Visa and Admission Fees

Exemption resolution for new non-EU UPSaclay students in 2019-2020

In keeping with the motion voted by its Administrative Board on 19 December 2018, Université Paris-Saclay intends to develop a firm policy of attractiveness for national, EU and non-EU students. As such, for the 2019-2020 academic year, admitted candidates who are concerned by the decree relating to tuition fees in public higher education institutions reporting to the ministry of higher education will pay the same tuition fees as that of national students without having to file a special request. Such partial exemption will be enforced until completion of the degree concerned, except in the case of repetition where exemption will be subject to the decision of a commission.


Admission Fees

In 2018, admission fees were fixed at €170 for an undergraduate degree, €243 for a Master's degree, and €380 for a PhD degree. In France students need to pay healthcare taxes (€211/ year) and for sports and culture activities (€90), and library fees (€34).

The cost of living in the Paris area is around €1,000 per month.





If you live outside the European Union, you will need a visa or "titre de séjour" to come to France.

  • You need to contact the French embassy or the Consulat de France in your own country to obtain your visa.
  • To obtain your visa you will have to prove that Paris-Sud University has agreed to admit you.
  • Do not apply for a tourist visa; you will need a student visa or internship "titre de séjour" to live in France at the University.

If you want to remain in France to continue your studies, don't forget to change your visa or your "titre de séjour" at least 2 months before the deadline.