Education System Overview
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 17,214 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in France.
Academic year: September – July
Major school holidays/break:
- October – November
- Mid-December – early January
- Mid-February – early March
Major exam period(s): June and July
5-7 years of English language classes are required for all French high schoolers.
Structure of the University System
Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years
Language of instruction in universities: French
Degrees offered: Licence, Masters and Doctorate
Non-degree tertiary education for which transfer credit may be granted: Classes préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles (CPGE)