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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.

Les Alliances de Sorbonne Université

Doctoral schools and research units

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities supports numerous major fields of research in the sphere of humanities, thanks to the work of leading researchers in their areas of expertise.

Doctoral schools and research units

Doctoral schools

Doctoral schools manage all matters related to doctorates. Each doctoral school comprises several research units centred around a specific research field.
Doctoral schools are in charge of recruiting, training and monitoring PhD candidates, as well as evaluating PhD viva voces. They organise courses and scientific activities for PhD candidates, and validate each candidate’s individual academic plan.

The Faculty’s scientific activities are organised by seven doctoral schools.

These doctoral schools organise and schedule the scientific activities of over 30 research units, 8 of which are supported by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
These human-scale units are sensitive to the challenges of the contemporary world. They take part in numerous scientific events and organise around 100 events each year within the Faculty.
The wide disciplinary and thematic range covered by these scientific communities has established the Faculty of Arts and Humanities as a major institution in many fields.
Our doctoral schools in figures :

  • 750 teacher-researchers
  • 230 teachers
  • 1500 PhD candidates
  • 200 theses defended every year
  • 40 accreditations to supervise research (habilitations à diriger des recherches – HDR) delivered every year

JOINT RESEARCH UNIT - Unité mixte de recherche (UMR)

André-Chastel Centre (CAC) : research unit in art history (UMR 8150)
Centre for French language and literature studies (CELLF) (UMR 8599)
Centre of research on Ancient Philosophy (Centre Léon Robin)  (UMR 8061)
Roland Mousnier Centre (CRM) (UMR 8596)
Eastern, Balkan and East-Central Europe (EUR’ORBEM) (UMR 8224)
Sorbonne research group for the study of the methods of sociological analysis (GEMASS)  (UMR 8598)
Research institute in Musicolgy (IReMus) (UMR 8223)
Research unit on monotheisms (LEM) (UMR 8584)
The East and the Mediterranean, texts – archaeology – history (O&M) (UMR 8167)
Sorbonne identities, cultures and international relations in Europe (SIRICE) (UMR 8138)
Sciences, Norms, Democracy (SND) (UMR 8011)

RESEARCH UNIT - Unité de recherche (UR)

Centre for English medieval studies (CEMA)
Centre of research on 19th-century history (CRHXIX)
Sorbonne Study Centre on linguistics (CeLiSo)
Centre of research on comparative literature (CRLC)
Centre of research on Pre-Hispanic America (CERAP)
Centre of research on the Far East (CREOPS)
Sorbonne Centre of research on Egyptology (CRES)
Centre of cross-disciplinary research on contemporary Iberian worlds (CRIMIC)
Spanish and American civilisations and literatures from the Middle-Ages to the Enlightenment (CLEA)
Publishing, interpreting and translating ancient texts (EDITTA)
Italian literature and culture research team (ELCI)
Studying and publishing medieval texts
Cross-disciplinary research group on information and communication processes (GRIPIC)
History and dynamics of English-speaking spaces: from the real to the digital (HDEA)
Mediations, geographical sciences, human sciences
Metaphysics, histories, transformations, contemporary relevance
Identities and representations. Germanic, Nordic and Dutch-speaking spaces (REIGENN)
Rome and its renaissances: Arts, Archaeology, Literatures and Philosophies
Meaning, Text, Computer science, History (STIH)
English voices Literature and Aesthetics (VALE)


Digital encyclopedia of European history (EHNE)
Observatory of literary life (OBVIL)
Cross-disciplinary research programme on drama and theatrical practices (PRITEPS)


Modelling Enlightenment. Reassembling Networks of Modernity through data-driven research (ModERN)


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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