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Information for International Students

Are you a current or prospective international student? 

Whether studying on exchange or seeking a full degree at Sorbonne University, access essential contact information, resources for learning French and a glimpse into student life. 


Our Academic Programs

In Arts and Humanities, Medicine, and Science and Engineering

Choosing Sorbonne University means joining a world-renowned higher education and research institution. By joining our community of 55,000 students and 360,000 alumni worldwide, you'll be giving your all to a rigorous academic program and receiving the best in multidisciplinary teaching. 

Research and Innovation

Sorbonne University promotes excellence at the core of each of its disciplines and develops numerous interdisciplinary programs capable of meeting the major challenges of the 21st century.

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Participate in the great adventure of learning, succeed in high-level studies and prepare to create the future.

Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

Alliance 4EU+

The 4EU+ Alliance

In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with seven universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva, Paris Pantheon-Assas University and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, eight large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

Les Alliances de Sorbonne Université

How to get prepared for the new academic year 2023-2024

Discover our step-by-step guide to get ready for the start of the new academic year. Learn everything there is to know from the application process to the beginning of the first term.

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Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students and offers them a wide range of training as well as support adapted to their profile and their project.

Associative life

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students.

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Make the most of our health services as we provide you with the information and resources needed to:

  1. help you opt for smart lifestyle choices,
  2. maintain a good health.

Healthcare insurance in France

Student background Necessary procedures to be completed
Non-European students arriving in France for the next academic year and residents of France's overseas collectivities (* Wallis and Futuna)

Registering for healthcare insurance is mandatory. Registration is free of charge and completed online.

  • Step 1: log in to the website of social security registration and register (you can watch the tutorial).
  • Step 2: create your account on ameli.fr to track your reimbursements and find additional information (once registered, your medical fees are reimbursed up to 60%).
Non-European students already registered You don't need to complete any process.
European students

    If you hold the citizenship of a country from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you don't need to register in the French healthcare insurance system (sécurité sociale). You have access to medical care in France with your European Health Insurance Card. This card must be requested in your country of origin and must be valid until at least the end of the academic year.

    Subscribing to a mutuelle helps you top up the reimbursements of your medical expenses (the 30% not covered by the basic social security scheme).

    Taking out a mutuelle is not mandatory, but highly recommended to safeguard your health and your budget.

    There are two student complementary health insurance (or mutuelles étudiantes):

    They have branches near the Jussieu campus and all over France, which you can visit to find all the information you need to compare the different guarantees on offer. It is important to check that health insurance you choose offers a civil liability valid for both your private and student life. That way, you'll be covered on your place of study and the place of your internship.

    Healthcare services at Sorbonne University

    Do you need an urgent or nursing care, health advice, emergency contraception, etc.?
    Nurses are available in the infirmary from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

    You can make appointments with general practitioners and specialists at the University's Health Division (the Service universitaire de médecine préventive et de promotion de la santé, or SUMPPS). Some visits are free, including for contraception, testing, vaccinations, nutrition and psychological monitoring.This service also hosts health information and promotion activities. Its staff can be found on the Pierre et Marie Curie campus on a regular basis.
    Book an appointment

    *You can also get contact information for a doctor and make an appointment online on the doctolib.fr website

    We help you and support you throughout your time at university with individual, confidential assistance.
    For more information, visit our Disability Resources page.

    emergency numbers

    • 112, European emergency number
    • 15, Emergency Medical Service
      (Service d’aide médicale urgente, or SAMU)
    • 18, Fire Brigade
    • 3624, House-call doctor service
      Available 24/7