Keyword: foreign students

French universities to lure foreign students with more English courses

Prime minister Édouard Philippe says increasing the number of foreigners studying in the country would help build French influence overseas.

French parliament approves introduction of univerity teaching in English

National Assembly votes in favour of an article of higher education bill that will see a significant number of university courses taught in English.

French parliament debates plan for university teaching in English

Opinions are sharply divided over French higher education minister's call for English-language university teaching to attract more foreign students.

France eases foreign student work and residency permits crackdown

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French interior minister Claude Guéant has finally issued official instructions loosening his crackdown on the number of residency and work permits granted to non-European Union foreign students in France. The backtrack followed vigorous opposition to the measures, announced last May, from the country’s academic and business organizations. Carine Fouteau reports.