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. In some cases, public institution may charge an additional fee for specific study programs, especially second cycle programs.
Tuition fees at public universities in France
- First cycle degrees (bachelor's programs - licence): 189.10 EUR per year. Engineering degrees have a tuition fee of 615.10 EUR 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 452 EUR per year.
- Second cycle (master's programs): 261.10 EUR per year
- Third cycle (PhD degrees - Doctorat): 396.10 EUR per year
* Fees valid for the academic year 2014/2015
Tuition fees at private universities in France
Although tuition fees vary depending on the program and the institution, the average tuition fee private universities in France charge amounts to ca. 1500 - 6000 EUR per year. Business schools usually charge a tuition fee of ca. 4500 to 7000 EUR 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).