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University of Montpellier

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

For eight centuries, renowned scholars and scientists, from Rabelais and Curie, to Renaudot, Chaptal and Grothendieck, have been shaping this open university. It is deeply embedded into the life of the city and committed to the key challenges of its time.

Research

Acknowledged in worldwide university rankings (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS ranking), University of Montpellier is internationally recognized for its expertise in many scientific fields such as health-biology, agro-environmental science, chemistry, information and communication technologies and science.

UM coordinates 5 Laboratories of Excellence and 7 Equipment of Excellence projects which all result from a highly selective and competitive French national call-for-funding process.

From space exploration and robotics, to eco-engineering or chronic diseases, the University researchers conduct research, seeking to provide innovational responses for mankind and the environment around.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
201
2017
-
2016
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301 50
2018
351
2017
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
422 -41
2018
381 -54
2017
327
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
-
2017
210
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

A community outreach network has been set up to make university life as easy as possible. Offices for information, integration and career guidance services, international relations, physical and sports activities as well as preventive medicine and health promotion allow for proximity within the university community.

Housing services

The CROUS offers accommodation in university dormitories and residences. Dormitories monthly rent ranges from about €15 to €380 depending on the level of comfort. Students coming in the framework of an exchange programme get priority.

Student Life

Campus life

Located right at the heart of Montpellier, UM’s various sites advocate a university life that is fully integrated in the urban fabric. All sites are located near Tramway 1 line and 4 line and form a real campus network.

Ranking as the 2nd French city where it is pleasant to study, Montpellier enjoys exceptional advantages: 300 days of sun per year, easy access to the sea (15 minutes’ drive) and France’s largest pedestrian city centre.

Sports facilities

  • Team Sports: Basket-ball, Soccer, Handball, Rugby, Volley-ball.
  • Other Sports: Badminton, Tennis, Table tennis, Fitness, Jogging, Bodybuilding, Yoga, Step, Aïkido, English boxing, French boxing, Judo, Karate, Tae kwon do, Contemporary Dance(limited places), Modern’ jazz, Rock, Salsa, Athletics, Climbing (limited places), Golf, Swimming, Mountain Bike.

Student clubs

UM provides its students with premises for recreation and socializing: the Maisons des étudiants (student centers) are run by students, for students, and provide space for exchange and creation.

The University also organizes cultural events (concerts, conferences, film screening, exhibitions) and promotes artistic production (recording studios, workshops and more).

Student Reviews

Time of my life at Montpellier in southern France
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My stay at the University of Montpellier in autumn 2018 was one of the best times I had in my life. The city is absolutely fantastic and provides with lots of bars, shops, restaraurants, historic buildings and places to relax. I'm very interested in culture and history, so I really enjoyed the many (historic) buildings in the city as well as the numerous places to go to in...

Courses were held only in French!.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Courses were held only in French!

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Teachers were very simpatical, nice and friendly. The locals students were very helpfull.