Université d’Avignon is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Avignon, France. The university is also known under its full name Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.

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General information for exchange students (also scroll to 'practical guide for exchange students' for more information)

Course information

Academic calendar

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

More information (Scroll to 'academic calendar')

Requirements

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 within the Faculties of 'Arts, Lettres et Langues' and 'Sciences Humaines et Sociales'. Courses taught here cover Archeology, communication, English Studies, French Studies, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Journalism, Literature, Linguistics, and Media. However, students are also allowed to take some of their courses in other faculties within the university.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes

Language of instruction

French

Housing assistance

For housing you have 4 different options:

  • CROUS hall of residence: the CROUS is responsible for certain aspects of student life, including accommodation and meals. A number of shared studios in a CROUS hall of residence are reserved for exchange students. Cheap and very basic, these same-sex shared studios are located next to the town centre campus. Priority is given to students staying for a full academic year rather than just a semester;
  • Privately run student halls of residence
  • Private flat – shared or not: some websites provide small ads that are quite useful to international students who want to prepare ahead of their arrival: leboncoin.fr, which is free, and appartager.com, a fee-paying site that can nonetheless give you good addresses.
  • Rented room: it is also a good option to choose to live with a family. You will have to say so in your online application form and the university will help you find one. The number of places is very limited.

There are many private student residences in the town centre, within walking distance of the main campus. Prices range from about € 250 (single room) to about € 450 (studio flat) per month.

Estimated living costs per month

The minimum monthly budget including accommodation and food is about € 600.

International students staying for more than one semester can apply for housing benefit (called “APL” or “ALS”), which can cover up to 50 % of their rent.

Credits

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information

Website

Study in Avignon

More information about French language courses

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

internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl

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.

Staff

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)