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Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)

3.7 out of 5 (13 ratings / 11 reviews) Versailles, France
Founded in the early 1990s, the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is now the largest center for higher education, research and technology in the area.

Master's Programmes



UVSQ spans five campuses in the Yvelines department and has a student body of 20,000 enrolled in over 200 programs in all subjects. A school of engineering, two university institutes of technology, a teacher training college and more recently an institute of political studies complement the range of study options, offering bachelor to doctorate level instruction.


Space, climate, environment, heritage, health, innovative materials, sociology, public policy… UVSQ’s laboratories foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research that anticipates societal concerns, informs citizens and supports decision-makers. 


USVQ is the leading university in France in terms of student success at the bachelor level and ranks third for the number of apprentices in the Île-de-France, reflecting a strategy that prioritizes educational innovation and professionally focused international programs. 

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Housing services

Each campus has plenty of student accommodation nearby.

Library services

Each campus has its own library.

Student Life

Campus life

USVQ campuses are located in exception natural, historical and cultural settings close to Paris. The science campus is in the center of Versailles, near the Château and many historical sites. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, home to the humanities, law and health campuses, stands out for its modern architecture, vibrant cultural life and world-renowned sports facilities, including the Saint-Quentin golf course and velodrome. 

Sports facilities

Do you want to get active? Do you want to de-stress? Do a sport! More than 20 activities are offered in Guyancourt, Versailles and Vélizy. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there is something for everyone. Yoga, qi qong, pilates, zumba, salsa, contemporary dance, modern dance, badminton, golf, swimming, water aerobics, handball, basketball, volleyball, football, and more.

Student Reviews

UVSQ is an enhancer of scientific minds
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I spent three years at UVSQ to pursue my undergraduate studies in Life Sciences. As a result, I was based on the scientific campus of the University. It was great because students were sharing the same kinds of ambitions, which for many, it was to become a researcher in biology. However, for some people this lack of academic diversity can be a problem. Moreover, I have to...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The teachers are present for you and eager to answer your questions. However, you are in total autonomy.

Worth to try
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well planned program with interesting subjects and prestigious professors from both academic and entrepreneurship sectors.


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