French Higher Education System
The higher education system in France is internationally recognized for the quality of its teaching and research in every subject and at every level. The system is made up of several different types of establishment in the public and private sector.
France's 83 public universities are funded by the national government, which closely regulates the "national diplomas" granted by the universities. This system allows the universities to offer students an excellent education at a very affordable price. France's universities are comprehensive, offering study programs in all disciplines. Of the 2.2 million students in the French higher education system, 80 percent attend the country’s public universities and about 10% of enrollments are international students.