Pre-departure orientation programme for Indian students
The French Embassy has organised a pre-departure orientation programme to make Indian students leaving for France for higher studies aware about the country''s administrative procedure, teaching methods and inter-cultural aspects.

French Ambassador Francois Richier will inaugurate the French Scholarship Award ceremony and the pre-departure session on July 4.

"The students, leaving for higher education in France for the academic year 2013-14, would be counselled on administrative procedures to be completed on their arrival in France, teaching methods used in French educational institutions, inter-cultural aspects, and other relevant matters," a statement from the Embassy said.

France has opened its frontiers wider for Indian students. Last year, around 2,600 Indian students opted for higher education in France, a jump of 50 per cent over the past five years. Majority of the students attend the over 700 courses taught in English in France, the number of which is increasing year by year.

This year, French Embassy, along with its corporate partners - including Michelin India - would award scholarships for a total of Rs 7.1 crore (Euros 1.1 million) to 235 meritorious Indian students who wish to pursue their higher education in France.