President Macron Launches Special French Language Learning Program for Indian Students

President Macron Launches Special French Language Learning Program for Indian Students

Last Updated Jan - 30 - 2024, 07:55 PM | Source : Education Times | Visitors : 8

French President Emmanuel Macron announces the initiation of 'Classes Internationales,' a special program enabling Indian students to learn French for a year in
President Macron Launches Special French Language Learning Program for Indian Students

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the start of Classes Internationales (international classes), a special initiative that allows Indian students to learn French for a year in France before completing their chosen degree.

In a joint statement endorsed by President Macron and Prime Minister Modi on January 26, both leaders agreed to support the initiative of setting up international classes for Indian students to learn French as a foreign language, methodology, and academic content in highly reputed French universities in France for one academic year before entering their chosen curricula in France.

President Macron emphasized France's commitment to expanding possibilities for Indian students, as seen by programs such as Classes Internationales, a 5-year short-term Schengen visa for graduates, and the fact that India is currently the largest recipient of French academic scholarships. He reiterated: "We want to welcome 30,000 Indian students to France by 2030" and stated that if this target is accomplished, "I would be the happiest President."

Key features of the programme:                                                     

Inclusivity: The programme is open to all Indian students, irrespective of their current level of French. Academic excellence is the only prerequisite.

Excellence and wide range of education: The programme offers access to world-renowned French higher education institutions across all fields - universities, grandes écoles, engineering, management, sciences, humanities, arts, and other specialised schools.

Immersion in French culture: Students are immersed in French culture and language and can partake in the student activities of the institution like all other students.

Academic focus: The French language classes are tailored to the field of studies chosen by the student, complemented by preparatory courses in the field.

Scholarship opportunities: Outstanding students will be awarded scholarships by the Embassy of France in India to support their higher education in France. India is the largest beneficiary of French scholarships.


Interested candidates can apply till March 31, 2024 at the official website

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