By welcoming 30,000 Indian students to its universities by the year 2030, France said on Tuesday, it hopes to enhance academic excellence, strengthen ties between
By welcoming 30,000 Indian students to its universities by the year 2030, France said on Tuesday, it hopes to enhance academic excellence, strengthen ties between the two countries’ cultures, and deepen their friendship. France intends to grant Indian graduates a five-year Schengen circulation visa as part of the new initiative.
During the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Paris last month, France unveiled significant new steps to extend the “red carpet” to Indian students and alumni.
Giving specifics of the initiative, the French embassy stated that France thinks that when an Indian student spends even a semester in France, it forges a bond that “ought to be fostered and cherished.”
Indian students who have earned a Master’s degree or higher and have spent at least one semester studying abroad are therefore qualified for a five-year short-stay Schengen visa, according to the statement.
It was underlined that this was a unique provision for Indian alumni to help them maintain strong ties with France and their French peers.
The embassy claimed that the specialized programs will offer thorough instruction in the French language and other academic fields, allowing Indian students to thrive in their studies and easily transition to the French educational system.
It claimed that France’s choice demonstrates its dedication to facilitating Indian students’ lives as much as feasible. India will send 30,000 students to France by 2030, according to French President Macron.
The embassy stated in a statement that France believes that embracing more Indian students promotes academic excellence, cultural understanding, and enduring friendship between our two countries. The education fair will be hosted in four important Indian cities: Chennai (8 October), Calcutta (11 October), Delhi (13 October), and Mumbai (15 October).
“It will provide an excellent opportunity for Indian students and their parents to interact with the representatives of more than 40 French higher education institutions present at the fair.
Graduates with French diplomas have access to a wide range of job options and the chance to work for internationally famous organizations thanks to the 570 French enterprises employing more than 400,000 people in India.