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Universite d'Orleans ART EXC
Oreleans Cedex 2, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
Program Description:


Universite d'Orleans 
Location: Orléans
Year Established: 1306
Student population: 15,000
Located an hour south of Paris in the beautiful Loire Valley, the Université d’Orléans is one of the oldest universities in Europe and is the alma mater of the likes of Pope Clement V (1264-1314), Jean Calvin (1505-1673) and Molière (1622-1673). It is multidisciplinary and has a strong international focus.

The Université d’Orléans offers a range of courses entirely in English, and also has language and culture classes based on students’ level of fluency. Advanced students take regular courses in the university’s three colleges: Law and Business, Liberal Arts, and Science.

Unique characteristics
Training is vocational and strongly linked with research. It has three colleges, one engineering school, four institutes of technology and the Observatory of Earth Sciences Centre (OSUC).

The wooded campus is an easy train ride from Orléans, the historical city liberated from the English by Joan of Arc during the Hundred Years War. There are plenty of medieval sites to see, a wonderful art museum and cathedral, boutique shopping and, like everywhere in the Loire Valley, incredible food.

France - Universite d'Orleans - students

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Arts

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 16 - 20
B – 14 - 15
C – 13
D – 12
E – 10 - 11
Fx/F – 0 - 9

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period and will be sent directly to the home university 6 weeks after the exam period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in mainly in French but some are delivered in English.
Language Requirement
Language classes are available to exchange students wishing to improve their French.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant: Exchange students can apply for a grant from the French Embassy to assist with the cost of a return flight ticket between Australia and France.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Campus France is a French government agency for the promotion of international student mobility. Visit their website for more information about preparing to study in France.

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Welcome Week will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The Office of International Relations provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia

Student Experiences

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