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    Im an Indonesian Im 17 years old and I want to go to France for my higher education because the tution is almost free and the education is way better than the one in my country, I want to take economy, based on my research I found these university: Paris I,PSE,TLE,SciencePo. Well 3 of them are ecole and I heard that ecole is hard to get into? why? what are the steps getting into an ecole? is it worth it going to an ecole? My favorite among 4 of them is Toulose School of Economics, do you think it is a good university? is it Hard to get in? and the second best is Paris I, but recently I read threads that are saying that Paris I is bad, the teacher and the staff are bad, is that true? what would you recommend for an economic university? what is the best university for studying economic in France? Thank You So Much!!
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    First of all, you should take note of the following:

    1) In France, the "écoles normales supérieures" are extremely pretigious universities which are know as "Grandes Ecoles". They are outside the mainstream university sysyem, which is run by the government.
    2) To get into one of these schools, you must have an excellent grasp of the French language and must then apply to the prepartory classes which take two years to complete. These are extremely selective as well, and students who are accepted follow an especially rigorous curriculum. You can read about it here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classe_...es_%C3%A9coles

    There are many schools which have a good reputation for economics in France, (Like Toulouse School of Ecomomics)but again it would be wise if you were fluent in French before applying, as many do not offer courses in English. It is not usually hard to get in but as a foreign student it might be a little more complicated.

    Paris I is not a bad university, but you must remember that every school has it's pros and cons depsite where they might be or what their reputation might dictate.

    I would recommend you try out Toulouse School of Economics, but again I would suggest looking at English speaking countries first as France is not widely known to be accomodating for those who speak no French.
 
 
 
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