New Delhi, India– In a bid to entice Indian students to pursue higher education opportunities in France, the French Institute in India, in collaboration with Campus France India, is set to organize the ‘Choose France Tour 2023’ education fairs. The fairs are scheduled to take place from October 8 to 15, 2023, in four prominent Indian cities: Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
These events will offer a unique chance for Indian students to interact directly with top French institutes and universities. Campus France India’s website highlighted the significance of these individual meetings, where attendees can present their CVs and receive valuable guidance on the application process for the upcoming academic year.
‘Choose France Tour 2023’ Schedule:
- October 8: Hyatt Regency, Chennai, from 2 PM to 6 PM
- October 11: ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata, from 2 PM to 7 PM
- October 13: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, from 2 PM to 6 PM
- October 15: Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, from 11 AM to 4 PM
More than 40 leading universities are expected to participate in these fairs, providing students with insights into various prospects, including scholarships and beyond. The participating institutions encompass a diverse range, including management and engineering schools, public universities, and specialized institutions focusing on hospitality and the arts.
The French Embassy expressed enthusiasm about the upcoming fairs, stating, “It will provide an excellent opportunity for Indian students and their parents to interact with the representatives of more than 40 French higher education institutions present at the fair, and explore a wide range of study options,” as reported by PTI.
Notably, France has set a target to welcome 30,000 Indian students by 2030, an announcement made by President Emmanuel Macron shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris as the chief guest of France’s National Day. This endeavor aims to bolster academic excellence, strengthen cultural ties, and enhance the enduring friendship between the two nations.
Additionally, France will introduce “international classes,” a specialized program offering comprehensive training in the French language and other academic disciplines for the benefit of students.
During PM Modi’s visit to France in July, it was also revealed that Indian alumni with a French Master’s degree will be eligible for a five-year Schengen circulation visa, providing opportunities for work and professional exploration in France during their two-year post-study work visa period, according to a press release from the French Embassy.