Located in the heart of the French capital, the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is part of the University of London, offering the many advantages of studying abroad while still belonging to a leading UK institution.
There are four undergraduate programmes on offer, which provide a truly unique opportunity to study the language, culture, and history of France along with optional specialist subjects.
- French Studies
- French Studies with Business
- French Studies with History
- French Studies with International Relations
The university is just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower and in near reach of many cultural and historical landmarks.
Through living in the country that you are studying, the modules will be brought to life in your daily routine around the city. You will also have the chance to practice your language skills outside of the classroom.
In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, we also offer three postgraduate programmes: LLM (Masters of Law), MA in International Relations, and MSc in Business Analytics.
New for 2017, the University of London Institute in Paris will offer a unique MA in Urban History and Culture programme that will provide an unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of two great world cities: Paris and London.
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Situated in the heart of Paris, ULIP overlooks the famous Esplanade des Invalides. The elegant 18th-century building is located in the 7th arrondissement, with a direct view of the Eiffel tower. Among the numerous surrounding sites, you will be within easy walking distance to the Hotel des Invalides, Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Alexandre III and Petit and Grand Palais.
Library and study facilities
The ULIP Library offers a wide range of study resources and facilities, including access to several libraries on and off-site, electronic information services and computing facilities. A student card is allocated to you by the university, offering considerable discounts around the city
Our active Students’ Union aims to represent the interests of its members and voice concerns and opinions on behalf of the students. It also organises a number of activities, societies and sports clubs for the university. The Students’ Union is run by a student executive committee, consisting of a president, vice-president, two heads of events and societies, two student reps for each year, a secretary, welfare advisor and treasurer.
Clubs and Societies
The Union has a number of societies for you to join and meet like-minded people. They include the Music Society, the Wine Society and the Fashion Society. Football and Skiing clubs are also open for new members to join. Click here to view the Student’s Union website.
Each student enrolled at the university is assigned a Personal Adviser, a member of staff who will be on hand to help support you with any problems and answer any questions you may have.
The university has a number of careers services on offer to help you feel job-ready and confident by the time you leave (or stay) in Paris. The University of London Careers Group is open to all students at ULIP and aims to help you unleash job related skills that you may not have even realised you had. You will have access to the Group’s rich library of online resources. They also provide help with writing CVs, cover letters, and interview preparation.
A careers adviser visits the university at least twice a year to provide one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring seminars.
ULIP also organises seminars on CV writing and interview techniques in France with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Careers Talks with ULIP alumni and other professionals from Paris and further afield. These sessions focus on the wider French and European recruitment market and complement the advice and guidance offered by the Careers Group.
Courses & Fees
Courses and Lecturers
Theory based learning and practical work is taught in small classes, mainly in French. You will learn about the history and culture of France, through a mix of compulsory core courses, and you will specialise in different interest options toward the end of your degree. Our minor programmes enable you to combine French Studies with another subject, giving you the opportunity to gain a specialist focus. The combination of small-group teaching and everyday exposure to French language for the full three years of your degree will enable you to fully realise your academic potential and become a near-native speaker by the time you graduate. Classes also focus on career development, with many opportunities to undertake internships around the city.
Scholarships and Bursaries
ULIP offer bursaries to assist students from the UK with the cost of study. Bursaries do not need to be repaid. The amount received each year depends on household income, which is assessed during students’ application for government financial support.
Two levels of bursaries are available:
- Students who come from households with an income of £25,000 or less per year are likely to be eligible for a bursary of £1,571 per academic year.
- Students who come from households with incomes of between £25,001 and £42,600 are likely to be eligible for a bursary of £1,256 per academic year.
The university has dedicated teachers and lecturers
who strive to ensure that you will not only be fluent in French by the time you leave, but have a privileged cultural understanding of the country.
To study on any of the undergraduate courses, you will need to have achieved A level grades of at least ABB – with a B or above in French. Proof of linguistic promise in the French language is also taken into account. An interview will be required before studying here.
UK Students per year: £9,000
International Students per year: £14,100
Note: Fees indicated above are for 2016-17. Fees are subject to inflationary increases year on year during the three years of your BA studies.
Taught and research degrees are available to study at postgraduate level, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London. There are four taught courses to choose from – an MA in Urban History and Culture, an MA in International Relations, an MSc in Business Analytics, and an LLM (Masters of Law).
Visit our degree programmes page to discover our various postgraduate programmes.
When deciding where to live, there are a number of options for you to choose from. University halls are available through the site Estudines, where you can find accommodation in the form of private studios, located in various areas of the city. The university can help with the application process.
Some students decide to stay with a host family, or for those of you wanting that authentic university experience, then house shares are also available. The Students’ Union have put together a pros and cons list of the different housing options to help you decide on their site, along with helpful websites to get started.
You can also view our accommodation guide on our website.
Meet us - either in Paris or the UK - and discover what it is like to study in the heart of Paris.
Each year we attend UCAS exhibitions both in London and Manchester, as well as participating in the University of London Undergraduate fair. We also organise Taster Courses in London and Manchester and hold a Journée de Rencontres in Paris for those who have applied to ULIP through UCAS.
These events are ideal opportunities to meet one of our student ambassadors as well as one of our academic staff. They will be able to answer any of your questions about our courses and what it is like to study at ULIP. Please visit our website for more information.
Living in Paris
Street markets selling everything from bric-a-brac to wine are scattered around the city of light. There are also endless one-off shops, high street stores and designer boutiques to adoringly window gaze.
Paris has many parks that are great for winter strolls and summer picnics, as well as over 150 museums and galleries – from the famous Louvre to the Musée National d'Art Moderne – which are free for everyone under the age of 26. And let’s not forget the student essentials – bars, clubs and open air cinemas suiting every taste and budget are not in short supply.
Term Dates 2017 - 18
- 18 September - 15 December 2017
- Teaching starts 25 September 2017
- 8 January - 29 March 2018
- Bank holidays: 30 March and 2 April 2018
Semester 3 - revision week
- 23 April - 27 April 2018
Semester 3 - examination period
- 30 April - 8 June 2018