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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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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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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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.

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José-Alain Sahel Wins "Science Breakthrough of the Year" Award

Professor José-Alain Sahel has won the "Science Breakthrough of the Year" award from the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin.

The Falling Walls Science Summit is a leading international, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral forum for scientific advances and dialogue between international leaders in both science and society. 

More than 1000 applications from 115 countries were reviewed by the jury, which was chaired by Helga Nowotny, former President of the European Research Council (ERC).

José-Alain Sahel, Chair of the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, Director of l'IHU FOReSight and founder of the Vision Institute (Sorbonne University, Inserm, CNRS), will be honored at the November 9, 2021 ceremony with the prestigious "The Science Breakthroughs of the Year" award in the "Life Sciences" category, for his work on vision restoration in retinal degeneration.

This award is the culmination of a lifetime of research dedicated to the fight against blindness.

The event will be broadcast live on the Falling Walls website.

The event is held every year from November 7 to 9 in Berlin, to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall.

José-Alain Sahel Breaking the Wall to Restoring Vision for Retinal Degeneration