Tuition fees at university in France

Tuition fees at higher education institutions in France vary depending on the level of education, i.e., whether first cycle (bachelor's - licence), second cycle (master's) or third cycle (PhD - doctorat) and the responsible body, i.e., whether a private or public institution, as explained below.

Tuition fees at public universities in France

  • First cycle degrees (bachelor's programs - licence): EUR 188.10 per year. Engineering degrees have a tuition fee of EUR 611.10 per academic year, while medicine related studies have different tuition fees depending on the program. For example, the average tuition fees for doctor of medicine amount to EUR 452 per year.
  • Second cycle (master's programs): EUR 259.10 per year
  • Third cycle (PhD degrees - Doctorat): EUR 393.10 per year

* Fees valid for the academic year 2013/2014

Tuition fees at private universities in France

Although the tuition fees vary depending on the program and the institution, the average tuition fee private universities in France charge amounts to ca. EUR 1500 - 6000 per year. Business schools usually charge a tuition fee of ca. EUR 4500 EUR to EUR 7000 per year.

Source: Eurydice database (Eurydice is an international educational database developed by the European Commission and Member States of the European Union with the aim of facilitating and improving the understanding of the different educational systems in Europe).