The capital of France, Paris, has been ranked one of the world’s top cities for students. Elite universities in Paris have a comprehensive study offer, with various business schools, engineering colleges and research institutes. As a student in Paris, your job prospects will increase greatly, you will have superb access to international networking and you will gain an unforgettable study abroad experience. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of France, Paris has a population of 2.25 million and it is one of Europe’s largest university cities, welcoming over 95,000 foreign students annually.
Statistics show that Parisian graduates are targeted by a vast range of employers across the continent.
Many Parisian universities provide information about available placements and have internship arrangements with important employers in Paris, coming from various industries and economic sectors. Some of the most common student part-time jobs include: foreign language teaching, translations, telemarketing, telesurveys, software or videogame testing, etc.
Some of the companies and organisations that employ large numbers of foreigners working in Paris include: Mars, Pepsico, Microsoft, UNESCO, OECD and ICC, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Leroy Merlin, EY, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Societe Generale and Schneider Electric.
Paris is surely a great place to acquire many fine memories and some of the most diverse experiences. Here is a list of thing to do in Paris, even on a low budget:
Other important tourist attraction in Paris include: Centre Georges Pompidou, the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel de Ville, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin, Carnavalet Museum, L'Opera Garnier, Maisons de Victor Hugo, the Promenade Plantée, Montparnasse Cemetery, and Jardin du Luxembourg, among many others.
To ensure a cheap night out, go to student hotspots like Place Monge in the 5th, Parmentier in the 11th and Rue de Lappe near Bastille, where plenty of bars are offering happy hour deals, and free concerts. The metro is the easiest and cheapest mode of transport, but they have closing hours at 12.40 AM in the week, 2 AM during weekends.
Paris is a true melting pot, welcoming foreign students, tourists and large communities of expats alike. Some of the most common countries of origin international students in Paris include Morocco, China, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Germany, Italy, Cameroun, Vietnam and Spain.
The capital of France is also one of the most visited places on earth and diverse foreign communities found their home in Paris. Apart French and English, the main languages spoken in the city are Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and German.
The weather is temperate year-round, and from June-September there are pleasant average temperatures of 20°C (68°F). July is the warmest month, while December is the coldest, with average temperatures that drop to 5°C (41°F).
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) is one of the largest further education colleges in the Netherlands and is funded by the state. It has over 38,000 students with more than one hundred different nationalities. And yet, our students still experience our educational environment as small-scale and personal.
Supported by the most well-known experts in Gastronomy, Hospitality, and Luxury along with those from Higher Education, Ferrieres School plans to become the international standard for a school teaching French Excellence.
EDHEC Business School's goal is to train current and future executives via teaching and research programmes geared to the needs of the economy and businesses. EDHEC Business School’s distinctive model provides it with agility as well as the ability to respond to market needs with innovative training programmes in the School’s various fields of activity, both in France and internationally.
ESIEE Paris is a member of the « Conférence des grandes écoles françaises ». ESIEE Paris opens the door to a variety of professional careers in the fields of computer science, electronics, telecommunications and embedded systems and works at the interface of Management and Technology.
Founded 37 years ago, IGS (or Institut de Gestion Sociale) has grown to become IGS Group, a grouping of higher education institutions, training centers (full-time, cooperative and executive) and research facilities based on the concept of an International Professional University.
Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences as an interdisciplinary Graduate School for Management and Leadership. For applicants with a first university degree the IGC offers several non-consecutive MBA and master degrees in the area of international and European business and management.
At the same time a French grande école and a university, the Ecole normale supérieure provides in Paris, at the heart of the Quartier latin, excellent training through research, leading to various teaching and research professions, and contributes to train through research the senior executives of public administrations as well as of French and European companies.
“The American Business School of Paris attracts students from all over the world. This multicultural environment allows you to interact and work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds on a daily basis. In addition to developing academic and vocational excellence, you will acquire unique intercultural management skills, a real benefit for a career with an international focus. Developing a global mind is a major asset for success in a competitive job market.
Officially recognized by the Ministry of Culture since 1998, IESA offers a unique combination of academic knowledge and professional skills, which students can put into practice in jobs in France and abroad.
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) federates 7 HER Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comté Region: Université de Bourgogne (uB), Université de Franche-Comté (UFC), Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et des Microtechniques (ENSMM).
The core mission of EM Normandie – while proud to have kept pace with change – is to train students and executives who are able to take up the managerial and entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow, make decisions, and work in a professional environment marked by uncertainty.
Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. The University provides an academic learning experience in the heart of Paris that places your personal, intellectual, and professional development at its core. You can choose from over 25 undergraduate majors and four core fields of graduate study, all taught in English.
BEM and EUROMED MANAGEMENT are merging to create a new player in the world of higher education: KEDGE Business School. With KEDGE Business School, the academic community, professionals and students aim to explore new horizons and assist organisations and territories.
InnoEnergy Master’s School is the go-to-destination for tomorrow’s energy professionals. With seven two-year programmes to choose from, the Master’s School enables you to add to your technical knowledge, develop your creative engineering skills, and acquire the necessary understanding of the related business, entrepreneurial and innovation management issues that the energy industry requires.
To face ever increasing global competition in higher education, research and innovation, the Members of Université Paris-Saclay have decided to pool their resources to create a joint education and research project of the highest international level. Thanks to its cutting-edge research, the university is a key science and technology player of European research.
Among the most renowned business schools in the world, HEC Paris has built its reputation on the excellence of its graduates, but also of its faculty and research for more than 130 years. Through an intense academic and human experience, we train inspired and responsible future leaders, capable of growing and adapting to the ever-evolving business world.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.
SKEMA Business School is a private establishment of higher education and research with the legal status of a non-profit association under the French "1901 law".
For all programmes, emlyon business school offers you the means and the environment to make your learning experience the best one possible - with a distinct focus on entrepreneurship.
The New School in New York City is the only comprehensive university where a world-renowned design school, Parsons, joins a liberal arts college, a performing arts college, and many programs and graduate schools including The New School for Social Research to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world.
With over 145 years of experience, NEOMA Business School benefits from the excellence of its founding Schools and international partners.
The EIT Digital Master School offers a two-year education in computer science and information technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of your choice based on your skills and interests.
The EAC is above all a team of professors, composed of recognized professionals and experts in their fields, and a present and attentive educational support. All, professors and members of the educational department, work to support the emergence of talents, and allow students to find their place in their future professional space.
TBS is one of France’s leading integrated management schools, with a primary mission of preparing students for managerial responsibilities through the development of their analytical, integrative, and interpersonal skills while promoting a lifelong learning process.
PSB Paris School of Business’ mission is to nourish this creative spirit. We give our students the opportunity to live out their aspirations, develop, and assert themselves while acting as responsible members of global society and contributing to the communities in which they live.
LISAA is one of the few private further education institutes to be recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The courses taught at LISAA cover all fields in the design profession and are certified by state diplomas (BTS) and qualifications listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) (level II/ Bac+3/4 years of further education).
Modart International, the top Parisian School of Fashion with an international calling, trains future leaders and key market players of the textile, accessories and luxury industries.
Paris College of Art, a new name for a college with over 30 years of experience, promotes the artistic and intellectual maturation of promising students into exceptional artists, art historians, photographers, designers, and design managers.
The EHESP was created by the Public Health Act of 2004 to provide France with an outstanding, internationally recognized School of Public Health.
The University of Kent offers academic excellence and a superb student experience. Our students consistently rank us as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK. In the Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities.
IFA Paris (International Fashion Academy) is the French fashion school for design & luxury business with campuses in Paris, Shanghai & Istanbul. IFA Paris offers Bachelor, Master/MBA and short/summer courses in fashion design, fashion marketing, visual merchandising, fashion business, fashion media, luxury brand management, fashion trends and more. Visit us at www.ifaparis.com for more infos.
AIM was founded in 1992 on the initiative of affiliated members of the Cornell Hotel Society, which brings together eminent professionals in the Hospitality Industry. AIM is the first hotel management school to introduce in continental Europe, internationally recognized Bachelor degree programs in Hotel & Tourism Management.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges.
EPF has a rich history that all our students, and our 9 500 alumni, identify with. The school's pioneering spirit and the challenges it has lived up to since 1925 are part of its DNA, as are its commitment to societal responsibility and sustainable development.
EICAR, The International Film and Television School of Paris, was founded in 1972. The School has developed over the years to become a major European film and television school offering students from all over the world the largest range available today of up to date hands on practical education in filmmaking both in English or French.
École des Ponts ParisTech, created in 1747 under the name École Royale des Ponts et Chaussées, is a higher education establishment that trains engineers to a high level of scientific, technical and general competency. Apart from civil engineering and spatial planning, historically the source of its prestige, the School develops high-quality programs and research associated with the energy transition.
Driven by its passion for the engineer careers, the School applied on itself the dynamism, which the transport sector experienced; especially in its domains of majors: aeronautics, automotive followed by railway and aerospace. Mobility is the landmark of the 21st century and is changing the world.
Students at ISG have the opportunity to live and study in one of the largest GDP producing countries in the world. The ISG is one of only a handful of business schools located in the heart of Paris, France, with a campus nestled in the heart of the 16th arrondissement.Since its founding in 1967, ISG has been developing a unique learning model based upon its strong identity and core values: Entrepreneurship Spirit, Creativity, Open-mindedness, Responsibility and Personal Development.
The CRI’s main role is to promote new educational techniques and strategies to empower the students to take initiative and develop their own research projects.
PSE - Paris School of Economics aims to develop, at the highest international level, research in economics and the dissemination of its results. It brings together a community of nearly 140 researchers and 180 doctoral students, and offers master's courses at the forefront of economic discipline (220 teachers in the beginning of 2016).
Since its creation in 1971, theCIFFOP Institute of Advanced HRM education, training and research has one key mission: professionalizing the HR function. Today, the CIFFOP is recognized as the "Grande Ecole Universitaire des Métiers RH" in France. As such, we propose top-notch programs for students and executives – both in the private and public sector.
The ILCI is an International Business School and a Language Institute offering a wide range of specialized programs in General Management, International Business, Marketing, Communication and Languages. The students will develop the necessary skills to operate and make decisions in a multicultural environment.
Besides its multidisciplinary academic teaching and its outstanding research, Paris Descartes University is famous for the wealth of its history and property holding. Its history starts like that of all French universities with its creation within the framework of Edgar Faure legislation. As years went by, various faculties (UFR) were added to the original medical faculty. The University welcomes the general public on National Heritage Days (journées du Patrimoine), and the Musée d'Histoire de la médecine is open for the general public all year round. It was placed from the beginning under the patronage of the philosopher René Descartes and is open to all academic subjects.
ESSEC Asia-Pacific offers innovative academic and executive programs with Asian insights and Western perspectives. Backed by a multicultural faculty, ESSEC Asia-Pacific aims to achieve influential world-class research in Asia.
Pantheon-Sorbonne University or Paris 1 is a university in Paris, France. With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, is one of the largest universities in France today.
The Kent at Paris MA programmes and associated activities are designed to increase cultural knowledge, to heighten social and historical awareness, and to broaden intellectual and imaginative horizons.
Epitech has solidified its reputation as a leading educational institution transforming a passion for computer science into expertise, opening doors to high-potential employment opportunities comparable to those enjoyed by graduates from the elite French Universities.
The mission of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs is to provide artistic, scientific, and technical training for artists and designers,preparing them for careers in design and research in all the decorative arts fields.
The mission of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is to promote the study of the culture, language and literature of Paris and France.
Telecom Business School is a public business school in the French Grande Ecole tradition. Founded in 1979, the School operates under the auspices of the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Finance. For over 30 years, the School has been recognized for its dual expertise in management and information and communication technologies (ITC).
Founded in 1984, EPITA is a renowned bilingual Graduate School of Computer Engineering situated in Paris. It is a member of IONIS Education Group, the leading private higher education group, with some 20 schools and educational institutions.
Founded in 1919, ECE Paris is a privately owned French “Grande Ecole” located in the heart of Paris. Since its creation, ECE has been committed to educating students in science and technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
AGS is a not-for-profit American institution of higher-learning dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills to comprehend, research and work in the field of international relations and diplomacy. Our location in Paris, hub of international relations, enables AGS to provide students access to the rich resources of Paris, France and the rest of Europe.
ESCE’s mission is to educate international business leaders with full awareness of their ethical, social and cultural responsibilities in a globalized world. The school carries out its mission through a research-led program emphasizing managerial knowledge and practical skills.
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AgroParisTech is a higher education teaching and research institute (’Grande Ecole’) in the fields of agronomic sciences and techniques, the agri-food sector, forestry, management of spaces and natural resources and land management and development.
MINES ParisTech is the first French engineers’ school for the extent of contractual research
ebs Paris, one of the pioneers of the European education model, is located in 6 major European cities and has partnerships with 146 foreign universities.
IPAG Business School has the key assets to train profiles that are immediately operational and appreciated by recruiters: its partnerships with 126 universities in 36 countries, its 4 campuses in France and abroad, its unique teaching method using a skill-based approach and the individual follow-up of students.