Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

The Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) is a multi-disciplinary University. It has establishments throughout the Alpes Maritimes. Each year it welcomes over 25,000 students. It has a staff of over 2,700: over 1,600 teachers, professors-researchers and tutors, and over 1,100 administrative staff (library staff, engineers, administrative and technical staff, service or health workers).

Master's Programmes



The UNS is multidisciplinary: it offers more than 275 courses of study (not counting the health sector) and five main areas of education:

  • Law, Economics, Management
  • Arts, Letters, Languages
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Health Care
  • Science and Technology of Physical Activity and Sports
The UNS is very international. We are open to the world, with more than 5,000 foreign students (19.5% of all registered students; the national average is 12%), and more than 130 nationalities represented.  The UNS has signed more than 500 international agreements with institutions on every continent.


A multi-disciplinarian University with a health faculty, the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis boasts 1,300 researchers distributed throughout 51 laboratories covering all the main research fields, including 21 UMR (Mixed Research Units) and 19 EA (Reception Teams). The UMR are in association with the leading national research establishments, the CNRS, the IRD, the INRA, the INRIA, the INSERM and the CEA. All laboratories welcome French and foreign doctorate students and provide excellent working conditions.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
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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.


Espace santé

  • Visites médicales
  • Assistantes Sociales
  • Infirmerie
  • Sécurité Sociale
  • Risques d'accidents
  • Médecine préventive
  • Bureau d'aide psychologique universitaire

Espace handicapService Orientation Observation et Insertion Professionnelle (SOOIP)Afin d'offrir aux étudiants une chaîne de services complète du début à la fin de leurs études, l'Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis s'est dotée depuis le 1er janvier 2010 d'une structure commune : le SOOIP (Service Orientation Observation Insertion Professionnelle)

Student Life

Campus life

The UNS has 12 main campuses, premises of 300,000 m², 9 faculties, 2 institutes and 2 schools. It has an overall budget of €237M.

Student Reviews

no professional opportunity
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Hardly any partnerships, little chance of finding an internship and hardly any job opportunities

Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice Very nice Super nice, go there study and enjoy.

Computer science, Information Technology review
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am studying computer science (IT) and what I like about information and technology are the endless improvement, the changing task, the possibility to do anything. The fact that I can always exchange my ideas with other informatician gives me more ways to code something. What I lack is maturity and concentration. It is can be worked on. I am currently on my way to getting...

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


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