The Campus France Agency [fr]
The French national agency aims at promoting higher education, welcoming students and professionals and promoting international mobility.
Campus France Agency was created by law on the July 27th, 2010. It is a public institution (EPIC) in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students, researchers, experts and guests. A decree from December 30th, 2011 indicates the agency’s terms of action.
The institution resulted from the merger of the public interest group CampusFrance and the association Égide and is under the supervision of the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The higher education and research institutions contribute to the policy guidelines of the agency through the “Campus France Forum”.
Campus France will engage again in its activities with the CNOUS starting from September 1st, 2012.
Promoting French higher education worldwide
Thanks to its global network of 200 Campus France Spaces, the agency informs international students about French higher education, guides them on their choice of training, helps them complete their application form and gain a visa. The agency keeps in touch with former students, particularly through France Clubs.
Supervising the mobility of students, researchers, French experts and guest stakeholders
The agency is in charge of the mobility of students benefitting from French government scholarships of researchers and experts on a mission and stakeholders invited to France. It is also in charge of managing scholarship programs from foreign governments and public and private institutions. With this, the agency works on several levels: designing training projects, positioning in institutions, linguistics training, reception and help to find housing, managing a students stay in France and following it up to gather feedback .
Backing up French institutions
Campus France supports higher education and research institutions in their international development through events of higher training promotion in France and overseas, reactions to international calls for tender, services for Campus France Forum members and studies and analysis on student mobility and higher education systems worldwide.
Each year, Campus France Australie is setting up a stall at 23 campuses across the main university cities in Australia: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. Campus France Australie is the French national agency for the promotion of French higher education providers.
In each “French Pavilion”, Campus France Australie, representatives from French partners of the Australian universities, the Embassy of France and the Alliances Françaises network inform students about study opportunities and life in France.