Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Montpellier, France.

"The city of Montpllier is really great - not too big and not too small - and the university is fine. It was very interesting for me to see how courses were given in another country and I learned a lot from other students who had other ways of thinking than we have in the Netherlands" - experience from a former exchange student 

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I (Winter Term): September – end of December
Semester II (Spring Term):  beginning of January - end of June

See Academic Calender


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

Students can take courses at the Département Sciences du Langage. Students thus have to take Linguistics courses. However, a maximum of 25 percent of the students courses can be taken at other departments within the university. The professors from these other departments must then accept the student in the concerned courses. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

More information can be found in this document.

Estimated living costs per month

No information available.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 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.