Université Paris Descartes was established in 1971, following the division of the University of Paris (circa 1150–1793, 1896–1970)
Paris Descartes University offers training courses in all the important fields of knowledge. This multidisciplinarity allows PDU to offer competitive career-oriented courses and guarantees research excellence.
With its nine Training and research departments (UFR) and its Institute of Technology (IUT), Paris Descartes University encompasses all the fields of knowledge of human and health sciences.
With a vast selection of courses covering all fields of knowledge in human and life sciences (human and social sciences, law, economics and management, life and health sciences, sciences, technology and health sciences), the university offers a wide range of skills to answer your various needs.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Sorbonne Paris Cité - Université Paris Descartes!
The Students’ Help Desk facilitates your initiatives. You can benefit from financial help to set up a projector even have your involvement in associative lifevalidated within an optional course, which will be taken into account as part of your university studies!
The Université Sorbonne Paris Cité has made improving living conditions and the welcome offered to internationally mobile students one of its priorities jointly written in the Campus Life and International Relations section of its Idex programme. On the back of its leading role in carrying out student life public policy, the CROUS de Paris is USPC's key partner for improving access to housing for students and developing their international mobility. To achieve these goals, USPC signed a partnership convention with the CROUS de Paris on 14 April 2015.
Paris Descartes University houses :
The inter-university department of Medicine for the prevention and promotion of health (SIUMPPS) is in charge of students’ health.
Students benefit from a special social security regime under certain conditions.
They can also subscribe to a mutual health insurance.
The University offers about forty sport activities! In the programme you will find for instance: football, handball, athletics, tennis, judo, fencing, climbing, and mountain biking or yoga!
Three levels of practice:
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