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University of Reims Champagne - Ardenne

This multidisciplinary university (URCA) develops innovative, fundamental and applied research. It provides more than 25 000 students with a wide initial undergraduate studies program which corresponds to society’s needs in all domains of the knowledge. The university also accompanies independent or company backed students in continuing professional development training.

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The University of Reims was created in 1548, thanks to the Cardinal de Lorraine who made the papacy turn it into one of the main cathedral schools in Europe in the Middle Ages. It was closed down in 1793 during the French Revolution and disappeared almost completely for a century, until it came back in the sixties.


Fulfilling students’ needs is a top priority and URCA developed the student citizenship through the evaluation of its formations and is equipped with a student-services desk uniquely devoted to providing new students with information, a help desk to help students get employment placement and a follow-up evaluation.


Along with teaching, research is one of the two main missions allotted to universities. As such, each university makes it a point of honour to have its scientific potential well-structured as well as to define the objectives it has to achieve.

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University Ranking

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Student services

An international student welcome guide has been designed especially for you. It provides you with all of the information necessary to help you succeed at university and your time here in France. The easyto-use booklet will help you all along the way and will hopefully contribute to your success.

Housing services

If you would like to be accomodated in a student residence, you should submit a request to the CROUS three months prior to your arrival.

Library services

The University library gathers the University's libraries and documentation centers, on all sites which are integrated or associated with it. 

Our collections of print and online resources support the teaching and research activities of the University. Our printed collections consist of around 450,000 books, with over 85,000 online journal titles, over 645,000 online books.

Medical services

However, if you are entitled to French Universal Health Cover, the Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie requires you to choose a médecin traitant (GP). His/her role is to coordinate the various consultations and tests required to monitor your health. You should first consult your “médecin traitant” who may then, if necessary, direct you to the relevant health specialist.

Student Life

Campus life

Established in the cities of Reims, Troyes, Charleville-Mézières, Chalôns en Champagne and Chaumont, the URCA makes and effective contribution to the Champagne-Ardenne area's development by means of its network.

Sports facilities

The University Department of Physical and Sport Activities (SUAPS) offers you the opportunity to be part of more than 40 new or traditional physical activities, in- or outdoors, in free practice or supervised, from novice to confirmed sportsmen.

The subscription SUAPS "Pack Sport Campus" is automatic while your register at the University:

  • Pack Sport Campus (Dances, Fitness, Physical preparation, Martial Arts,, Sports Co, Badminton, Table tennis, Touch Tennis, Well-Being activities, Fencing, Climbing--> Free for URCA students
  • Pack Sport Campus + (Muscle-development, Gym, Swimming, Diving, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Horse riding - 29 € for URCA students

Student clubs

The University of Reims has over 80 student associations.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a challenging opportunity after starting my professional life in my home country yet if I was to redo it again I would have done it without a doubt it was fruitful and worth it

I am a learner, I thrive growth and I look forward to continue my studies in a reputable university
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Was okay, but didn't feel like I gained enough information.