Based on information from Campus France, between 2016 and 2021, the variety of worldwide college students enrolled within the nation’s enterprise colleges grew by 104%.
France’s enterprise colleges appeal to worldwide college students in massive numbers, some 55,000 of them enrolled in the course of the 2021/22 college yr, Olivier Marichalar, head of research, press and communication, Campus France instructed The PIE.
Based on the information, a couple of in 5 college students in enterprise colleges are worldwide and no different sort of multinational receives such a big proportion of international college students.
College students from Asia-Pacific make up 30% of worldwide college students in enterprise colleges, with 19% coming from China and a big quantity coming from India with 7%.
“These establishments appeal to college students from nations whose mobility in direction of France has developed very quick these final years, like India and Lebanon, for example,” stated Marichalar.
Between 2016 and 2021, the variety of worldwide college students from Lebanon learning within the nation’s enterprise college’s has virtually quadrupled, with a staggering progress of 286%.
In the identical time frame, the variety of Indian college students has greater than tripled, rising 219%.
There has additionally been vital progress from these worldwide college students from the Ivory Coast, an 195% enhance, and for these from Cameroon, at a charge of 186%.
Marichalar stated the general progress is linked to a collection of things, together with the quite a few alternatives of learning in English at these establishments, in addition to many being “extremely distinguished” throughout world rankings every year.
Within the nineteenth version of the Monetary Instances European Enterprise Colleges Rating, 24 of 95 colleges ranked had been in France, together with 4 within the high 10. As HEC Paris secured first place for the fourth consecutive yr, ESCP Enterprise College ranked third place.
“Many put in place sturdy internationalisation methods and are very a lot current overseas throughout festivals, but additionally via offshore campuses, leading to a powerful worldwide growth throughout current years,” Marichalar added.
Based on Olivier, the coaching mannequin inside France’s enterprise colleges is especially interesting to worldwide college students because it provides long-term internships inside worldwide corporations.
“Having a piece expertise throughout their research is efficacious,” he famous.
These applications provide a particular studying expertise
Since July 2022, worldwide college students enrolled in grasp’s levels have been in a position to entry to apprenticeship and coaching contracts in France, permitting them to separate their time between attending courses and dealing for a corporation in the identical discipline of research, whereas incomes a wage. Beforehand, these contracts had been solely accessible to worldwide college students after a one-year keep within the nation.
Salah Hassanein, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based edtech firm StudentGator, instructed The PIE that this alteration has been a contributing issue to the “outstanding progress” of worldwide college students in France’s enterprise colleges, significantly for French-speaking nations.
“These applications provide a particular studying expertise by combining tutorial schooling with sensible work expertise,” stated Hassanein.
“Worldwide college students are significantly attracted to those applications as they supply useful trade publicity and improve their employability prospects.”