France attracts international students with the accessibility of higher education . Although it is worth noting that the selection system for entrants has changed somewhat in recent years. The push to tighten the requirements was a scandal with Chinese students (2009-2010). Then, when checking the work of one of the universities of Toulon, serious violations were revealed. Because of the lack of a transparent entrance system for facultiesUniversity students were admitted who did not speak French.
Chinese in France
Toulon University is not the only one in which facts of fraud and corruption were revealed. Chinese students who do not know French, and studied in other universities of the country. The citizens of China were enrolled in Paris, not having documents confirming the levelsecondary education , and language certificates. The interest of Chinese students in French universities is understandable. Diplomas issued in France are highly appreciated in the Middle Kingdom, they open up great career prospects to their owners.
It is assumed that China and the European country have a network that helps the Chinese to receive higher education of international quality . The cost of admission, according to data obtained during investigative journalism, is 2-3 thousand euros. In 2009-2010, under suspicion were 60 Chinese students. This is 10% of all students from China who study in France. On the proceedings initiated by representatives of the French education system, none of the students showed up. After coming from the PRC were expelled from universities.
Educational special project "France - China"
After repeated scandals with Chinese students in early 2010, the representatives of the French Ministry of Education put forward the idea of expanding cooperation between the universities of the country and the PRC. The new system will make selection of students more effective and minimizes the risk of fraud. Its essence is to create transparent conditions for enrolling entrants to selected faculties and improving their knowledge of French in preparatory or special courses.