An internationally oriented university
Thousands of students choose Montpellier as their destination to study abroad. Yearly, the University welcomes more than 500 new foreign students representing around 130 nationalities. UM’s global network covers all 5 continents via successful partnerships encompassing 573 universities and higher education institutes in some 89 countries.
These agreements encourage mobility at all levels: for students, professor-researchers and other members of staff. As an open cosmopolitan city, UM contributes to intercultural exchanges and knowledge transfer.
Large international network
UM is a key player in numerous European exchange programs, such as ERASMUS+ and Erasmus Mundus.
It is a member of the Coimbra network, an umbrella body comprised of some forty historical European universities.
UM also belongs to the Latinus network, which brings together higher education institutions of the Latin world, the French-speaking University Agency (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) and ASAIHL (Association of South-East Asian Higher Education Establishments);
UM takes part in networks that provide extensive opportunities for international development.