Université Paris Diderot 7 is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Paris, France.

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.


General information for exchange students

Course information (scroll to "How to choose my classes?")

Academic calendar

Semester I: September - January
Semester II: January – May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in French is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities and Arts

Students can choose from courses offered by the department of Arts, Literatures and Languages.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

All courses are taught in French except for some courses within the Department of English studies and Language courses. 

Housing assistance

The University Paris Diderot only has 95 rooms allocated in five residences for all the International and Erasmus students. As a consequence, we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. Accommodations are either on campus or off campus, near metro stations, with kitchenette, bathroom facilities and internet access.

More information

Estimated living costs per month

Rent: around 750 €/month for a room (in Paris)
Transport fares: around 65 €/month for Paris (Zone 1-2)
N.B. a student discount pass can be purchased (“Imagin’R”). For more information, please check the website.
Food: 250 €/month
Cinema tickets: around 10 € (possibility of student discounts)

Note that it is very difficult for exchange students to get a part-time job. So it is important that students have enough funding to cover the expected costs of their stay at Paris, which should be at least 600/800 Euros (or equivalent in the student’s currency) per month for the expected period of stay.
N.B: Please note that the university does not provide scholarship for incoming exchange students.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS.

Number of places available

4 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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)