A word from our director


Dear Student,

You have made the excellent decision to come study in France, and we will be delighted to welcome you to our schools.

France International Graduate Schools – FIGS, offers you the opportunity to study in French or in English, in more than 20 fields of expertise. You will also be free to choose your campus site among 10 amazing cities in France.

FIGS is the prospect of earning a quality accredited degree; studying in one of our schools will not only bring you theoretical knowledge, but also hands-on practice and training, which is essential for your employability in the future.

Finally, FIGS has a dedicated international admissions office, which will guide you through the choice of your program, assist you during the admission process, and help you prepare your arrival in France.

Our team will be happy to help you with any further information you may require.

Let us help you achieve your objectives!

Bénédicte FAVRE

Director for International Development

FACTS AT A GLANCE

 

Official Name : France International Graduate Schools

Type of university : Private

Vision : Our Group structures around the concept of the ‘International Professional University’, was founded by corporate managers who shared an ambitious vision for education, people and business. It has built its belief in the future on these values.

Founding values : Humanism, Entrepreneurship and Professionalism.

Location : 10 high tech campus sites. Find out more about FIGS campus here.

Study areas : A unique range of multidisciplinary programs:

Courses and programs : FIGS offers more than 60 undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study. Refer to study fields for a breakdown and to learn more about the courses and programs.

 

 

 

 

Key statistics

Our pedagogy and training method An Interactive, Innovative and Professional Teaching Method

With the goals of promoting societal commitment, combine economic development and social matters, develop an apprenticeship pedagogy leading to employment.

The teaching method provided to all students is based on experience and professionalization. It is part of an action-based philosophy which places the individual and its entrepreneurship power at the center of its projects.

The Teaching Staff: Academic Dimension and Professionalism

Equally composed of university lecturers/researchers and professionals coming from the business world, the teaching staff embodies a distinctive feature: a link between academic system and professional world.

Personalized Course and Double Degrees

The Group offers courses for all profiles at each life step. A system of links between courses and double degrees is in place to enjoy the variety and richness of this unique set of trainings. This in order to give to everyone the opportunity to build its own study path, close from its professional plans.

A Teaching Method Based on Action

Connected campus and training centers, eLearning, project mode learning and innovative teaching methods are key elements in an interactive educational method where learners are actors of their own future. By integrating face-to-face and distance learnings, it answers the needs of every public. Thanks to human scaled classes, learners enjoy an individualized support, which remains the best guarantee of success.

Equal opportunities

The aim of the Group is to develop the individual potential of its students. What distinguishes a professional who has been educated by our Group from an equally well-qualified counterpart is their personal and employment potential.

“Our strength lies in our ability to awaken or reawaken potential and talent”, says Managing Director. “This is why we developed by a wide range of training mechanisms at all levels, from the most basic right up to the post graduate levels

The 3 pillars of the Group:

1/ Development of professional skills though training programs leading to the award of certified diplomas, degrees and qualifications.

2/ Training which develops responsible and enlightened professionals who reintroduce the concept of citizenship into the corporate environment.

3/ Support successful achievement with a high level of personalization.

  • Our Career Services makes job searches more effective. 6 months after graduation, 87% of the Group’s students are in permanent employment.
  • The Skills Passport or Student Record Book. Every student has their own Record Book where projects are recorded throughout their period of study. This provides the material for a detailed profile of each individual and an assessment of 4 forms of intelligence: professional, interpersonal, situation-based and emotional intelligence.

 

OUR VISION

In an increasingly interactive, complex and globalized economy, our schools prepare students to develop and manage new business models and to challenge paradigms.

Our core values are based on the belief that there can be no lasting economic success without social success.

The Group shares a common vision, that of an education built on key values – Humanism / Entrepreneurship / Professionalism – and on a teaching philosophy that emphasizes encouragement and individual support.

For 40 years, the IGS Group has been true to its founding values: humanism, ethics and entrepreneurship. In this respect, it is a pioneer and innovator in the increasingly complex employment marketplace.

 

Building on its social commitment, it is involved in developing businesses, sustainable social relationships and teaching managerial development.

 

Faced with the challenges of the future, the IGS Group is one of the most committed players in decision-making relating to changes in the way in which work is structured and economic performance, while remaining at the cutting edge of technological advances.”

Roger Serre

Managing Director, IGS Group

OUR MISSION

France International Graduate schools – FIGS is a leading French private University Group, and comprises 20 schools with decades of experience to offer international students a full range of Bachelor, Master, MBA and Executive Education Programs taught in English.

FIGS offers a large range of programs, taught in French or in English in 10 French cities, with most important hubs being Paris and Lyon. At FIGS you can choose over 60 degree programs across 20 study fields with 6 major disciplines: Business, Communication, Tourism, Computer Sciences, Design, and Environment.

Whether you are interested in undergraduate studies or looking to boost your career with a postgraduate degree, FIGS has just what you need. Alternatively, FIGS also offers short term options such as summer sessions and foundation programs: enjoy a fantastic cultural experience while studying in one of our French campus.

We specifically designed programs that are strongly connected to real business life. Our students benefit from exceptional opportunities through our network of 10,000+ partner companies and +94,000 alumni worldwide.

 

Meet our team

“Active in international development for over 20 years now, I love meeting people from different cultures.

Always in a plane or somewhere on the other side of the planet. My team says that I am a hyperactive lady.”

Bénédicte FAVRE

Director of International Development

“Working in an International environment since 6 years, passionate with multicultural challenges, I’m an enthusiastic person but mostly very stubborn!

 

I have a thing for cards and for old movies and a real excitement for French cheese!”

 

Alison ROBERT

International Coordinator

“After my graduation in 2003 in Senegal, I decided to study a Master in Business in Paris.

 

Then, I joined multiple companies in sales & marketing functions, eventually I worked in network management. I joined FIGS’ team to advise and help African students to come study in France.

 

I’m quite passionate and sensitive to social impact: this mission engenders personal fulfillment. I’m here for others, no matter the culture, learning everyday about their different experiences.”

Ismaila WADE

Area Manager

“I love so much being in touch with students from all over the world! What I like the most? Discovering a country through student’s stories: how they cook, which music they listen to and what landscapes look like!

 

Travelling is for me a second nature even if I’m really scared of flying!

 

Passionate with vintage I like to travel to London especially to Camden to do shopping. I even created my own vintage accessories inspired by Art Nouveau.”

Monia RIVIERE

International Assistant

“Working in the field of higher education for the last 3 years, I see myself as Adventurer, Resourceful and Dynamic!

 

“International” is a part of my DNA! I have been traveling since my childhood! I love to travel to meet new people and of course new landscape!

 

I’m passionate by my country “France” and it’s always a pleasure to get people come in France”

Maxime MALASSAGNE

Area Manager

“I grew up in Paris, studied in San Diego, worked in Shanghai and I have now the privilege to work with African countries. I’m seen as easy going, and a as a great representative of the French “Art de vivre”.

 

I have a thing for Japanese food, French wine and African dances.

 

Is that international enough for you?”

 

Arnaud MERRI

Area Manager