UPEC - University Paris-Est Créteil

3.6 out of 5 (37 ratings / 37 reviews) Créteil, France
UPEC is one of the major multidisciplinary and vocational universities within the Paris area.With 19 sites and its main campus only 20 minutes from the heart of the French capital by subway, its serves a population of over 38,000 students.



  • founded in 1970


A major player in the dissemination of academic, scientific and technological culture, UPEC offers over 350 training programs in all disciplines, from technical degrees to doctorates (PhD), including a series of degree programs entirely taught in English. The university is home to 7 faculties, 8 schools and institutes, 33 research centers and an Observatory of Sciences of the Universe.


Research at UPEC is undertaken across :

  • 23 cross-sector bodies,
  • 27 teams,
  • 2 internal teams for technology research,
  • and 2 federating research institutes

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Housing services

  • Crous University Residences

It is the cheapest solution, but also the most sought after. Rooms are reserved in priority to scholarship students.

Private Student Residences 

They offer the advantages of being well equipped and of providing a number of services. A 9 to 12 months minimum stay is often a requirement. 

  • Apartment-Sharing 

Known in French as «colocation», this type of accommodation consists of sharing an apartment (or a house) with other people and thus split the rent and charges. Look for ads on specialized websites. 

  • Homestay 

People who offer rooms in their apartment or house are generally more flexible about the guarantees requested, but you will not be entitled to government housing assistance.

Library services

The central documentation service is constituted by 11 integrated libraries. It has books, periodicals and CD-ROMs, which can be consulted on the spot and/or loaned. You can consult databases. A thesis service is available as well as a library information office.

Student Life

Sports facilities

More than 30 sporting activities are available whether for recreational purposes, as a cross-curricular elective course or at the competition level. The choice is yours!

Student clubs

UPEC student organizations are an essential link between students, the administrative services and the university institutions through their existence and their action.

Student Reviews

My experience at Université Paris 12 (UPEC)
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My university was nice enough but some classes teachers were very unhelpful, they seemed to do everything in their power to give bad grades and make most students fail. Besides that, they were nice groups and extracurricular courses to join. Overall, I didn't appreciate my experience her at all, but I came to learn, so I focused as autodidact to facilitate.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice course structure, fully online learning and feels like in class room training. Professional tutors and are always availbale via email or a zoom meeting.

Review of AEI school
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University doesn't have the best infrastructures but it is okay. The Faculty of AEI has very good teachers but the administration is a catastrophe.

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