Université de Tours

Through its higher education and research missions, the University of Tours plays a key role in research, development, and in raising the scientific, cultural and professional capacities of as many individuals as possible.

Top reasons to study here

  • Actively participating in the establishment of the European Higher Education and Research Area that stems from the Bologna Process.
  • The university has high potential and assets that ensure it fulfils European higher education and research standards.
  • The University of Tours is a cutting-edge, innovative establishment promoting humanistic values.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The Université François-Rabelais is a young university!It was only established in 1970.Its forty years of commitment to excellence have contributed significantly to making it the leading further education establishment in France’s Centre region.


  • 300 Erasmus bilateral agreements in 26 European countries, with 200 partner universities
  • about 100 cooperation agreements outside Europe (North America, Asia, Australia…)
  • 7 offshore degrees
  • an international relations programme
  • 4 programmes in English
  • 8 double /multiple degrees
  • 1 Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme : Information Technologies for Business Intelligence (IT4BI)


The François-Rabelais University of Tours has established a highly assertive policy for developing its research, based on major centres that group together research units, research organizations and companies.Research is organized around five main fields:

  • Life and Health Sciences
  • Sciences and Technologies
  • Human and Social Sciences

The University totals 34 research units, including 15 joint research units in partnership with the CNRS, the INSERM, the INRA and the CEA. All of these units are attached to four Doctoral Schools, including three that are shared with the University of Orléans, and to a “Maison des Sciences de l’Homme” (Institute for Human Sciences), related to the CNRS.

University Ranking

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Housing services

It is your responsibility to find accommodation; various options exist, depending on your budget and the length of your stay. 

  • University residence halls
Ten university residence halls are located throughout town; they are managed by the CROUS d’Orléans-Tours (Centre Régional des OEuvres Universitaires et Scolaires), which is an organization that helps students with accommodation, catering, scholarships, welfare, and so on). Different types of apartments are available in the university residence halls: furnished rooms, studio apartments, one-room, two-room or three-room apartments.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • The university sports department (SUAPS) provides a wide range of physical and sportive activities throughout the year.
  • The university sports department (SUAPS) provides a wide range of physical and sportive activities throughout the year.
  • Students may also take part in water activities (swimming, aqua gym, diving), expressive activities (circus arts, capoeira, dance) and outdoor activities (trekking, skiing, climbing, sailing).

Student Reviews

Electronics and electrical engineering
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the domain in which i'm studying because in this field you can work in a large scale of different jobs. Electronic components and electricity are everywhere nowadays and always need more and more improvements to have better performances. New technologies and renewable energies are the future, that's why i'm interrested in them.

Study by passion
Nicolas Fifre rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think that we could improve our studies by letting us the choice of our courses. We are attending courses for our interests so if we study something where we are passionated about we could be more active in our studies, in the civil society and in our next company.

Wonderful expirience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The welcome from university, Their organisation.