Université Pierre et Marie Curie is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Geosciences in Paris, France.

Student experiences
Academic calendar


Academic year

October – July 2017 (depending on each faculty’s schedule). No courses in February.

Bachelor's program, 3 years, 180 credits


Two per year:

  • Semester I: September to January
  • Semester II: February to July


Master’s programmes comprise 120 ECTS-Credits, which is equivalent to a study period of two years (four semesters). 




Before starting studies at the University, it’s essential to have a sufficient level in French, (written and oral).

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Bachelor’s courses are (almost all) in French, Master’s courses sometimes also in English.

Housing assistance

Yes: See Accomodation

Estimated living costs per month
  • Accommodation: Room in a university residence (CROUS / CIUP): about 300€/month (shared appartment), about 400€/month (single room) Private dormitories: prices starting at 450€/month (region of Paris) or 500€/month (inside Paris). Private appartment in Paris: 600-800€/month 
  • Meals: 30 breakfasts at the halls of residence (CROUS) : 70-90€. 30 meals at the halls of residence (CROUS): 190 €  
  • Drinks: 55€  
  • Transportation: Imagine R Card for students under 26: 35-77€ (depending on the area of residence) 
  • Entertainment: 100 €
  • Study supplies: 60€
  • Various: 100€ 

The standard unit of study is the semester. The normal load of a semester is 30 credits. The convention of 30 credits/semester was chosen to adjust to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits assess the normal volume of a student's work.

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Bij International Office Geowetenschappen kun je terecht met vragen over studeren in het buitenland, waarvan je het antwoord niet op deze site vindt.


Victor J. Koningsbergergebouw, eerste verdieping
Budapestlaan 4a-b
3584 CD Utrecht
Tel: (030) 253 96 35
E-mail: international.geo@uu.nl (vermeld je naam, opleiding en studentnummer)


International Office Geowetenschappen is geopend (en telefonisch bereikbaar) op maandag, dinsdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:30-11:30 en van 12:30-14:30 uur, of maak een afspraak.