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National Information Centres

ENIC-NARIC France
France Education international (ex-CIEP)

Département reconnaissance des diplômes
Centre ENIC-NARIC France
1 avenue Léon Journault
92318 Sèvres Cedex
FRANCE

Phone: +33 1 70 19 30 31
Fax: +33 1 45 07 63 02
E-mail: ENIC-NARICFrance@france-education-international.fr
Web Site: https://www.france-education-international.fr/enic-naric-france
Contact person: Hélène Bekker, Head of ENIC-NARIC France

National education bodies

Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation
Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation


Link(s): French
Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports
Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sport



Link(s): French

System of education

French education system
Link(s): French

University education

French higher education structure

Campus France is the French national agency in charge of promoting French higher education, international student services and international mobility worldwide. It is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.


Useful information about the HEIs :


Useful information about degrees : 

Description of higher education studies

The Onisep (Office national d'information sur les enseignements et les professions – National information center for education and profession) is under the umbrella of the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. 


The ONISEP provides an overview of the French higher education system and also informs students and other stakeholders on the different study paths in France.


Link(s): French

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Haut conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur (HCERES)

French agency for quality assurance in higher education and research.

Link(s): French, English

The professional training registered with the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP - National Registry of Professional Certification) is managed by France compétences.


Link(s): French

The title of engineer, which confers the rank of Master, is awarded by the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs - Engineering Title Commission).

Link(s): French, English

Degrees from business and management schools that are certified by the CEFDG (Commission d’Evaluation des Formations et Diplômes de Gestion- Management Training and Degree Evaluation Commission).


Link(s): French

Post-secondary non-university education

Short cycle higher education

Description of the short cycle degrees (BTS, DUT) awarded in the French higher education system and the possibilities to pursue studies with these credentials.


Brevet de technicien supérieur, BTS


Diplôme universitaire de technologie, DUT

Preparatory classes for 'grandes écoles'

These specific two-year programs of higher education, even though prepared within secondary  school institutions (lycées), prepare students to pursue studies at 'grandes écoles' in different fields (humanities, sciences, business, engineering).

Link(s): French
Ecoles de commerce (business schools)

Higher education institutions offering business programs can be private or public. On this website you will find useful information on these specific programs, including a website listing all the institutions authorized to award a "diplôme visé", conferring the "grade de master" (master's degree) to its holders.

Every year, this list is published in the Official Journal (J.O.) of the French Republic and the Official Bulletin  (B.O.) of the French Ministry of Education.


Link(s): French
Engineering studies

On this website you will find useful information on higher education institutions offering engineering programs. 



Every year, a list of institutions authorized to award a "titre d'ingénieur diplômé de ...", conferring the "grade de master" (master's degree) to its holders, is published in the Official Journal of the French Republic and the Official Journal (B.O.) of the French ministry of education.

The title of engineer, which confers the rank of Master, is awarded by the CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs - Engineering Title Commission).


Link(s): French, English
Teacher training

The INSPE network gathers higher education institutions in charge of training future teachers and preparing them for the competitive examination organized every year to recruit teachers in the French education system.


Link(s): French

Recognised higher education institutions

Higher education institutions

This website will give you a list of all the French public higher education institutions (universities, "grands établissements", "grandes écoles", etc)

Link(s): French
Business schools

Commission d'évaluation des formations et diplômes de gestion, CEFDG

 

Link(s): French
Engineering studies

Commission des titres d'ingénieur, CTI

Link(s): French, English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Recognition criteria and procedures at the French ENIC-NARIC

Information on the criteria and procedures of the French recognition center to assess foreign credentials and issue a comparability statement.

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

French ENIC-NARIC initiatives

The French ENIC-NARIC has implemented a specific procedure for the recognition of qualifications held by refugees and people in a refugee-like situation (asylum seekers). This procedure is based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LCR) recommendations, under article VII – recognition of qualifications held by refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation.

Link(s): French

Qualifications Framework

Framework

French national qualification framework

Information on the French NQF and its referencing to the EQF is available on the official website of the national contact point for the national qualifications framework.

Link(s): French

Self Evaluation Report

Referencing report

The official referencing report of the French NQF to the EQF is in progress.

Link(s): French

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Agence ERASMUS+ France - Education Formation


Link: French, English

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Information on the diploma supplement in France

The official website of the authority in charge of the diploma supplement in France gives useful information on the implementation of this tool in the French higher education system.

Link(s): French

Access to higher education

Verification sources