“This new measure is closer to the Anglo-Saxon model which historically attracts a different population in its universities than ours,” Mathias Bernard, president of Clermont Auvergne (UCA) university told Le Figaro. “Most of our students come from the Francophone parts of the world [mainly in Africa] and those students are really going to be threatened by this”.
Universities that choose not to apply the hike won't be flouting the law. French universities are allowed to waive fees for up to 10 percent of their students.
Fees — frais
Studies — études
Unions — syndicat
Law — loi
Degree — diplôme (general), diplôme or license (university level)
Qualifications — diplôme