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University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Location: Toulouse, France
Website: (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English and French (B1 level recommended to access courses taught in French)
Terms: Fall semester (mid-September - December) and Spring semester (mid-January - May).

  • Note: Exams for the fall semester are usually written in the first two weeks of January; arrangements can be made for students on fall-only exchanges to write their exams either in Victoria, by correspondence, or in Toulouse prior to their departure.


  • Toulouse is a vibrant city in the south-west of France, about equidistant from the Mediterranean and from Bordeaux on the Atlantic, and 90 minutes from the Pyrenees Mountains which form the French-Spanish border. It’s set in the land of red-slate roofs, sunflower fields and vineyards, farmers’ markets and hundreds of years of history. Students can easily spend a weekend in Barcelona, spend spring break hiking the Camino de Santiago or skiing in the Alps, and backpack around Europe when they’re done.
  • The University of Toulouse has a long-standing tradition of humanities studies. Founded in 1229, the institution became renowned in the 16th century for hosting prestigious humanist thinkers including Rabelais and Montaigne. The Faculty of Humanities was transferred in 1968 from the centre of Toulouse to its current location, the newly-built Mirail district which gave its name to the University of Toulouse le Mirail.
  • The Department of History was ranked third among French universities in a survey of 700 world universities. The Department now offers an innovative bilingual diploma in History in either English or Spanish. Toulouse has been ranked the best city in France for student life by “L’Etudiant,” a magazine for students that annually ranks French university towns.

Area of study

  • Note: Two course availability options are available:
  1. Students with beginner or intermediate level French can enroll in History and English courses taught in English, and complement this with French courses at their level;
  2. Students with advanced French (normally UVic's FRAN 375 or higher) are free to enroll in any course offered across campus, including:
    • Arts
    • Literature
    • Languages
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Technology
    • Health
    • Management.


Course catalogue

  • Click here for a full listing of the courses offered in English. 

Exchange credit history

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


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