Top universities in France

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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Apr 1, 2020 16:08 IST

France is home to various world-class universities with more 30 of its universities are ranked among the top 300 globally. In this article, we will inform you about the list of top universities in France. Candidates looking to study in France can also check out the list of top universities in Paris.

University

Shiksha Popularity Rank

QS Rank (France)

THE Rank (France)

Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL)

1

1

1

Sciences Po Paris

2

6

14

University of Paris

3

9

4

École Polytechnique

4

2

3

Sorbonne University

5

3

2

CentraleSupélec

6

4

21

Télécom ParisTech

7

7

5

Montpellier University

8

17

9

École des Ponts ParisTech

9

8

8

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

10

5

6

Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (PSL)

PSL Research University is not just a top university in France, it is also placed in the list of top 100 universities in the world. It was ranked 53rd globally by QS for the year 2020. The university is made up of 9 constituent colleges. The university has tied up with the corporate world and also with other established universities in the world, so, students get the industry exposure. It is one of the top research oriented educational institutions globally.

École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a renowned name for pursuing courses related to science and technology. Although there are about only 3000 students in the university still the approximately 30 percent of the students are from international community. The university give special emphasis on international students and also offer preparatory programs to them. Apart from science and technology, undergraduate students are also need to take sports and a humanities subject as well.

Sorbonne University

Sorbonne is a public research university located in Paris, France. It was founded in 2018 after the merger of Pierre and Marie Curie University, Sorbonne and some small institutions. It offers courses in science, medicine and humanities. Apart from Paris, it also has a campus in Abu Dhabi. Also, it is home to some eight scientific collections which are open to researchers as well. Few of its collections in minerals and zoology are also open to public.

University of Paris

The University of Paris was established in 2019 and is a new entrant in the list of global university rankings. The university was created after the merger of Paris Descartes University, Institut de physique du globe de Paris, and Paris Diderot University. It offers courses in various disciples like medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, science and technology, social science, economics, humanities and arts.

Télécom Paris

Earlier it was known by the name of Télécom ParisTech and in June 2019 it acquired its new name. Different departments of the university are economic and social science, signal and image processing, computer science and networking, and electronics and communications. Also, the university is selective in giving admission and students have to go through an entrance test to secure admission.

Sciences Po Paris

Sciences Po Paris specializes in history, politics, economics, social science and law. The university has been ranked 242 globally by QS for the world university ranking 2020. Approximately 50 percent of the student body belongs to international community.

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon is one of the top educational institutions in France. The university trains teachers and researchers in the humanities and science courses and was ranked 160th by the QS for in the world ranking 2020.

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With a plethora of knowledge of the education domain, Piyush Kohli has been involved with study abroad for over 5 years and counting. He comes with prior experience on the complexities of the study abroad applicatio... Read Full Bio

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