of the Institut francais India’s endeavour towards fostering education partnerships between France and India, the event will present prospecting students with the best information and experiences of studying in France. The tour will therefore include 4 masterclasses by French experts.

DATE Thursday, 27 September, 2018 Saturday, 29 September, 2018 Sunday, 30 September, 2018 Wednesday, 3 October, 2018
MASTERCLASS Artificial Intelligence in France: A Futuristic Research Ecosystem Interactive session with L’Oréal Smart Cities: Transportation and Urban Planning From Inevitable Waste to Sustainable Energy
TIME 3:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
VENUE Taj West End Taj Lands End Hyatt Hotel Taj Bengal

France and India: The Higher Education Partnership

The Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, says, “Our aim is to welcome 10 000 Indian students by 2020. India is a major strategic partner for France and we consider that student mobility is 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, as well as 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.

With the current figure of 7000 Indian students, 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 em 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 400 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.
For more information, please visit:

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 22/02/2019

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