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Practical Aspects

Latest update : 27 March 2015.

Here are useful informations for students coming from outside France and planning to stay at university for a long period. One can also visit the english version of the Paris-sud university WEB PAGE or the CampusFrance WEB PAGE.
The cost of life around Paris requires around 1000 Euros per month (accommodation: 400€-500€ + living expenses: 300€). As a student in France, one needs to pay a medical examination (5,10 € / year), tuition fees (243 € / year) including library access and CVEC tax (91 € / year).

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  • News

    20 January 2021

    2021-2022 :
    For the 2021-2022 academic year, the successful candidates accepted to the General Physics 1st year Master will have to pay the same tuition fees as that of national students without having to make any explicit appeal to this end: see THIS LINK.
    2020-2021 : Welcome day
    The welcome day will be the Tuesday, 1st of September 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Building 625 «hbar» (see the maps here). The detailed agenda is sent by e-mail in due time. The students will have the opportunity (...)

  • Visa, inscription and arrival

 To prepare your stay in France you can have a look at the e-International Welcome Office page of University Paris-Saclay.
    You can also visit THIS LINK for general informations (about accommodation, getting a temporary student number in order to register, etc...).
    Join Paris-Saclay Buddy Program if you would like to be connected with a local student that could help your settling in France.
    You can also get some help from the GATE team located in Building 311 on the Orsay Campus.
    Useful (...)

  • Location & Maps

    Located in the south of Paris, Paris-sud university offers a high-quality cultural and sports environment within large, protected green spaces outside the city of Orsay. One can access the Orsay Campus by fast train (RER B from downtown Paris, stop at "Orsay-Ville") in about 35 minutes, and the university is very closed to Orly International Airport. Around the Orsay campus Building numbers on the campus
    Because the Orsay campus is not located in the center of Paris, accommodations (...)

  • Accommodation

    The university halls of residence
    The university halls of residence are managed by CROUS (the Regional Student Welfare Office). Rooms are available for 9, 10 or 12 months and are allocated based on student’s social circumstances. Due to the fact that the number of applications is higher than the actual number of rooms available, it may be difficult to get a room in one of the university’s halls of residence. We therefore encourage you to explore alternative options, even if you have applied (...)

  • Student’s life

    University library of sciences at Orsay, building 407 
Head : François Léger Contact: Catherine Vassilieff 
Phone: 01 69 15 69 94 e-mail: 

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 to 20:00.
    Friday, from 8:30 to 19:00.
    Saturday, from 10:00 to 17:00.
    University restaurants, cafeterias and bars
    Resto U. d’Orsay "Les Cèdres" - Building 406. Open from Monday to Friday, from 11.30 to 13.30, Saturday from 11.45 to 13.15.
    Cafeteria. Open from Monday to Friday, (...)

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