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International Strategy

Paris-Sud University has a long-standing tradition of international openness towards foreign universities and research centres, through its laboratories, research teams and faculty. Almost 85 countries are related to the University, including all countries of the enlarged European Union, Russia, North America, Australia, many countries of Latin America, the Mediterranean region, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.


  • 5,000 foreign students from 144 countries
  • 315 ERASMUS exchanges
  • 150 new joint PhDs per year


Paris-Sud University offers international courses that open possibilities for double degrees, some of which evolve into joint degrees. The university encourages the mobility of its students through programs such as ERASMUS+ (Europe), MICEFA (USA), BCI (Quebec), TASSEP (US and Canada) or through bilateral agreements with other universities such as Mexico City, Montreal, Novosibirsk or Taiwan... It provides targeted financial assistance, particularly to scholarship students: scholarships for outgoing and incoming mobility.

Paris-Sud University contributes significantly to the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area, by offering international exchange programs to students from third countries, in partnership with other European universities (Erasmus Mundus program). Scholarships are granted by the European Commission for some masters and doctorates.


Paris-Sud University offers several key strategies for student mobility by developing the mobility abroad for ALL of our students; by increasing exchanges beyond traditional European and North American destinations (China, Brazil...); by boosting internship mobility in laboratories or companies; by supporting English language courses to accommodate students who are interested in French methods but don’t necessarily master French language. Mobility is the core of international action and therefore takes increasingly integrated forms: master’s in English, master’s double degrees, Erasmus Mundus Masters, consortia of French universities from the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), etc.

These different arrangements for international courses are based on student mobility, generally coupled with teacher mobility.

Paris-Sud University supports student mobility within an international framework through its International Relations Office and the international relations  service of each of its units. Welcome booklet, French Foreign Language courses, discovery days, student associations, events and sponsorship are available for incoming international students to take a good start in their studies at Paris-Sud University. In addition, the University offers them assistance in finding a university housing and provides support and advice in the administrative formalities involved in taking up residence. International training,  international days, information, advice, sponsorship and funding are offered to students of Paris-Sud University to encourage international mobility through training or internship.


Paris-Sud University supports the development of structured exchanges for PhD students with partner countries: joint PhDs, “Marie Curie” hosting sites and organisation of European summer schools. To increase its international visibility and improve the reception of foreign students and researchers, the university encourages innovative actions: creation of joint programs, mobility of teachers, administrative or technical staffs, opening of training abroad... Paris-Sud University is also developing strong partnerships with the world’s major universities by promoting exchanges and scientific collaborations. The University is part of different networks : the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) grouping several Francophone universities, the European University  Association (EUA) ; it also joined the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a very select group created in 2002, that gathers the most  prestigious research universities in Europe.

International action is increasingly developing, in interaction with its partners of the Université Paris-Saclay, whether universities, colleges or research