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Université de Strasbourg

European by nature and international by design, the University of Strasbourg is a young university founded on an age-old tradition. It strives to teach across the disciplines, so that this mixing fosters new research opportunities and produces courses that meet society's needs. The international dimension is fundamental for the University of Strasbourg, and thanks to the worldwide reputation of its research teams, built on excellence and efficiency; it emerges among Europe's foremost research universities. Each of the University's main academic fields of instruction is based upon research sections that are the driving force of the institution. Solidly anchored in the European Higher Education Area, the University of Strasbourg, with its 42,000 students, has the potential to face the challenging international competition.

Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavors of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. It's picturesque "la Petite France" neighborhood looks like something straight out of a fairy tale book, a riverfront neighborhood with timbered buildings accented by colorful flower boxes.

The home of the European Parliament, this often-overlooked and surprisingly cosmopolitan destination hosts France's oldest Christmas market and features a stunning cathedral. In fact, Strasbourg has often changed hands between the French and Germans over the centuries.

The Black Forest and the legendary Rhine River are just at or beyond the city's edge. There are several wonderful daytrips here into France's Alsace or Germany.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/2015 14 semesters
Contact person for incoming students Nathalie Hennebelle
Mobility outside Europe Coordinator
Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 60 16
Fax: +33 (0)3 68 85 65 11
Contact person for outgoing students Nathalie Hennebelle
Mobility outside Europe Coordinator
Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 60 16
Fax: +33 (0)3 68 85 65 11
General University Website
International Office/Website for Incoming Students
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculté of Foreign Cultures and Languages
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Management (
Institute of Higher European Studies (IHEE)
School and Observatory for Earth Sciences (EOST)
Faculty of Languages and Applied Human Sciences (LSHA)
Faculty of Education Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Management (except M2 “Management de Projets internationaux” – admission in other M2 may be restricted)
Faculty of Physics and Engineering
Centre for international intellectual property studies (CEIPI)
University Centre for Journalism (CUEJ)
EM Strasbourg Business School
European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials Science (ECPM)
Superior School of Biotechnology (ESBS)
Haguenau University Institute of Technology
Robert Schuman University Institute of Technology
Louis Pasteur University Institute of Technology
Télécom Physique Strasbourg (TPS)
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Faculty of Geography and Development
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Catholic Theology
Faculty of Litterature
Faculty of Life Sciences
Faculty of Sport Sciences (STAPS)
Faculty of Historical Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy
Institute of Political Studies (IEP)
General Administration Preparatory Institute (IPAG)
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
Pre-Law or Law
Other (please specify) British Law
Are graduate areas open for exchange? Yes
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students

same as for undergraduate

(Attention : PhD students are excluded)

Open graduate areas of study taught in English
Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses? Yes
Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses? Yes
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties No
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students 1. French for Foreigners (IIEF)
2. Labor Institute (IDT)
3. Faculty of Philosophy
4. Faculty of Medicine
Websites for course offerings
Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)? No
Orientation session(s) for incoming students A welcome and orientation day takes place at the beginning of each semester. It is free of charge and recommended but not compulsory.
Academic Calendar 1st Semester/ Term: 09/09/2013 – 19/01/2014
2nd Semester/ Term: 20/01/2014 – 30/06/2014
Examination period(s) 1st Semester/Term: 16/12/2013-20/12/2013+06/01/2014-18/01/2014
2nd Semester/ Term: 05/05/2014-17/05/2014
If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early? Generally no; It depends on each lecturer
Application deadline for each term 1st Semester/ Term and full academic year: 12/05/2014
2nd Semester/ Term: 01/10/2014
Application website Online application available upon nomination by email in February 2014 for the academic year 2014-2015
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates? There is no difference
Course registration deadline 1st Semester/ Term: 2 weeks after the semester starts
2nd Semester/ Term: 2 weeks after the semester starts
Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival? Upon arrival; They have to provide a learning agreement with classes listed in advance in their application documents. At least 51% of the chosen courses must be at the same faculty (“composante” in French).
Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country? Yes; An official admission letter will be provided to the student
Language Requirements French B1 level required, B2 level highly recommended
Language test certificate required? DELF-DALF, TCF, TEF degree (together with the application documents)
Preparatory language course for incoming students? Yes;
Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection? Students will be assisted by the international office and the pedagogical coordinator for international relations in the faculty for registration.
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange max 30 ECTS for each semester, 60 ECTS for a full academic year
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed? Yes, depending on the available places in student dorms
Housing options Student accommodation is proposed: different types of rooms at different prices.
Housing Website and Contact Person(s) Séverine Censi
Housing coordinator
Tel: +33 (0)3 68 85 60 02
Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate? Housing application form for student residences will be available together with the online application form and due to the same deadline as the application.
Is housing available between breaks in the term? No; there are no breaks between the 1st and 2nd terms.
Is there a campus meal plan? Yes; several student restaurants are available on the university campus.
Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)
-Housing Between 163 € and 446 € per month for the academic year 2013-2014
-Meals 3,10 € for one meal at the student restaurant
-Local Transportation About 40 € per month, student discounts possible
-Health Insurance 211€ per year for the academic year 2013-2014
-Other Optional (prices for 2013-2014!) : Sport 25 € (for 2013-2014) “Carte culture” is free for exchange students. To have tickets for theatre, opera for 5€50, cinema for 4€, etc.
Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed? No; French basic health insurance is compulsory for non-European students, complementary health insurance from abroad is allowed
Are health facilities available at the university? yes, SUMPS
Are internships available? depending on the visa
Are student jobs available/allowed? depending on the visa
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Last update of this information December 2013