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The actual reforms included in the PNVE reflect Campus
France research on international student recruitment examining the image international students have of France as
a higher education destination through a poll of 20,000 students coming to France, in France, or who had concluded
studies in France. It found that while 90 percent of students
recommended France as an international study destination, for reasons including quality of studies, the ability to
learn the French language, and the quality of life, among
the negative aspects of French higher education reported
by those polled were their administrative experiences.

CAMPUS FRANCE

Still, Pol notes that the urgency of
internationalization efforts may be diminished because many French higher
education institutions are already highly
internationalized. "The proportion of international students to total students is
higher than in U.S. and China, representing between 12 and 13 percent of whole
student population and 42 percent of
doctoral students," notes Pol. She says a
large emphasis at French higher education institutions is to improve the quality
of international student recruitment, by
increasing the percentage of doctoral and masters-level
students and by improving the credentials of those entering French higher education institutions. "My university
has very structured and attractive policies for doctoral
candidates that include specific scholarships," Pol notes.
"And for focused master's programs we develop summer
school programs and curricula in foreign languages. These
are good instruments to attract good students."
France's National Strategy for Higher Education includes increasing internationalization as a second priority,
including government efforts to help French higher education institutions to deliver a more international strategy,
says Pol. One goal is to double the number of international
students in all forms of inbound mobility programs from
2015 to 2025, Pol notes.
Pol says that there may be a split between French government officials, who desire more international students
for economic and global influence reasons, and leaders of
French higher education institutions, many of whom feel
that the main challenge for their institutions is much more
quality of, rather than quantity of, international students
and who must deal with the economic and administrative
challenges of addressing international student needs.

The PNVE states, "The quality of the welcome [to
students], notably in terms of administration, the improvement of residence rights, and the simplification of
such procedures, are key issues for the attractiveness of
French higher education institutions."
Under the PNVE, one aspect of the program would
assist international students to address and receive help
in addressing, the various administrative requirements for
residency and study in the country.
It would require a national effort to expand current
"guichets uniques d'accueil": one-desk stops designed to
provide international students a single location for the
different steps to be taken when arriving in France, such
as opening a bank account, lodging, and formalities for
getting the carte de séjour residency card required for
students to stay in the country. Guichets uniques have
already existed in some cities, such as Paris, for 10 years.
The PNVE also calls for the development of quality student housing. The PNVE's elements affecting international
students are expected to take effect beginning in fall 2016,
in time for the start of the next academic year.
Other introduced legislation would simplify the rights
of international students to study and work in the country.
Under current law, undergraduate and all other students
except at the master's or doctorate level must have residency permits stamped each year. Under the proposed
new requirement, students would be able to obtain
residency permits for the entire length of their student
experience in the country.
Under the legislation, a "carte de séjour pluriannuelle," which is presently granted to a limited number
of international students, would be given to all qualified students when needed. A maximum length of four
years would be created, especially for researchers and
students at PhD level or for working students who have
graduated in France at the master's level. In addition, the

Laurent Fabius,
French Minister
of Foreign Affairs
and International
Development at the
launch of France
Alumni in November
2014.

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