Coming to study at the University of Montpellier

Ukrainian students wishing to come to Montpellier:

Welcome Desk - University of Montpellier

The University of Montpellier has been awarded the "Welcome to France" label for the quality of its welcome to international students.

You are a student in credit mobility

(Erasmus+ program, bilateral exchange, BCI program, ...)

You are an exchange student, you want to stay or do an internship at the University of Montpellier.

Erasmus +

Every year, the University of Montpellier receives many students in the framework of the Erasmus + program in all its components. To participate in this program you must be selected by your home university. Contact the international relations office of the component in your field of study, which will provide you with information on the specific terms of your mobility: accommodation in a university residence, teaching schedule, study contract, etc.

INTER-UNIVERSITY partnership agreements

The University of Montpellier has partnership agreements with universities around the world.

Within the framework of these signed agreements, you can carry out a mobility of one or two semesters in our training components.

You must:

  • be registered at your home university;
  • your application will be announced by the International Relations Department of your home university to the International Relations Office of the faculty or component;
  • subscribe to the French student social security system except on presentation of the European Health Insurance Card or the France-Quebec form SE401-Q106.

Program Benefits:

  • Exemption from tuition fees at the host university;
  • the recognition of your course of study at the University of Montpellier by your home university.

Within the framework of the BCI

The University of Montpellier participates in the BCI student exchange program.

To participate in this program you must:

  • Be enrolled at your home university;
  • Successfully complete two years of study (L2);
  • Be able to afford transportation and living expenses;
  • Being selected by your university;
  • Fill in a pedagogical contract with the professor in charge of your university and send it to the International Relations Department of the University of Montpellier.

Depending on the possibilities of reception and the consistency of the study contract, the application will be accepted or not. The accepted student will receive a letter of acceptance. The mobility period is one or two semesters.

Program Benefits:

  • Tuition waiver at the University of Montpellier;
  • The recognition of the course of study at the University of Montpellier by your home university;
  • Exemption from student social security coverage in France upon presentation of the France-Quebec form SE401-Q106.

For any questions regarding admissions, equivalencies, language tests, student cards, courses, please contact the International Relations Office of your department.

You are a student on a mobility program

Before preparing your arrival in France, please contact the Campus France office in your country of origin. If your country is on the list of Campus France countries, the procedure requires that applications be submitted to Campus France before you can consider enrolling at the University of Montpellier. You will find here the "Study in France" procedure to apply according to your level of study.


Your application has been accepted by the University of Montpellier after the "Etudes en France" procedure. If you would like more information on the registration process, please contact the school of your host institution

Tuition / registration fees

The tuition fees for a Bachelor's degree for one year are 170 euros, 243 euros for a year in the Master's program, 601 euros for a year in an engineering program in an institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and 380 euros for a year in a Doctorate program.

Courses that would interest you

We advise you to consult our training offer in order to determine the faculties and the training courses which will be the most adapted to your criteria.

French as a foreign language

To study French at a university in Montpellier, we advise you to contact the IEFE at the Université Paul Valéry or the Centre de Langue CIHEAM-IAMM.

What level of French? DELF, DALF

Please contact your host university to find out what level of French, certification or other is required of you.

Scholarships and financial aid

For all information concerning scholarships and financial aid for international students, you can consult the dedicated page of Campus France

Doctoral studies

Please find the contacts of your doctoral school as well as the "Administrative formalities" to know the process of registration in doctorate.

Financial aid for doctoral students

If you haven't found the answer to your question, please send us an email at Welcome Desk.

Your life in Montpellier

Residence permit (non-EU citizens)

To obtain your residence permit, consult the electronic platform for international students ANEF (Administration Numérique pour les Étrangers en France).

Orientation upon arrival in Montpellier

Short/long term accommodation

Student employment

Useful links

The services offered by the UM

Administrative formalities ( missing PDF + pages)

We will help you with the administrative procedures upon your arrival at the UM (registration, student card, integration, etc.). Contact your host university.

Computerized procedures

We also inform you about the digital management media at UM:

  • Digital Working Environment (ENT)
  • Be sure to validate your computer passport beforehand to gain access to the digital environment.
  • Moodle: schedule, courses, exam registration forms, etc.
  • Student email address

Education funding and career guidance

Student activities at the UM ( finished)

In connection with the UM

Online visa application on France-visas

International students can apply for their visa online on France-Visas. Video tutorials guide students through the process: creating an account, applying online, scanning documents.
More information

Residence permit and/or student sponsorship?

Student social security

Student and Campus Life Contribution: a mandatory step to register in higher education.

Apply for scholarships and/or housing?

Consult the CROUS services guide

  • Campus Bourses: the essential tool for seeking funding. This service is only available to scholarship holders managed by Campus France

Social Security in France?

  • All you need to know about Health Insurance before arriving in France
  • How does the French health insurance system work?


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