Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées



The École des Docteurs has a unique dedicated International PhD Office, federated the 15 doctoral schools, providing information, advice and support for PhD candidates wishing to study abroad and international students wishing to enroll in a PhD programmes at the Université de Toulouse.


The students are trained to take up the challenges of the future in many areas: economy, societal issues, energy, transport, information, nutrition... The fact that one graduate in two studying in Toulouse comes from other regions in France or from abroad clearly illustrates the scope of its influence.


The scientific strategy of the University of Toulouse is based on a dual approach consisting in fostering emerging projects and steering strategic research initiatives. It is deployed in three phases:

  • identifying the major research strengths of the site
  • implementing Strategic Thematic Actions defined in line with the scientific and socio-économic challenges
  • structuring the site through Interdisciplinary Institutes to be set-up in 2017


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GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 -100
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

Many services and facilities are designed to help the students get easier access to accommodation (regional guarantee system),  benefit from cultural events, improve their language skills.

Housing services

Some options:

  • On-campus housing when offered
  • Private students residence 
  • Private-sector rentals (direct from the owner to the renter or through a real-estate agencies)
  • Rooms in private houses (direct from the owner to the renter or through a real-estate agencies)
  • Short-stay accomodation (youth hostels, hotel residence...)
  • "Foyers" students residence
  • HLM subszidized low-cost social housing

Library services

Outstanding document resources are available to students and researchers in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The documentation departments of Toulouse HE institutions are part of a network counting over 50 libraries, which is a rather unique example in France. 

Student Life

Campus life

Situated between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, in the heart of Southern France and close to the Pyrenees mountain range, the Midi-Pyrenees region has long been a major crossroads in Europe. Attracting 15 000 newcomers every year, Toulouse, the capital of the region which has been fast growing both demographically and economically, boasts a particularly rich vibrant cultural and artistic heritage.

Student Reviews

Looking to evolve
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not enough online lectures

Good but It could be better
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is always very interesting to learn anything, the environnement is decent. Though, I'am a bit sceptical when it comes to courses organisation in general, the way the lectures are made and given to the students mainly but also the courses, the workshops...

Review on AES bachelor in University of Toulouse (Capitole)
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love studying at university, I like the courses I have in Administration Economy and sociology, such as a bit of law, a bit of economics, a bit of accounting, a bit of sociology, a bit of business administration, a bit of languages, a bit of computer science ! I like to study with my friends after classes at the library, my university is famous in France and has a good...

Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France


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