Université Côte d'Azur is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Nice, France. Its previous name was 'Université Nice Sophia Antipolis'. 

"Nice is such a lovely city! You are extremely close to the sea and the old town is beautiful. Do not be afraid of exploring France and French culture and try to talk as much as possible with the French people!" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

General information for exchange students

Information for international students

Course information (students can take any course offered by the Faculté des Arts, Lettres et Langues) 

Welcome book ESN

Academic calendar

Semester I: October - February
Semester II: February - July

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in French is required.


Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take courses at the Faculte des Lettres. Subjects taught here cover English, French, German, Italian Studies, and Linguistics. Also, students are allowed to take up til 10 percent of their courses in other fields within the faculty. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

The cheapest means of accommodation in Nice is provided by CROUS college rooms (in French “Comité Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires”). International students coming to Nice by means of supervised mobility programs (Erasmus for example) should contact the person in charge of the relevant program in the Universite Côte d'Azur.

More information

Estimated living costs per month

No information available.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

More information

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

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.