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).
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.
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.
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).
As a leading international school, NEOMA Business School’s self-assigned mission is to train and support tomorrow's managers and entrepreneurs, capable of acting as responsible leaders and going beyond prevailing models.
ITMO University is one of the top Russian institutions which provides training and research in advanced science, engineering and technology. The history of the University spans over a period of more than 100 years. ITMO University offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs as well as post-doctoral research and short-term courses.
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 International School of Management (ISM) is a specialized, accredited business school based in Paris, France, with programs on five different continents. We give students the global perspective they need to thrive as modern business leaders. We do this by keeping our classes small, select and culturally diverse, and by offering programs in major commercial hubs around the world.
Ecole de Management de Normandie has innovated for 147 years to guarantee a degree of excellence that matches its ambitions. A spirit of conquest inherited from its history and its Normandy roots, enabling the School to be ranked among the Best European Business Schools.
As a CCI Paris Île-de-France school, ESIEE Paris is naturally open to the dynamism of companies. It trains engineers in the digital fields (IT, data, networks, electronics, embedded systems), their new applications (e-health, energy, environment) and their management (industrial engineering and technology management).
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.
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.
At home worlwide SKEMA is a global business school, which, through its research and teaching, trains and educates talented individuals. As a student at SKEMA, you will be exposed to unforgettable experiences and will be ready for work all over the world. SKEMA’s dynamic is yours: with our programmes, you will discover, learn and be ready to live in an interconnected and multipolar world.
KEDGE BS was created to achieve a critical mass that would ensure its international visibility. Created as an association, it is financially independent. Its activities fall within two inter-related categories: applied research and education.
Build the next-generation technical knowledge and the business and entrepreneurial skills to lead the energy transition of tomorrow. The seven Master’s programmes are delivered by Europe’s foremost universities and business schools and give you the engineering expertise, the management know-how and the industry exposure and network to launch a truly world-class career in sustainable energy.
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.
“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.
Toulouse Business School brings together international knowledge, culture, and employability to ensure that you leave us with an internationally recognized degree, a global business and management perspective, and a professional network that will springboard you into your future.
Created by and for entrepreneurs, EDHEC has embodied the fundamental values of business for over a century. Our aim is to pass on the keys to business success to new generations of managers and entrepreneurs, spreading the conviction that companies can have a positive impact on the economy and on society as a whole.
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.
At Strate School of Design, we believe a designer's main objective should be to serve his or her fellow man. The past two centuries have seen both giant leaps in progress and some of humanity's darkest moments.
IPAG educates graduates with a strong social responsibility and ethical awareness built on a solid academic base and a specialization. The school encourages diversity to create agile and cross-functional managers. The school contributes to the business community through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Opening up internationally is a key element in ECV’s training. Today, the international dimension and cultural blending of the Design, Animation and Digital professions are a clear demonstration of this for the future of our students.
The EIT Digital Master School is an exclusive joint initiative by the leading technical universities and business schools in Europe with additional mentoring and partnering from excellent European research organisations and leading business partners.
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.
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.
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté federates 7 HER Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comté Region: Université de Bourgogne, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques, Institut National Supérieur des sciences agronomiques, de l’alimentation et de l’environnement, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Burgundy School of Business.
With its nine Training and research departments (UFR) and its Institute of Technology (IUT), Paris Descartes University encompasses all the fields of knowledge of human and health sciences. Its health department is renowned in Europe and in the whole world for the high quality of its training and the excellence of its research.
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.
The EHESP was created by the Public Health Act of 2004 to provide France with an outstanding, internationally recognized School of Public Health.
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.
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.
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.
Paris College of Art s an International college with US degree-granting authority and accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mission of IÉSEG is to prepare students to become complete and international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.
Located in the center of Paris, the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers US higher education programs, taught in English, to students from around the world. AGS specializes in international relations, diplomacy, and related areas, leading to a broad range of careers in international affairs, from government to intergovernmental organizations, to NGOs and the private sector.
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.
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.
Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is a specialist postgraduate centre in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. We offer advanced, flexible degrees across the arts, including in architecture, history of art, film, drama and literature, with modules that capitalise on the city's vast heritage and culture.
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.
Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive and world-class academic institution. Firmly rooted in the heart of Paris, it is committed to the success of its students and devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century.
Data ScienceTech Institute is a degree-granting, postgraduate vocational institution. Our mission is simple: training students to become ready-to-go Data Scientists. DSTI trains operational Data Scientists by offering the most intensive programmes. Our programmes are driven by a Scientific Advisory Board, composed by recognised and respected professional figures as well as academics.
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.
The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.
Transforming students to become the next leading engineers to integrate in the creative world of cutting edge technology. Founded in 1919, ECE Paris is committed to training students in science and technology focusing on emerging information and communications technology
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.
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.
Discover a new kind of university in New York City, one where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world.
A public, socially inclusive, higher education institution, Télécom Ecole de Management trains future managers and entrepreneurs to be responsible, innovative and open to the world around them and to lead their organizations in the major transformations of tomorrow’s society: digitalized economy, energy and ecological transition, new business models and industry of the future.
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.
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.
The vision of the ESCP Europe Business School is to produce and disseminate world-class research in international/comparative management that shapes the way organisations and leaders think and behave; producing culturally and digitally smart graduates equipped to shape and connect tomorrow's business worlds.
MINES ParisTech is the first French engineers’ school for the extent of contractual research
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).
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.