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Université de Tours

4.4 out of 5 (83 ratings / 60 reviews) Tours, France
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.

Master's Programmes

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.

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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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good experience, interesting classes and good professors

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great University, based on various internships experiences in order to complete our knowledge.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Beyond the fact that the infrastructure is aging badly, I spent 3 reasonable years in this establishment. Overall the teachers are attentive and the students are quite open minds. As for my experience, I do not regret in any case to have chosen the university as an option because at first, I acquired new skills such as self-reliance, rigor, and so on. And in a second time,...