Catholic University of Paris (CUP)

Catholic University of Paris (CUP): A highly-respected learning centre with an emphasis on individual guidance and international mobility.

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The Catholic University of Paris is a not-for-profit organisation according to the law of 1901, of recognised common public interest. Under the joint authority of the Holy See (Congregation for Catholic Education) and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, it issues state diplomas (degree, masters and PhD), canonical diplomas and its own diplomas.


Catholic University of Paris comprises 21 organisations: 6 faculties, 4 specialised institutes, 11 graduate schools, and 1 doctoral school with 20 research centres. In addition, CUP houses the Catholic University of Paris Seminary, which prepares its seminarians for ordination and priesthood.


The Catholic University of Paris has major research centers and teams in disciplines as varied as philosophy, theology, canon law, humanities, economic and social sciences and educational sciences. The Research and Doctoral Studies Service’s vocation is to promote research and provide high level training for doctoral students.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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In figures : 420 000 books , 6000 periodical titles including 540 current subscriptions , 21 databases, open access materials 22000 , 2 reading rooms , 280 seats

Student Reviews

The Catholic Institute of Paris is good.
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like to study in this university : the environment around the campus is safe and there is a lot of store around where you can buy food or books related to the different courses, etc...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

We are like a family, this university is smaller than the others in France because it’s a private one. People are respectful, interesting, this university is tolerant regarding the religion, everyone is accepted like he is. We share this university with nuns and priests and that’s what I like, the diversity.


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