Created in 2019, this certificate stemmed from the initiative to make France more attractive to international students, it was and still is a way to guarantee the best conditions during an international students time abroad.
Based on a number of criteria, the certificate covers the main areas of hosting an international student :
- access to information
- recruitment and welcoming procedures
- the course offer and support
- campus life and housing facilities
- post-graduate follow-up and networking
The Welcome to France certificate is valid for a four year period, during which the school will be reevaluated by a committee of experts.