It was founded in 1991 in a consortium form [GIE] that allowed EURECOM to build a large network of renowned academic and industrial partners. The “Institut Mines Telecom” is a founding member of EURECOM consortium. EURECOM research teams are made up of international experts, recruited at the highest level, whose work is regularly honored and has earned international recognition.
EURECOM provides graduate and postgraduate courses in digital science and offers four Master of Sciences full recognized by the French State and dedicated to foreign students. In 2012, EURECOM opened two Post Master's degrees in booming sectors: Security for Computer Systems and Communication and Communication for Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Priority has been given to three fields of research: Digital Security, Data Science and Communication Systems.
Established in the olive groves located between Nice and Cannes, Sophia Antipolis is Europe's largest and permanently expanding science and technology park, based on cross-fertilisation between researchers, professors and companies. Having become a world reference in terms of innovation, today the park is home to 2,230 companies who employ 36,300 people representing 63 different nationalities, alongside 4500 researchers and 5500 students.
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EURECOM does not have on-campus residences but our admission office helps its future students find accommodation by providing them access to database of offers. Students are responsible for their final choice of accomodation and should be aware of all the conditions before signing a housing contract.
The average monthly cost of accomodation depends on the type and size of flat. Prices start at 362€ for a fully furnished flat in a Student Public Residence (run by CROUS) to 650€ in the private sector.
All students, regardless of their nationality, are obliged to have a valid health insurance during their studies in France.
The Health Insurance in France is called "Sécurité Sociale" or "Sécu" and is manager by the CPAM (Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie).
An iconic campus of a new creative dynamic.
EURECOM building is located in the "Campus SophiaTech" which is a university center dedicated to information technology and communication. It is located in the heart of Europe's leading technology park of Sophia Antipolis near Cannes, Antibes and Nice. The campus brings together academic actors: the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, EURECOM, Inria, Cnrs and Inra. It aims to develop synergies between the actors present on the site and encourage exchanges between students, teachers, researchers, center competitiveness and company.
Sophia Antipolis is not only the best place for technology but also offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports activities. To allow students to practice sports, half a day per week has been set aside from students’ schedules.
The "Bureau des Sports" looks for available venues and organizes year-round championships. The local environment is ideal for all those who love skiing, hiking, diving, or playing beach volleyball. The possibilities are endless.
The Student Association (Bureau des Elèves) is made up of 8 students representing the home institutions of EURECOM's students. The board is elected by students for one year after an event-filled campaign.
The association has an office on the EURECOM premises, and students may also use one of the meeting rooms. With its two foosball games and a billard, students gather to organize events such as cinema nights or breakfasts.
The Student Association allocates funds to the various school clubs which it receives in the form of grants with the exception of the Junior Enterprise Association which operates with its own funds.
In 2018, EURECOM was awarded a five star overall excellence rating (out of five stars) in the QS Stars University ratings 2018.
As a study destination, EURECOM is globally recognized for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and the Excellency of its teaching and employability.
In 2019; EURECOM is ranked among the world’s top universities with the QS World University Rankings® 2019.
EURECOM is considered one of the world's strongest universities in Computer Science & Information Systems being ranked 551/600 worldwide.