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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.

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From the start of the 2020 academic year, access to orthoptic studies is carried out via the Parcoursup platform. You will find the training sheet in orthoptics for more information on: http://parcoursup.fr



Degree course
National diploma under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Recruitment level
High school diploma
Entrance exam based on the scientific baccalauréat (French high school diploma) programme on physics and life and earth sciences

Duration of the course
6 semesters

Teaching methods
In person

Course location(s)
Pitié-Salpêrière Campus
Pierre et Marie Curie Campus
CHNO Hospital, 15-20

A combination of placements and classes
• 6 semesters
• Choice from a list set by the teaching department

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Training Further training

The profession of orthoptist

The orthoptist is a medical assistant who prevents, detects, re-educates, rehabilitates and explores vision disorders from infants to the elderly.

Orthoptic studies

The Decree of October 20, 2014 relating to studies for the issuance of the Certificate of Competence organizes the license for the training of orthoptists. Orthoptic studies are organized in 6 semesters of training validated by obtaining 180 European credits corresponding to the bachelor’s level.

Orthoptic studies

The Decree of October 20, 2014 relating to studies for the issuance of the Certificate of Competence organizes the license for the training of orthoptists. Orthoptic studies are organized in 6 semesters of training validated by obtaining 180 European credits corresponding to the bachelor’s level.

Three years, including:

  • A hospital placement in an ophthalmology department: students are on placement for an average of 5 to 6 half-days per week. They are assigned to hospitals in Paris or on the outskirts based on the preferences they chose at the beginning of each academic year.

Students’ preferences will be taken into account based on how they ranked academically:

  • for 1st year students: by the mark they obtained in the entrance exam
  • for 2nd and 3rd year students, by the mark they obtained in the previous year’s final exam.

The location of the placement must be different every year.

For university classes, there is an exam for each module at the end of each semester of study

The student can enrol in the next year if they are missing a maximum of 3 non-compulsory modules in their 1st year and are missing 2 modules in their 2nd year.

Holidays: unless arranged in exceptional circumstances by the placement supervisor for operational reasons, the holidays are as follows: 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter and 2 months over summer. Depending on the year, there is either 1 week over Halloween or 1 week in February

Department of Orthoptics

Head of studie: Professor Valérie TOUITOU
Deputy Head of Studies (Development Department):Karine LAGRENE
Deputy Head of Studies (Education Department): Frédérique BRION



Educational manager :
M. Gerard Séka SISSOKO
(+33) 01 40 02 17 35
Administrative manager :
M. Anthony BERTHET
(+33) 01 44 27 93 43

Address :
Sorbonne Université - Faculté de Médecine
Bâtiment de Stomatologie
91 Boulevard de l’hôpital
75013 Paris    

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).

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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.







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