Studying in France is relatively inexpensive because the French government funds a significant share of the cost. Annual tuition in a public university is between 175 and 570 Euros, depending on the program. Costs in private institutions are higher. As for living expenses, residing outside Paris makes studying in France even less expensive. Students are also entitled to various discounts: food (a meal in a university restaurant costs around 3 euros), leisure (discounts for movies, museums, etc.), rent (see CAF,fr), transportation (discounts are possible for train, bus, and even plane rides) - remember, international students are treated just like French students, so whatever benefits they get, you're likely to receive them too!