Academic and language requirements

Before starting your enrollment and potentially a visa procedure, please make sure you meet all academic and language requirements. 

Academic and language requirements

Academic requirements

Please check requirements for the different study programs per faculty (all information currently only available in French): 

Language requirements

Before coming to study in France, it is important to have a sufficient level in French, (written and oral). 

Please note, that most of our courses are held in French. It is therefore strongly recommended that you reinforce your French language skills before your join Sorbonne University.

For university-level courses in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Science & Engineering, the French fluency requirement is generally B2 or higher, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Please note that at the Faculty of Medicine, the CEFRL C1 level in French is required for all degree programs.
If you need to upgrade your language skills, you may register to intensive language courses at Sorbonne University.

Please contact the relevant faculty directly for the French fluency requirement on the academic program to which you would like to apply (the links below are currently only available in French):

International students enrolled at Sorbonne University and international staff who need linguistic assistance can enroll in our French classes. These courses take place on campus and are appropriate to student schedules. French classes over the academic year are available between 2 hours and 6 hours each week during one semester or two, according to the student’s initial level (estimated by a compulsory online placement test). Courses are free for bachelor’s and master’s students enrolled at Sorbonne University. 

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

All users (students and staff) have access to more precise information on a dedicated page:


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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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