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Pierre and Marie Curie University EXC
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Level:
Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
Language/s:
English, French
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
5
Agreement Scope:
University-wide
Ranking:
123
Program Description:

About

Location: Paris
Year Established: 1971
Student population: 33,000 (6,900 international)


France - UPMC - view of Paris
 
About 
UPMC, formerly Pierre and Marie Curie University (French: Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie) or also known as Paris VI, is a public research university in Paris, France. It is a founding member of the Sorbonne University Group, a cluster of five universities with best talent in a wide array of disciplines economics, humanities, business and administration, science, medicine, and technology. Sorbonne University proposes new transversal academic programs and expanded scientific expertise.
 
Highlights
UPMC’s faculty brings research directly into the classroom. Its research teams are co-sponsored with the French scientific research centre (CNRS) and the national health and medical research institute (Inserm). As the largest university of its kind in France, UPMC has the critical mass to conduct cutting-edge research. The University includes a faculty of medicine, affiliated with Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and other teaching hospitals; and has departments of chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, life and earth sciences, environment and biodiversity.
 
Unique characteristics
UPMC’s educational approach is closely tied to research, and it operates more than 100 research centres and laboratories. The research labs are structured into four divisions: Modelling & EngineeringEnergy, Matter & the UniverseLiving Earth & Environment; and Life & Health. UPMC also has a robust elite athlete program, which has been formally recognized by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee. The academic programs offered by UPMC are personalized to adapt to demanding athletic schedules.

Location
Located on the Jussieu Campus in the heart of the historic Latin Quarter of Paris, students at UPMC are surrounded by the art, fashion and food of one of the most cultured cities of the world. 
 

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about degree programs at the host university. Contact the academic coordinators at UPMC for details on updated units available. There are units taught in English at the Masters level only.

Subject Area/s:

Chemistry

Engineering

Mathematics

Physics

Life sciences

Earth sciences

Environment

Biodiversity

 

 
Exclusions: Medicine
 
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- January
Semester  2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University

24cpts

30 ECTS


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 – 20 - 16
B – 14 - 16
C – 12 - 14
D – 10 - 12
E – 10- 12
F – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


France - UPMC - study area
 

Languages

Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in mainly in French, with some classes available in English at the Masters level.

Language Requirement
It is highly recommended that applicants have at least a basic level of French (level B1/B2) before going to UPMC. French classes are available to exchange students


France - UPMC - campus 
 

Living

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

Accommodation 
Housing options recommended by the host university

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Scholarships
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.
Erasmus+: There are two Erasmus+ scholarships available for undergraduate students to attend UPMC for up to five months each, consisting of up to 1100€ to cover the cost of a return flight, and a 650€ per month living stipend.
Endeavour ISEP grants: Up to five student grants of $5,000 will be awarded to eligible students in 2018-2019.


Insurance
Students under the age of 28 who don't have a European Health Insurance card must pay for health insurance ("Securité sociale") when registering at UPMC.If they want, students with health issues can also sign up for complementary insurance in order to have additional coverage for particularly costly healthcare needs.


France - Paris - night time
 

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
The academic year is divided into two terms, the first of which runs from approximately 1 September to January while the second runs from approximately 15 January to 31 May. Some courses are taught on an annual basis. The last fortnight of January is devoted to examinations. Further examination sessions are held from May to the end June.
 
Orientation
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
 
Support Services 
Information on support services provided by the host university
 
Visas
Information from the Embassy of France in Australia

 
 

Student Experiences

While UPMC is a brand new exchange partner in 2018-2019, students from Sydney Medical School have been undertaking short term elective units at UPMC for some time! Read about their experiences on the Office for Global Health website.

France - UPMC - campus
 


 
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