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If you decided to get your higher education abroad, the capital of France will hospitably open the door of the universities, high schools and schools. It is also the best way to get close to the culture and objective reality of this country. France has always been proud of its system of the education with its centuries-old traditions. Birthplace of Voltaire and Rousseau considers this system one of the most important democratic gains of the nation and a part of the French contribution to the world civilization.

The University of Paris is the center of education in France. In the early 1990's there were about 25 thousand students. Now it is difficult to name the number of the students, but there are a lot of them. In 1968 the university has got its autonomy and few reforms were implemented. The teaching methods have become less formal, and students began to take part in administrative life of the university. Subsequently, the University of Paris was divided into 13 separate universities which were scattered throughout Paris.

One of the most popular is La Sorbonne. It is also one of the most ancient places in the world. It was established in 1257 by Robert de Sorbon. There have been many changes and nowadays the word "Sorbonne" became a colloquial name of the University of Paris and it is basically the historical site of Paris. Opposite to it there is the College de France; it was founded in 1530 as a school of classical languages. Here, the public lectures are conducted by the outstanding scholars.

In addition to the universities there are The Ecole Polytechnique , The Ecole des Mines de Paris and The Ecole de Management, it is very difficult to go to one of this universities, because of the tough competition. The fundamental background in the arts give you such public institutions of the higher education as the Conservatory and the Higher National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. There is also the Institute of France, it consists of five academies (or scientific societies), and the most famous is the French Academy.

First of all, in order to enrol in one of the French universities, you must have the completed secondary education or have BA in France. The higher and secondary education in France is free of charge for foreigners. In order to get a French university-level education, one of the basic requirements it is a good knowledge of the language. You can be trained in special courses. One more important thing it is your great desire to study at one of the universities which you have to show to the admissions department.

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