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Last updated April, 2023

Academic Information

Course Information

Paris III courses

All courses are instructed in French. Students considering going to Paris III need to have excellent French language ability.

Semester Dates

  • Academic year: October - June
  • First Semester: October - January
  • Second Semester: January – June

Paris III semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load: Students will be permitted to enrol in 24-26 ECTS per semester
  • Average Course Load: 30 ECTS per semester.

Accommodation & the Cost of Living


Paris III accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

Paris III cost of living

Student Visa & Insurance

Information on Student Visas & Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

Exchange Experiences

The University, City & Region

The University

Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, was founded in 1971. Located mainly in the heart of the Quartier Latin and more widely in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, the Sorbonne offers training multidisciplinary high level in the following areas: The Sorbonne also has other sites at various locations in Paris, and one site at Asnières.

Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle

The City of Paris & Region

Both the capital of the nation and of the historic Île de France region, Paris is located in northern central France. Central Paris-known as Intra-Muros, or within the walls-is divided neatly in two by the Seine, with 20 arrondissements (districts) spiralling clockwise from the centre.

The area north of the river, the Rive Droite (Right Bank), includes the tree-lined Avenue des Champs-Élysées, running west to the Arc de Triomphe.

East of the avenue is the massive Musée du Louvre, the Centre Georges Pompidou and a lively district of museums, shops, markets and restaurants. Immediately south of the Centre Georges Pompidou on the Île de la Cité is the world-famous Notre Dame.

The area south of the river, the Rive Gauche (Left Bank), is home to the city's most prominent landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

To the west, in the Saint Germain de Prés and Montparnasse districts, Paris' famous academic, artistic and intellectual centre.

Further Information

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