Summer and Winter universities and conferences

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers several programmes and conferences open to the general public.


Summer and Winter universities

Sorbonne Summer and Winter universities are special programmes offering multidisciplinary academic-level courses to all audiences twice a year, in summer and in winter. These two-week long courses are taught by Sorbonne University’s lecturers and researchers. They include, among many subjects, French as a Foreign Language courses (FLE), which are taught in collaboration with the Office of Foreign Languages (SIAL). These courses are open to anyone wanting to learn more about French culture, from international academics to tourists visiting the city, and are a great opportunity to follow unique academic-level courses without having to be registered at the university. All courses take place in person and registration is done online.
1.    Registering for a course

  • Tuition fees
  • Prerequisites
    For multidisciplinary courses held in French, the expected level of proficiency in the language is B1 of the CEFR. However, no proof is required. Multidisciplinary courses are preferably intended for participants who have studied at university level for a minimum of two years.
  • Certificate
    The courses are non-degree. A certificate is given to each participant at a cocktail party at the end of the course. It attests to their participation in the Sorbonne summer university.

2.     Discover the courses

Conferences for the general public

The Faculty of Arts and humanities organises different lecture series that address a great diversity of themes and disciplinary fields, providing the general public with an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, and gain an understanding of current issues.
These lectures are taught in French by renowned researchers and lecturers, and are open to all without any age restrictions of academic requirements.
These lecture series do not, however, lead to the awarding of any diploma or certificate, and do not offer preparation for any examination.
Find the registration procedure and the programme on the webpage dedicated to the “Université inter-âges” (French website)