With French President Emmanuel Macron’s focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, studying in France has never been more attractive. The country’s commitment to innovative change is strongly backed by the French education sector, which annually receives the largest government spending, accounting for more than twenty percent of the French budget. This translates into quality higher education that is recognised around the world through prominent international rankings of its universities. Introducing French higher education to Singapore students is the Study in France Education Fair on 24 March 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Begonia Ballroom). The fair brings together 20 French universities with top rankings and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that incorporate innovation and innovative thinking into the fields of Business, Engineering, Media Arts, Science and Technology as well as Humanities and the Social Sciences.
Study In France connects Singapore students directly with various universities and research opportunities offered across France, providing access to information about the French education system, educational institutions and the university application processes. With more than 1200 courses available in English, participating universities at the fair will introduce students to bilingual French and English education programmes that prepare them for an increasingly globalised future. Additionally, while France has one of the best systems of higher education in the world, it is also one of the most financially accessible.
French successes in manufacturing, technology, and science and the number of Nobel prizes and Field medals that French citizens bring home, demonstrate that France is one of the world’s most dynamic centers of innovation and research. It is also home to more of the world’s top 100 most innovative companies than any other country in Europe and ranks fourth in the world in the number of international patent applications. International students studying in France will be exposed to and immersed in this innovative and research driven culture and environment, providing them with the best context to prepare for a future shaped by constant innovation. An ecosystem of startups, laboratories, universities, and major corporations is spread across the country, complemented by government-backed development of digital enterprises that attract young talents.
Among the participating universities are some which are historically significant such as École Polytechnique, a product of the French Revolution established 220 years ago and is today France’s leading institution in Science and Technology; and ESCP Europe, the world’s first Business School established in 1819.
In the field of Engineering, universities include Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Toulouse, an international pluri-disciplinary, state Engineering school; EPITA, a Graduate School of Computer Science ranked among the top five Computer Engineering schools in France as well as IMT Atlantique, an elite Engineering Graduate School ranked in the French Top 10.
Sciences-Po, a leading European university in Social Sciences and Humanities, will also be at the fair. Its School of Public Affairs educates a new generation of leaders wishing to address humanity’s most pressing challenges and find innovative and concrete solutions, while its School of Management and Innovation trains the next generation entrepreneurs of change.
Business schools represented at the fair include ESSEC Business School, one of the world’s top international business schools with campuses in Europe (Paris), Asia-Pacific (Singapore) and Africa (Rabat). In the 2018 prestigious Financial Times rankings, the EDHEC Business School was ranked among the Top 20 business schools in Europe and its Master in Finance progarmme was named number one worldwide. The Rennes Business School was ranked the ninth top French business school in the Financial Times 2017 European Business School ranking. The Burgundy School of Business, set in the famous Burgundy wine region, is a leading teaching and research school offering undergraduate courses as well as a unique Master in Science programme in wine management. Other business schools at the fair include Audencia, Grenoble Business School, IESEG, SKEMA and Toulouse Business School.
Other participating universities include 3iS with the largest audio-visual campus in Europe offering courses in Media Arts, the research intensive Université Paris-Saclay and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School.
With courses taught in both English and French, students have the reassurance of language familiarity as well as the opportunity to learn French as a new language. Spoken by 220 million people around the world, French is the official language of 32 countries on 5 continents. This opens a new market of career opportunities for French university graduate. Universities represented at the fair hail from various French cities, such as Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble, Rennes and Dijon, giving students a wide range of offerings to study and live in different parts of the country and to immerse themselves in the local French culture while being part of an international environment.
2018 is also designated the France-Singapore Year of Innovation with education and life-lo ng learning being singled out as one of the priority sectors of focus. The second edition of Study in France, which reinforces the strong educational links between France and Singapore, is among the many initiatives that foster the emerging Franco-Singaporean innovative ecosystem.
Study in France is organised by Campus France, Institut Français and the French Embassy in Singapore and takes place on 24 March 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre (Begonia Ballroom), 11am – 6pm.
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ABOUT CAMPUS FRANCE SINGAPORE
Campus France Singapore is a service provided by the French Embassy in Singapore to promote French higher education system to students and education stakeholders. It works in close collaboration with Singaporean high schools and universities, as well as French higher education institutions. These collaborations enable the provision of up-to-date information about studying in France and to serve as a bridge between Singaporean and French universities.
List of Participating French Universities
1. 3 IS
2. Audencia Business School
3. Burgundy School of Business
4. École Polytechnique
5. EDHEC Business School
6. ESCP Europe
7. ESSEC Business School
9. Grenoble Business School
10. IESEG School of Management
11. IMT Atlantique
12. INSEEC U.
13. Institut National des Sciences Appliquées” (INSA Toulouse)
14. Rennes Business School
15. Science Po
17. Sorbonne-Assas International School
18. Toulouse Business School 19. Université Paris-Saclay