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. 

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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.

Recherche et Innovation


Our Academic Programs

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. 

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Sorbonne University

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 five universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, six large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

Les Alliances de Sorbonne Université


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3e cycle

Third cycle [year 7 onwards of medical studies]

Third cycle [year 7 onwards of medical studies]

The third cycle of medicine follows studies to achieve diplomas that are pursuant to national regulations and the Faculty of Medicine and under the educational and administrative supervision of Sorbonne University. It provides classes and awards diplomas for the purpose of professional, scientific or further training:

  • DES and DESCs
  • The DFMS – DFMSA
  • Medical thesis
  • Specialised medical qualifications
  • University degrees and inter-university degrees

Catalogue of university degrees, inter-university degrees and specialised medical qualifications

View the catalogue of university degrees, inter-university degrees and specialised medical qualifications

National diplomas

  • DES and DESCs : Medical speciality postgraduate degrees (DES) in General Medicine, or Further medical speciality postgraduate degree (DESC)
  • Medical thesis
  • The DFMS – DFMSA : (Diploma of Specialised Medical Training) and the DFMSA (Diploma of Advanced Specialised Medical Training) for non-EU students
  • Specialised medical qualifications


The department opens its doors to the public in Les Cordeliers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm.

Otherwise, any request must be sent by email to the relevant department, depending on your course:

For university/inter-university degrees:

For DFMS/DFMSA/specialised medical qualifications/module placements:

For speciality DES/DESC / For general medicine DES/DESC:

Site des Cordeliers – Bât H
15 rue de l’École de Médecine
75006 – Paris