Université de Paris - Diderot (former name Université Paris - Diderot 7) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Paris, France.

"I would recommend everyone to go and study in Paris - I've felt very at home and it's been an amazing experience. I also feel like when you're a student, this is the time to go and live in a big city like this; it's perfect for students and student life." - experience from a former exchange student

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 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 go to 'living in Paris' for information about accommodation 

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 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.