Study in Nice

Study in Nice with EF and immerse yourself in the sophisticated lifestyle of the sun-drenched French Riviera.

For generations, Nice has been a favorite destination for jet-setting celebrities and European royalty. Spend a year studying in Nice and go beyond tourism to discover an important French city that’s much more than just yachts and designer storefronts. Nice is the 2nd most-visited city in all of France and our internships in the tourism industry ensure that you tap into a major engine of the local economy.

Several universities also call Nice home, including the ESRA film school whose students have gone on to show films at the nearby Cannes Film Festival. EF Nice is just steps from the beaches and palm tree-lined Promenade des Anglais, quite possibly the world’s most elegant boardwalk. Our study programs in Nice are enhanced by a completely refurbished building, complete with expansive skylights so you can enjoy the Côte d’Azur’s picture perfect weather even when inside.

France’s Mediterranean Gem

There’s no denying Nice’s good looks. Long stretches of pebbled beaches hug an azure blue coastline. Colorful façades in pastel hues surround the yacht-filled harbor. The flat shoreline stretches out into hilly forests before reaching the foot of the Alps. And large city squares fill daily with the rainbow colored stalls of local floral and produce markets.

Study in Nice and explore charms that extend far beyond physical beauty. Browse the fresh vegetable and local meat stands in the old town, and get to know the boisterous flower vendors at the Cours Saleya market. Cool off in the Mediterranean after class, and spend warm evenings watching yachts pull into port. Most visitors are only lucky enough to stay here for a few days; spend a year in Nice with EF and you’ll get to call the French Riviera home.

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Program Highlights
  • Combine language and academic studies
  • Study abroad for 6, 9 or 11 months
  • Achieve complete language fluency
  • Network with students from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Great location a 5-minute walk from Nice’s famous beach
  • A bright and modern school featuring the latest learning technology
  • EF Nice was awarded the prestigious Label Qualité Français Langue Etrangère
  • Explore the nearby shops and cafés of Promenade des Anglais
  • 10-minute walk to the lively Mediterranean city center

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Your pathway to fluency

Combined language and academic studies. You’ll achieve language fluency with your personalized program – while focusing on the career or academic pursuit of your choice.

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  • EF Intensive Program

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Beginner to Advanced

    9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

    32 of 40 min per week

    Start dates
    January, April, June and September

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      • EF General Program

        A well-rounded program of language study

        26 Lessons / weekLearn more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        26 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June and September

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      • EF Exam Preparation Program

        Prepare for and take an internationally recognized language exam.

        32 Lessons / weekLearn more

        Beginner to Advanced

        9 months, 11 months (year) or 6 months (semester)

        32 of 40 min per week

        Start dates
        January, April, June & September

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      Live like a local

      Experience total cultural immersion. You’ll feel at home in Nice – whether you’re staying with a French family or living steps from the Mediterranean in EF’s residence.

      • EF Homestay

        Immerse yourself in the daily life of your new host country by living in a private local home. You’ll enrich your understanding of the culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and acquire a more authentic accent. Homestay hosts are conveniently located, so that you can come and go as you please.

      • EF Residence

        Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

      Nice videos & photos

      • Bienvenue à EF Nice
      • EF Nice France Français
      • EF Nice France English
      • EF Academic Year Abroad (adults, 16+)

      Student talk: Nice

      • HannaSweden
      • MärtaSweden
      • Daisuke NishimuraJapan
      • “I love the the French Riviera. Nice will always hold a special place in my heart.”


      • “Nice is really cool, restaurants are everywhere and the weather is lovely!”


      • “What I learned at EF has made a difference in my life because I realized the importance of taking on new challenges.”

        Daisuke Nishimura

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      Student life in Nice

      Nice just might be the Mediterranean’s most sophisticated city. Culture-hounds, gourmands, sun-seekers and art-lovers can all easily get their fix in the capital of the Cote d’Azur. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to introduce you to everything Nice has to offer, starting, of course, with its crystal blue coastline.

      Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
      Watch yachts pull into port as you stroll down the Promenade des Anglais, the world’s most elegant boardwalk. Meander through the maze of streets in Vieux Nice, stopping at the vibrant colors of the daily Cours Saleya flower and fruit market. People-watch and soak up sun from the comfort of a beach chair on the Plage Publique des Ponchettes. Sample fresh seafood at a sidewalk café on Place Rossetti. Browse the galleries of the dozens of museums and head to the hillside Parc du Chateau for spectacular views of the Cote d’Azur.
      Avenue Jean Medecin is the principal shopping street in Nice and is lined by the storefronts of chic boutiques and brand-name shops. Here you’ll find the Galeries Lafayette, the iconic department store specializing in high-end French brands.
      Swim in the azure blue seas just a short walk from EF’s classrooms. Join friends for beach volleyball matches on the main beach or take in the coastal views while parasailing behind a jet boat. Try scuba diving around the fish-filled shores or strap on a pair of rollerblades and glide down the Promenade des Anglais.
      On the weekends, go beyond city limits to discover the beautiful Cote d’Azur cities of Cannes Antibes, St. Tropez and Ventimiglia. Glimpse royalty on a trip to Monaco and get a taste for cosmopolitan living in the international capitals of Paris and Barcelona.
      Nice has the French Riviera’s finest nightlife. Evenings usually begin by sipping crisp white wine at a Vieux Nice café before heading to a flashy live performance at the Cabaret du Casino Ruhl. Boisterous bars can be found in the city’s old quarter while glitzy nightclubs are common along the waterfront.

      Prices & Dates for Nice

      Personalized and flexible. Your program is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates in January, April, June and September and programs lasting 6, 9 and 11 months – you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

      Included in the Price

      • 20,26 or 32 French lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
      • EF Placement test and progress tracker
      • EF Course Certificate
      • EFELT report
      • Online pre & post course
      • Access to My EF™ from enrollment
      Lesson materials
      • Digital learning media (tablet)
      • Academic material
      • Welcome package and orientation
      • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
      • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
      • Weekends: all the meals
      • Twin room with homestay
      CourseStart DatesSemesterYear11 months
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      $ 13,990$ 18,490$ 23,690Get price details
      Exam Preparation
      16 Jun 2014, 08 Sep 2014, 05 Jan 2015, 13 Apr 2015
      $ 14,790$ 19,650$ 25,210Get price details
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