Université Paul-Valery Montpellier 3

Université Paul-Valery Montpellier 3
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 15Mid AugustLate AprilBudget
FallApril 15Mid AugustMid DecBudget
SpringSept 15Early JanLate AprilBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • French
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Montpellier 3 is an excellent option for students wishing to improve their French through coursework in the humanities and social sciences, taken alongside French and other international students. Students should have completed at least 4 semesters of college level French or equivalent. The program offers a mandatory pre-session (including airport pick-up, intensive French Language courses, cultural excursions, and academic advising) and Support Courses with an additional fee (Fall: 2300€, Spring: 1300€, AY: 3200€).


Students participate in a mandatory orientation session called the Pre-Stage that runs through the entire month of September. During orientation, students are required to live in the dormitories. Orientation helps students get settled in a dorm, become accustomed to the campus and the town surroundings, and participate in an intensive French language course. At the end of the orientation session, students are enrolled in their semester courses. Courses are available in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students will not choose their courses until they arrive in Montpellier and meet with an academic advisor. (Each student's proficiency in French will be evaluated and will determine their level of course enrollment).


The Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3 is located in Montpellier, a city of 350,000 in the South of France. As part of the original Universite Montpellier 3 founded in 1289, Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3 enrolls about 20,000 students. It is an exciting, student-friendly city in one of the most beautiful regions of France.


During the semester, students may choose to continue residing in the dorms, live in an apartment or live with a family. University residences are located near the campus. Cafeterias are available at each university residence and on campus.

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