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University Paul Valéry Montpellier

Location: Montpellier, France (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: French except all of the classes offered by the English department are taught in English
Minimum language requirements: French level B1 for the Undergraduate level, B2 for the Graduate level
Terms: Semester 1: September – December, Semester 2: January to May


  • Established in 1289, Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III is the third oldest university in France
  • L'Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III has a student population of over 20,000, 13.8% of which are international students
  • Montpellier is located on the Mediterranean coast, and offers a rich history for students to enjoy as well as a wide range of cultural events. The campus is situated north of the city of Montpellier, a mere fifteen minutes on the tram from the city centre. Student population is one fourth of the city population

Area of study

  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Languages
  • Human and Social Sciences

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Université Paul Valery. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available
  • Off-campus housing: Available but difficult to find and expensive
  • For more information, see Accommodation Guide

Registration Options

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

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