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Faculty of Sciences

There are over 10,200 students at the Faculty of Science in Orsay, studying mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and sciences of the Universe.

The Faculty comprises 42 research laboratories, most of them in association with CNRS, Inserm, Inra, Inria and the Curie Institute.

In recent years the excellence of its research in mathematics has been rewarded by two Fields Medals awarded to Wendelin Werner in 2006 and Ngô Bào Châu in 2010; and research in physics has been recognised by the Nobel Prize, awarded to Albert Fert in 2007.

The Faculty of Science is located at the heart of the Orsay campus, an exceptional site extending over 2 km2 which includes a listed botanical garden.

How to apply

First year students: European citizens apply through Admission Post Bac. Other students should apply via Campus France website or a preliminary admission form (contact the French embassy).

Master-level students must have a conditional offer from the director of the program. They apply through the endorsement of competences procedure (VAA – Validations des Acquis Académiques). Students from countries using the CEF procedure apply via Campus France.


Head of international relations : Catherine Dreux
international.sciences @ u-psud.fr

Main International Programs

  • Erasmus Mundus programs (Master and/or PhD)
  • Master's Degrees in cooperation with international institutions
  • relocated Master's degrees in Hanoi (Vietnam) and in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Courses to learn French as a foreign language for students pre-selected for Master's programs

International relations and agreements with many universities and research centers worldwide.

Virtual tour

Visit the Faculty of Science

Map and access to the Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences is close to Paris-University head office (map and access).