Say bonjour to ample job opportunities in France by opting for courses in these sectors

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to France in order to deepen ties with the country's closest partners in Europe turned out favourable for Indian students. Speaking to the Indian community at La Seine Musicale in Paris, Modi announced France's decision to permit a five-year long-term post-study visa to Indian students pursuing a Master's in their country.

Like any non-English-speaking country, learning French is important to migrate to France. However, it is being preferred by Indian students for its renowned educational institutions, rich cultural background, and diverse choices of opportunities in the arts and sciences. Here are the five sectors that have a huge scope for higher education and job opportunities in France.

1. Business

France is known for its first-class business schools that offer courses with triple accreditation (accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)). Very few campuses across the world provide such accreditation, giving students a chance to bag jobs easily and quickly after the completion of their course.


Burgundy School of Business, Dijon

IPAG Business School, Paris

KEDGE Business School (campuses in Bordeaux, Paris, and Toulon)

HEC Paris, Paris

2. Fashion

Paris, being the fashion capital of the world and the birthplace of a number of top-notch brands such as Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, offers ample opportunities for fashion enthusiasts. Students can opt for short-term, post-graduate courses as well as research on the textile industry.


Paris College of Art, Paris

Institut Français de la Mode, Paris (IFM)

École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode, or ESMOD, Paris

International Fashion Academy, Paris (IFA)

3. Culinary Industry

The country is also known internationally for its rich gastronomy and delectable pastry selections. Tourists arrive in France to experience the fine French cuisine that is recognized by UNESCO. The country, especially Lyon (the gastronomic capital of France), is a paradise for students who want to hone their cooking style and skills as well as work in a few world-class restaurants.


Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

L'atelier des Chefs (campuses in Lyon, Paris, and Lille)

Les Coulisses du Chef, Paris

School Kitchen Gourmets By Institut Lyfe, Lyon

4. Hospitality & Tourism

A large number of tourists visit France to experience its high-quality food and culture, scenic landscapes, vibrant coastlines and cities, and the Eiffel Tower. This leads to numerous job opportunities for students pursuing a degree or post-graduation in tourism or hospitality.


University of Bordeaux (campuses in Talence and Pessac)

AIM Hotel & Tourism Management Academy, Paris

IESA, School of Arts and Culture, Paris

Paris School of Business, Paris

5. Engineering

Engineers, specialised in aerospace science, renewable resources, metallurgy, and automobiles, have a huge demand in France's job sector due to the country's dominance in the manufacturing industry.


IMT Atlantique, Nantes

National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, Toulouse

École des Mines de Douai, Douai

École centrale de Lyon, Lyon

(Information Courtesy: Arya Mukesh, General Manager, Insight International Study Abroad Pvt Ltd, Kottayam

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