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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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Programmes for professionals in continuing education

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a wide range of programmes open to a professional audience within the frame of continuing education.


Programmes for professionals in continuing education

Continuing education is a resumption of studies which allows professionals to complete or reorient their career path. Professionals in continuing education can enrol in various programmes, from short training programmes, to university diplomas (DU - diplômes d’université), as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes awarding national degrees. Companies looking for solutions to retrain and upskill their employees can also benefit from professional courses and qualifications.

Degree programmes for professionals

All degree programmes offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are also available to professionals, through a different application process. Contrary to university diplomas and short training programmes, degree programmes award official national degrees recognised by the State. These bachelor’s and master’s degrees allow you to acquire valuable skills on the employment market and make it easier for recruiters to assess your academic level.

You can apply to a degree programme in continuing education if you are in one of the following situations :

  • You are a salaried worker in the private or public sector, a job seeker, an unsalaried worker (agriculture, crafts, business, professions), or a private individual.
  • You wish to enrol in a cooperative training programme within the framework of a professional training contract.

Professionals who wish to complete bachelor’s or master’s programmes need to follow a different application process. All administrative procedures are handled by the School of continuing education.
People who take up studies directly after secondary education need to enrol within the framework of full-time education, which is the classic academic path for a student who has never interrupted their studies.

To view all our degree programmes, visit the online catalogue.

For more in-depth information about the application process, as well as funding and support plans, visit the on the page dedicated to professional degree programmes on the French website.

Short training programmes and university diplomas

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities also offers several short training programmes and university diplomas which help develop new skills applicable to the professional world. These continuing education programmes are designed for professionals wishing to perfect their skills in a specific area. Such programmes are available in a wide range of fields, from geopolitics to languages, and can be intended for beginners or non-specialists as well as specialists.

University diplomas (diplômes d’université – DU) are long programmes which allow professionals to specialise in a given field. They are aimed at an adult audience with academic credentials and/or specific professional experiences.
Short training programmes can have various forms and durations, and aim to teach a specific skill to an adult audience.

Contrary to diploma programmes, university diplomas and short training programmes do not lead to a degree recognised by the State, but to a certificate delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sorbonne University.
In order to be compatible with the schedules of professional audiences, some of these programmes alternate between remote and in-person sessions. Some short training programmes can be completed in a few hours or days only, and others are taught as evening classes.

Training is provided by lecturers who are experts in the relevant fields, and allow professionals to acquire practical knowledge and skills, readily applicable to a wide array of professional areas.

You can find all the necessary information about short training programmes and university diplomas in the continuing education programmes online catalogue.


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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).

Study at | The Faculty of Science & Engineering

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