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UPEC - University Paris-Est Créteil

3.5 out of 5 (30 ratings / 30 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

Upec in 3 lines
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Most of the teachers are not good. Decent online courses due to the pandemic but better when it's held inside classes.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is an Amazing university where i learnt and i am still learning a lot of things.

EEP/UPEC, I'd choose them over again
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I integrated the selective path of the EEP's International Political Science undergraduate program in 2018. I've loved it so far, despite the great difficulties most students have faced these past two years, due to COVID-19 and political crises. This university and its ever evolving programs are fit to the innovations that education in general will be facing in the years...

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