The French Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Christian Nakhlé in cooperation with Campus France Kuwait held a press conference at the French Institute on Tuesday, 2 May, that aimed at encouraging Kuwaiti students to avail of educational opportunities in France. Two Kuwaiti graduates from the French education system were present at the conference to discuss their experiences.
French Ambassador Nakhle emphasized his country educational system’s benefits, saying, “Studying in France is a huge step academically, we have excellent universities and colleges recognized by countries throughout the world. France is very attractive for both the quality of its teaching and facilities.”
He further mentioned that both French and international students pay the same fees and have social security as the country believes in equality in education for everyone.
"If you want to pursue higher education, please consider France. In 2015, we issued 57 student visas to Kuwaiti students,” he said, “We want the number to double or even more. If you want to learn English, learn it in a French-speaking environment; you will not only learn English but also you'll master the French language.”
He was particularly enthusiastic that In France, 42 percent of international students are working on their PhDs. "It means a lot to us, because the number shows how international students trust us on the doctorate level,” he said.
François Pradal, Embassy Attache for University and Scientific Cooperation, underscored that Paris has been recognized as the best city in the world for students, while nine out of ten students say that France is the best place for students.
Campus France, which is under the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Higher Education and Research, has 200 offices in 115 countries. They provide a range of services to assist Kuwaiti students interested in studying in France from completing application forms, finding suitable housing and applying for visas.