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The French Baccalauréat

The Equivalence of Certificates

The excellent results of the French Baccalaureate (Bac), issued after completion of secondary school
education (Grade 12) and equivalent to the Indian ’10+2′, reflect the quality of teaching at LFIM. 

Every year, our students receive a record 100%, with honours.

With this world renowned diploma in hand, our students have access to every continent on earth in order to pursue their higher education.

The French and Indian governments have signed an agreement to facilitate mutual recognition of academic qualifications.

As a consequence, the Baccalauréat certificate is now equivalent to the school leaving Certificates issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or other secondary, intermediate and pre-university educational establishments recognized by the Republic of India.

This enables students to advance their studies in both French and Indian educational systems. It further promotes mobility between the two countries.

For our students who wish to study abroad, the opportunities are manifold.

The United States, Canada, United Kingdom and France remain the countries where our children apply and study in prestigious universities and colleges.

Of the 2.5 million students who study in France’s higher education system, 12% are from abroad. French campuses have an international presence with students from all over the world.

A Global Baccalauréat


France is home to the oldest and most renowned universities in the world, and ranks 3rd amongst the top 10 countries for students to pursue their higher education.

The unique combination of excellent higher education at an affordable cost, scholarships and lucrative career opportunities make France a unique destination for students.

Additionally, Indian students who complete a Master’s or higher degree in France are eligible for an extension of their stay for two years, enabling them to look for a permanent position in line with their studies.

Leading subjects chosen by students at universities and institutes in France include:

  • Architecture
  • Business Management
  • Culinary
  • Design and Art
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Medicine
  • Political Science

At universities and institutes such as:

  • Aix-Marseille University
  • École des Beaux Arts
  • École Polytechnique
  • Essec Business School
  • HEC Paris
  • Le Cordon Bleu
  • Lycée privé Sainte-Geneviève (Ginette)
  • Paris Sciences and
    Lettres Research University (PSL)
  • Sciences Po
  • Sorbonne University

The World

The French Baccalauréat is certainly not just for France!

Students go on to the US, UK, Canada and other countries– very often to the very best colleges and universities, with many US-bound students applying to the universities of the Ivy League.

Universities globally welcome students who hold the French Baccalaureate.

They include:

  • Cambridge University, UK
  • Cornell, USA
  • Harvard University, USA
  • McGill University, Canada
  • New York University (NYU), USA
  • Yale, USA

Colleges select candidates from all kinds of backgrounds with diverse and differing profiles. They look for bilingual students and students who have studied humanities, including philosophy, history and literature. For articulate, cultivated students who know how to reason and defend their beliefs.

For this reason, French Baccalauréat graduates are offered places in the best of universities and colleges, all of whom recognize the Bac for the demanding, rigorous and knowledge-rich diploma that it is.

Evidently, the Bac is an excellent passport to universities across the world.