Université Paris Cité

World University Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2020
Young University Rankings 2022
85 boulevard Saint-Germain, cedex 06, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75006, France

A fully comprehensive university in Paris

Université Paris Cité is France’s leading research intensive, multidisciplinary university located in the heart of Paris, embodying world-class higher education programs while fostering innovation and knowledge transfer.

Born in 2019 from the merger of the universities of Paris Diderot, Paris Descartes and Institut de physique du globe de Paris, Université Paris Cité’s aims to lead and contribute to building meaningful changes to meet future societal challenges.

Recognized internationally, along with a strategic portfolio of privileged academic partners throughout the world, Université Paris Cité offers its student’s state-of-the-art, innovative programs in the following fields:

  • Arts, Humanities and Languages,
  • Human, Economic and Social Sciences,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing

Université Paris Cité is fully engaged in an experience that brings together thought leadership, pedagogical innovation in education, and excellence in research at the graduate level.

It is a unique academic community guided by strong values:

  • Freedom of thought in learning, teaching and research
  • In service to society and the general interest
  • Openness to the world, the city and the immediate environment
  • Respect and promotion of the well-being of everyone
  • Scientific integrity

Blending history and modernity, Université Paris Cité combines the prestigious heritage of the Latin Quarter, with the more contemporary architecture of the Paris Rive Gauche district, fitting perfectly into its urban environment.

Spread over some 14 campuses and research facilities in Paris, Université Paris Cité boasts an exceptional heritage of remarkable historic buildings, mainly located within Paris and the surrounding suburban areas, easily accessible by via public transportation.

The student experience is at the heart of the university’s mission. The dynamic, vibrant campus life at Université Paris Cité provides students with unique opportunities to heighten enriching experiences with shared projects and values.

Discover Université Paris Cité wide range of programs delivering national degrees, with a special focus on interdisciplinarity.


61 Bachelor’s programs

Université Paris Cité is committed to ensuring its students’ success by offering state-of-the-art, innovative courses. The distinctive degree programs offered by the university are built on disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths with flexibility and choice throughout all undergraduate curricula, where core teaching is enhanced by a growing range of electives, study tracks and personal projects.


100 Research and Professional Master’s programs, offering over 150 specializations

Université Paris Cité is fully engaged in an experience that brings together thought leadership, pedagogical innovation in education, and excellence in research at the graduate level. The diversity of degrees at the graduate level at Université Paris Cité reflects a quest for quality, an agile response to emerging needs, and a pledge to favor the pursuit of knowledge and the exploration of new interests. 

See our International Masters Mobility Scolarship

Université de Paris provides its students international joint programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. French is the main language spoken at the university, however there are also programs taught in english as well. International partnerships have been developed all over the world. These partnerships along with the diverse choice of curriculum provides students with an international experience in high demand in today’s competitive workplace.

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Key statistics

  • 17.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 19%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 62,366
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings