University of Côte d'Azur

University of Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines, a new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships with the private sector and local authorities.

Top reasons to study here

  • An exceptional cross-border territory, which in a few tens of km², is the bearer of world-class brands (Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse, Monaco, Italy).
  • Studying at the Université Côte d'Azur is the promise of receiving an excellent education in one of the 10 best French universities.
  • Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



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.


Basically multidisciplinary, the Université Côte d'Azur has structured the Bachelor's degree courses in the same field of study within portals that allow them to share disciplinary and transversal teaching units and to offer students a progressive specialization through the construction of a personalized path.

Each licensing portal is in a privileged relationship with one or more of the 8 University Research Schools that structure master's and doctoral courses by major disciplinary sector while backing them up with research conducted in the university's laboratories. 


Université Côte d'Azur also unifies research activities between the various laboratories and the Schools of the Arts, SKEMA and EDHEC, members of UCA. Together with its laboratories, the university carries out its actions through academies of excellence, Institutes of innovation and partnership, and a Center for the modeling of simulation and interactions (MSI).

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

The Université Côte d'Azur, like all French universities, does not have its own student residences. However, there are different options for housing in the Alpes-Maritimes area.

In France, the process of reserving and entering your home includes many formalities that apply to both the public and private sectors.

A deposit will be required at the time of booking (by the student residences) or at the time of signing the lease (by the landlord). This deposit will protect the landlord and allow for the repair of potential damage if the tenant does not return the place to the same condition as it was at the beginning of the contract.

Medical services

Holders of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are covered by the corresponding social security agency in their home country, which will continue to take care of their reimbursements. In case of illness, there is only a co-payment due after presenting the EHIC.

If you do not have an EHIC or a temporary certificate, you must register with the French health insurance agency.

Student Life

Campus life

With its vibrant cultural and artistic scene, the Côte d'Azur is home to all styles and genres of entertainment. Thanks to the diversity of unmissable events that take place, the Côte d'Azur is one of the most famous international sites in the world for festivals and other celebrations.

A year-round sports playground, the Côte d'Azur hosts some forty high-level sports events every year. From sports enthusiasts to experienced professionals alike, whether you are into endurance sports, marathons, triathlons, trail running, cycling or mountain biking, sports and adventures of all kinds, your stay on the Côte d'Azur is synonymous with total pleasure and excess.

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 clubs

4 artistic workshops

  • Theater workshop: sessions devoted to the acquisition and improvement of basic techniques from games, improvisations and collective or individual exercises.
  • Drawing / Manga workshop: this artistic workshop allows everyone, beginners or experienced artists, to produce manga or comic strips in a relaxing and sharing atmosphere.
  • Choir workshop: a workshop in which singing is approached in many facets, combining body work with musical interpretation.
  • Jazz workshop: the participants play the great jazz standards and learn improvisation and harmony through a practical approach.


Initiative d'Excellence (IDEX)

Student Reviews

Pros and Cons
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The staff and teachers are great, it's a great university with fantastic International MSc programs. The tuition fees are reasonable but it's an expensive city in comparison to the other cities in France.

Happily experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied foreign languages applied to international trade and I am very happy with the experience because I have advanced both in the world of economics and learned languages that I will serve as Arabic, English and Italian

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a good university with good enough facilities

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France


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