Université Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d’Azur (Université Côte d’Azur) is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together the major players in higher education and research on the Côte d’Azur. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities.
  • A new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships.
  • Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project.



Université Côte d’Azur was created in 2015, to bring to life the collective ambition of the major players in higher education and research on the French Riviera.


The international degree programs offered by the Université Côte d'Azur emphasize excellence and innovative pedagogy. These are a new generation of training programs, which offer a master’s level degree, supported by the Initiative of Excellence (IDEX). 

The level of requirements and quality of international degree programs are characterized by:

  •  intensive courses with reduced class sizes
  •  a multidisciplinary approach
  •  the use of new educational technology
  •  instruction entirely in English
  •  50% international students.


The research policy developed by the Université Côte d’Azur is part of a coherent and ambitious site policy and a strong international strategy.

The members of the Université Côte d'Azur collaborate in major transdisciplinary sturcturing programs  and in setting up regional  platforms in public/private collaborations on themes such as:

  • The smart territory, risk prevention and management,
  • Health, well-being and aging,
  • The digital challenge.

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Student services

The Office of International Scientific Visibility was created in 2016 following the successful candidature of UCA for a French Idex award. Our mission is to enhance, in every way possible, the international visibility of UCA researchers and of all the research-related activities taking place at our university. 

By spreading the word about the scientific strengths and successes of UCA research, we hope to enhance the ability of UCA to attract the best faculty, student, and staff talent from around the world, and to optimize the reputation and standing of UCA with international funding and university ranking agencies.

Housing services

A short guide to finding accommodation:

  • Generally, landlords ask for a deposit at the beginning of the lease, which will be returned at the end of the lease if the premises have not been damaged. This allows the owner to be compensated for any damage caused if the tenant does not return the property in the same condition as it was at the start of the contract. Consider this for your budget.
  • You should ask what is included in any additional charges. Often, only cold water and maintenance of the building (for example, the elevator) are included. It is important to check before you have any nasty surprises!
  • When renting through a real estate agency, the agent usually charges an additional management fee. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

Collective sports, dances, combat sports, fitness and bodybuilding or outdoor activities ... Université Côte d'Azur offers more than 70 activities on all its campuses, that are proposed from beginners to elite level. Fifteen sports events are also planned throughout the year.

Student Reviews

good university in a great city
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had lot's of fun and the professors followed every student individually very well.

MSc student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good experience

University, the place to socialize
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience as a student was very good. Thanks to my university I was in Erasmus for my third year of bachelor. I met a lot of foreign people and I discovered the word. Without this opportunity, I will not be able to speak english and italian now!

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