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S.No List of French Universities
University of Aix-marseille I

The University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I) is chaired by Mr Jean-Paul Caverni, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, and administered by a Board of Administration (CA) which he chairs. The universities try not to compete for students, rather, they offer expertise in different domains. Bachelor and Master Degrees in Arts and Social Sciences are pursued at the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I. The Common Service Documentation is responsible for implementing the policy document of the University of Provence Aix-Marseille 1, whose goal is to provide the academic community, students as teachers and researchers, access to all documentation required by the teaching and research in the areas covered by the university.

University of Aix-marseille II

In 1409, a decision of Louis II of Provence is behind the creation of the University of Aix-en-Provence(Aix-Marseille II). Since 1994 the University of Aix-Marseille II is known as University of the Mediterranean and its mission, its operations are governed by the Code of Education. The University of the Mediterranean (Aix-Marseille II) has the mission of developing and transmitting knowledge through initial training and continuous development of scientific and technological research and dissemination and exploitation of its results orientation and professional integration. This university offers Bachelor and Mater courses in the area of Medicine, pharmacy, Science, Economics etc.

University of Aix-marseille III

University Aix-Marseille III is located at the crossing of the Rhine-Rhone and the Mediterranean Arc. Cultural Capital in Greek and Latin Ligurian shore, Marseille is from the first century of our era, famous for its schools of medicine and rhetoric. Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III) participated in the construction of the European Space for Education and Research and strengthens its ties with emerging countries on the basis of strong thematic cooperation to meet most effectively the tasks entrusted (training, research and employability of its graduates). This university provides Bachelor , Master and Doctorate programs in the area of Law, Political Sciences, Applied Economics and Business anagement.

University of Picardie Jules Verne

The University of Picardie Jules Verne is a university located in Amiens, France, and is under the Academy of Amiens. It was founded in 1970 and is organized in 12 Faculties. After several years the University of Picardie was officially decreed on 17th December 1970. The UPJV concentrates on quality rather than quantity. This university aim to transmit knowledge and to maintain a high level of teaching. The University of Picardie Jules Verne offers a wide selection of courses in Humanities, Technology, Science, Law and sports.

University of Angers

The University of Angers is situated in the town of the same name, in western France. It was founded in 1356, closed down in 1793 and reestablished in 1971. The University of Angers is located in the heart of a region reputed for the quality of its standard of life. The University of Angers, through its laboratories (and in partnership with major national and international research groups) is continuing its pursuit of research excellence while maintaining its full commitment and contribution to regional economic development. The University of Angers is an active partner in the building of a united Europe and is committed to the development of a unified degree program across the continent. The University of Angers also offers new, career-specific programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels

University of Artois

A modern, forward-looking institution, it meets the changing needs of the educational system, with up-to-date teaching methods combining the acquisition of knowledge and preparation for the world of business. The University of Arotis currently has a total of 16,000 students on 10 different campuses: Arras, Béthune, Douai, Gravelines, Lens, Liévin, Lille, Outreau, Valenciennes and Villeneuve d′Ascq. The Université d′Artois is involved in state-of-the-art research work in a variety of fields through its 14 government-approved Research Centres. The University offers a wide range of courses (from two-year undergraduate courses to 8-year doctorate) in both higher and further education in the fields of Humanities, Law, Economics and Management, Sciences and Technology as well as Physical Training and Education.

University of Antilles and Guyana(UAG)

UAG, one of the French universities, is not located on the European continent but 7000 kilometres away from France. However, UAG is particularly privileged as far as the original geographical context in which it evolves is concerned: it has 6 campuses on three different territories, namely Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique which are known as DFA′s (Départements Français d′Amérique) or DOM′s ( Départements Français d′Outre-Mer). UAG is at the crossroads of the South American continent and the Eastern Archipelago of the Lesser Antilles. This University offers Bachelor, Master, Diploma and Doctor programs.

University of Avignon

The University of Avignon is a French university, based in Avignon and it is under the Academy of Aix and Marseille. A university is a Public Institution of Higher Education and Research (EPESR) whose fundamental mission to contribute to the development of research and higher level of scientific, cultural and professional nation and individuals. The University of Avignon was founded more than 700 years ago, today it welcomes more than 7 500 students in rooms dedicated to the Education and Research in France. For past twelve years, the development in the two major areas such as science / AgroSciences and culture / heritage makes this university recognized and more popular. This university offers Master, Doctorate and other courses.

University of Cergy

Cergy-Pontoise University(University of Cergy) is a state university and a leading centre of teaching and research, which comprises of 19,250 students and out of which 1,700 international students are studying in this university. The university is ideally located in the west of Paris that is 30 kms from central Paris. This university provides 135 Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in a wide range of fields. In addition to the courses traditionally available in all major universities, Cergy-Pontoise offers vocational courses responding to the needs of today’s economy. Cergy-Pontoise University is ranked first among French Universities in the field of literature, second in the field of history and geography,third in the field of law and fourth in the field of modern languages.

University of technology at Compiegne(UTC).

UTC is a public institution specialized in science and technology. It was created in 1972 as a new model in the French higher education system.The educational objective for UTC consists in training engineers and future managers for the nation′s various economic sectors. UTC’s main missions are education, research and transfer of technology. It is well integrated within the European system of higher education and it has pursued, since its creation, an ambitious international policy. One of the UTC priorities has always been to give its curricula and research an international dimension by creating partnerships with universities all over the world.UTC is an engineering institution that has more than 4000 students. It trains engineers, Master′s and PhD students who benefit from the technological innovation taking place in UTC′s research units.

University de Bourgogne, Dijon

University de Bourgogne(UB) Located in Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, UB has its main campus in Dijon, and several others spread across Burgundy. UB fulfils a dual mission of education and research in all scientific fields, among which Social sciences, Humanities, Physical sciences, and Life sciences are important. It counts 10 faculties, 4 engineering schools, and 3 institutes of technology .UB enrols 27,000 students, among whom 3,000 international students, every year. UB offers 70 Bachelor programs, 95 Masters programs, 16 Undergraduate technological programs, 4 Postgraduate engineering programs, as well as PhD programs in every field.

University of Evry

The University of Evry is a public university in Évry, France. It was Created in 1991 as part of the expansion of higher education in the Île-de-France region around Paris, it has a student body of over 10,000, including over 160 majors and 3 doctoral programs.The University of Evry is composed of 4 Faculties, 2 departments, an Engineering School and an Institute for Technology. The university is also a significant research centre developing major projects, in particular those concerning Biology in conjunction with the Genopole. The University offers Licence, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate courses in Science, Technology, Law, Economics, Management and the Social Sciences. It also offers two-year courses of study: the DEUST and the DUT.

MINES ParisTech

MINES ParisTech(The Ecole des Mines de Paris), is one of the oldest French higher education institutions in engineering. MINES ParisTech is based on creativity, and anticipating a constantly evolving world with its wide range of disciplines, the School is a leader in many areas. ParisTech is a collective entity that includes 12 of the most prestigious French institutes of education and research. The uniersity library houses 378 different periodicals as well as online electronic resources: 5,600 electronic publications/53,300 resources and 1,300 digital books. This university provides Master and Post Master courses in Science, Engineering as well as Advanced Master and Doctorate programs.

University of Grenoble I

University Joseph Fourier Grenoble I(UJF) is one of the top universities in France. It provides students with its high-quality education, enabling them to gain strong professional skills. UJF is active within 70 laboratories and its top level research is developed in partnership with national research bodies and major international facilities. Around 17000 students are studying at UJF and if offers a wide range of disciplines covering sciences, technology, medicine and society. Joseph Fourier University welcomes about 2300 foreign students every year, including more than 400 who take part in exchange programmes. UJF offers a variety of Bachelor and Master programs (52 bachelor′s degrees, 84 research-oriented or vocational master′s degrees) and has 8 doctoral schools in many fields.

University of Grenoble II

University of Grenoble II (Pierre Mendès France University of Grenoble) located in an outstanding geographical area in the middle of the French Alps welcomes every year more than 19,000 students, among which 3 000 are foreign students. A leading centre for mountain sports and open air leisure activities, Grenoble attracts many students and researchers who choose to stay because of its exceptional surroundings. The University offers a wide range of teaching programs in Social and Human Sciences such as Economy, Law, Government, Management, History, Art History, Philosophy, Town Planning, Psychology, Sociology, Education sciences, Musicology, Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences.

University of le Havre

The University of Le Havre was founded in 1984.The University of Le Havre ranks fifth in Europe. Ever since its creation, the university has developed an outward-looking attitude and is in tune with the regional environment. This university consists of around 6,700 students among which 1,000 students are foreigners from about 20 nationalities.It offers Bachelor,Master and Doctorate programs.This university offers two MBAs (Department of International Management/ ISEL), one Master′s degree in logistics for foreign students and one ERASMUS MUNDUS program in law. It gives opportunity for students to start or pursue the study of one of the 12 foreign languages taught at the University.

University of Law and Health of Lille II

Lille 2 University of Health and Law is one of the largest university in Europe. Lille 2 University offers its students a top-quality education within the new European norms of Licence (Bachelor), Master and Doctorate programs. The University’s international commitments involve many people and meet four major goals contributing to the self-fulfilment of students,furthering their professional integration, promoting the quality of the university’s courses and developing inter-university partnerships. It linked to the great national research organizations, and the University brings together world famous researchers in laboratories equipped with the latest technology.

University Claude Bernard Lyon I

The University Claude Bernard Lyon 1(UCBL) offers both scientific and medical degree programs and is one of the largest universities in France. This University also known as Université Lyon 1 or UCBL, is one of the three public universities of Lyon, France. The dominant areas of study covered by the university are science and medicine. The main administrative, teaching and research facilities are located in Villeurbanne. Other campus are the domains of Gerland, Rockefeller and Laennec. It includes more than 28,000 students,2,000 teaching and research staff,1,200 engineering, administrative and technical staff. The two main sectors at UCBL Lyon 1 are Science and Technology and Health Sciences.

Lumière University Lyon 2

The Lumière University Lyon 2 is a French university, based in Lyon. It is part of the Academy of Lyon. Lyon 2 is a pioneer University in the educational use of information and communication technology for education (TICE).A total of 27,500 students are studying there for a three-to-eight year degree. The library contain over 450,000 books and an online catalogue. Lyon 2 Lumière University offers a wide variety of courses in 4 fields : Humanities and Social Sciences, Society and Environment, Economics and Management and Law. Lyon 2 Lumière University is one of the first universities to have integrated the European higher education scheme right from the start of the academic year 2004. The courses are organized within the scope of the LMD′ system (Bachelor′s degree - Master′s degree - PhD).

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University

Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 (University Jean Moulin LYON III) is a French public university, based in Lyon. It is under the supervision of the Academy of Lyon. UJM welcomes 22,500 students every year with more than 4,000 overseas students from 120 different nationalities. There are numerous workshops on offer to students, including a choir, a theatre group, an orchestra, a cinema club and a photographic group. The Mission Handicap team in the university provides a vital service for all disabled students wishing to study at the University. Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 University offers a wide range of courses such as 11 Undergraduate degree courses 19 Master′s degree courses offering a wide range of courses to choose from, over 60 specialized fields.

Catholic University of Lyon

The Catholic University of Lyon (Université Catholique de Lyon), also known as the Catholic Institute of Lyon (Institut catholique de Lyon), is a private university based in Lyon, France. The Catholic University of Lyon was founded in 1875 and with its location at the heart of a regional capital, it seeks to promote academic excellence, creativity and integrity. Students at the Catholic University of Lyon are offered modules in Personal and Cultural Development in addition to their academic programs. The Catholic University of Lyon has 5 faculties, 15 education and research units, 7,400 students and auditors, including 1,300 international students. This university offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.

University of Marne-la-Vallée

The University of Marne-la-Vallée is a new university founded in 1991. Its site consists of a multidisciplinary university and a Technological institute. It aims at becoming a center of excellence in higher education and research fields and is a dynamic component in developing the eastern region of Paris. University of Marne-la-Vallée is one of the founders establishments of the new Pole of Research and graduate education, in the form of a publicly-owned establishment of scientific co-operation: University Paris-Est. Law and medical studies are not offered at this university. It provides Bachelor(Licences), Master And Doctorate programs.

University of Metz

University of Metz (Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, or UPV-M) is a French university, based in the Metz. It is under the Academy of Nancy and Metz. The Paul-Verlaine University enjoys a privileged position at one of the busiest hubs of Europe opening up to Germany and the Benelux countries with an enrolment currently exceeding 14,000 students. Research at UPV-M is considered a key driving force for the courses provided in the ‘LMD system’ it means that it works in tone with the industrial, economic and social environment. This university offers courses such as Bachelor , Master, Diploma nad Doctorate in Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Science and Technology, Letters and Languages, Law, Economics and Management.

University of Nancy

The original University of Nancy(Nancy-Université) was founded in 1572 in the nearby city of Pont-à-Mousson, and transferred to Nancy in 1768.This University is traditionally committed to international exchanges. Since 1987, Nancy 2 has participated to the SOCRATES-ERASMUS programs and welcomes every year about 200 Erasmus students in its various departments With over 50 000 students, Nancy has the fifth largest student population in France. Nancy-Université federates the three principal institutes of higher education of Nancy, in Lorraine: Henri Poincaré University, Nancy 2 University and Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL). If offers Bahelor, Master and Diploma corues in various fields.
E-mail: Marie-Christine.Viry @

University of Nice

The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) is a university located in Nice, France and neighboring areas. It was founded in 1965 and is organized in 8 faculties, 2 autonomous institutes and an engineering school. The Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis put a series of tools at your disposal to communicate, share, train and start your digital life at University. The Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis delivers nearly 230 national diplomas among which a hundred training courses are given for professional purposes. This university offers courses in the area of Science, Engineering, Law, Sports, Humanities etc.
E-mail: SCUIO (@

Creipac - Nouvelle Caledonie

Creipac is a public institution dedicated to the promotion of the French language in the Pacific region. The school is situated in old historical buildings by the sea. Creipac is a small establishment which is open all year round and provides tailor-made teaching according to the needs of students. A large choice of classes is available and the fully qualified teachers have very good experience in teaching French as a second language. CREIPAC offers classes for everyone whatever age or level you are, you will find a class that suits you.

University of Orleans

The University of Orléans (Université d′Orléans) is a French university, in the Academy of Orléans and Tours. The university mainly focuses on the process of the promotion of research and technology. The university of Orleans started the European degree system in September 2004. The University of Orleans welcomes over 15000 students on four sites : Bourges, Chartres , Indre (Chateauroux and Issoudun) and Orleans. In the year of 2006, the University has celebrated its 700th anniversary. This university has now Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in the area of Science, Law, Economics, Humanities and many more.

Univerisity of Paris-sud 11

The University of Paris-Sud 11 (Université Paris-Sud 11) is the largest campus in France. It has five locations, namely in the towns of Orsay, Sceaux, Châtenay-Malabry, Cachan, and Kremlin-Bicêtre, all in the southern suburbs of Paris. Paris-Sud is ranked 49th in the 2008 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and is the second best French University according to this methodology. Every year, the University welcomes 11,200 new students and in 2008-2009 over 4,800 students from over 132 countries came to the University. Paris-Sud University is involved in almost all fields except human sciences. This university provides basic training of a high scientific level (Bachelor′s and Master’s degrees, higher education diplomas, PhDs etc.) in close collaboration with research teams.
E-mail: taraneh.guilandoust @

University of Perpignan

The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (Université de Perpignan Via Domitia), also known as UPVD, is a French university, located in Perpignan.The title “Via Domitia”- name of the ancient Roman road connecting Spain and Italy - was chosen in order to emphasise the cultural links between the University of Perpignan, the people of the Mediterranean basin, and people all over the world. The University offers a wide range of subjects and welcomes many students from abroad. It also has contacts with many other universities - in Catalonia, obviously - but also from overseas. This university provides Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in many fields.

University of Paris Sorbonne

The University of Paris Sorbonne (Université de Paris) was founded in the mid 12th century, likely between 1160 and 1170. In 1971, after the university reforms, the five faculties of the former University of Paris were split and then re-formed into thirteen interdisciplinary universities. The Paris-Sorbonne University is the largest institution in France focusing on the Humanities, and more particularly Classical Studies. Paris-Sorbonne welcomes a total of about 23,000 students and this university offers Bachelor, Master, Doctorates, MBAs and teacher’s certification in many disciplines, under the supervision of 1200 faculty members.

University of Paris II

The Pantheon-Assas Paris II University or University of Pasris II(Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II) is one of the 13 universities descended from the University of Paris and it is considered as France′s first law university. The university encourages, sponsors, and organizes a full array of pedagogical, professional, athletic and cultural activities from conferences and symposiums, debates, to moot courts etc. The University of Panthéon-Assas is dedicated to upholding the tradition from which it arose, preserving, yet ever-striving to raise its level of excellence in the following disciplines: Private Law and Criminal Science, Public Law, Political Science, Roman Law, History of Law, Economics , Business Administration, Information and Communication Sciences.

University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie

Pierre and Marie Curie University (University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie or UPMC ) is a French university, principal heir to the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Paris. UPMC is now the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in all fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level. UPMC maintains close relationships with a large number of foreign universities. It is a leading participant in prestigious European and international networks such as UNICA, LERU, EUA and AUF. University provides the high-level Master programs and its undergraduate degrees suited to every student profile, UPMC daily demonstrates that only training that is backed onto research and open to living knowledge leads to the jobs of tomorrow.

French Universities