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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. 

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. 

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 six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

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

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French as a foreign language (FLE) certifications

The Office of French Language Examinations for Foreign Students (Service des Examens de Langue Française réservés aux Étudiants Étrangers – SELFEE) at Sorbonne University designs pioneering French language and civilisation certifications intented for an international audience. It offers two types of certifications in French as a Foreign Language: SELFEE-Sorbonne certifications and DELF-DALF.

French as a foreign language (FLE) certifications

Sorbonne University certifications

In compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the diplomas delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sorbonne University are divided into five proficiency levels: threshold (B1), independent user (B2), advanced (C1), mastery (C2), and maestria (C3). The diplomas in the three most advanced levels (C1, C2 and C3) include a literature course that allows candidates to be better prepared for French academic studies.

Each year, over 5,000 students from more than 49 countries turn to our administrative and teaching teams to obtain their certificates. 10 sessions are organised yearly, in France and abroad.
The Sorbonne University certifications are open to all and lay emphasis on French academic practices.
There are 5 Sorbonne University certifications :

  • Language certifications with an introduction to literature
    • Sorbonne B1 - Intermediate certificate of French language
    • Sorbonne B2 - Practical certificate of French language
  • Certifications in French language, literature and civilisation
    • Sorbonne C1 - Practical certificate of French language
    • Sorbonne C2 - Diploma in French language and literature
    • Sorbonne C3 - Higher Diploma of French studies

Find more information about the registration procedure and the certifications on the page dedicated to the SELFEE (French website).

DELF-DALF certifications

The Office of French language examinations for foreign students (SELFEE) examination centre offers two certification levels : B2 DELF and C1 DALF.

The DELF (Diploma of French language studies) and the DALF (Diploma of advanced French language studies) are official diplomas issued by the French Ministry of National Education, aiming to certifying the French language skills of foreign candidates. They are valid for life and recognised internationally.

The B2 DELF certification validates an independent level and the C1 DALF certification an advanced level.

The certification exams are open to adults and youths from the age of 16. Please be aware however that candidates holding French citizenship cannot take these examinations, except for:

  • French citizens originally from a non-French-speaking country
  • French citizens who do not hold any degree from the French public system of secondary or higher education

Find more information about the registration procedure and the certifications on the page dedicated to the SELFEE (French website).

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The Faculty of Medicine 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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Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering, Oriented towards excellence