About the University…
Paris – Sorbonne was first a Faculty of Theology in 1253. In 1271, it became a Faculty of Philosophy and the Arts. During its first reconstruction in mid-17th century , the chapel was added. Towards the end of the 19th century there was an architectural overall which united the Chapel to the buildings of the Faculty. The University has twelve campuses in Paris, seven of them in the historic Latin Quarter, one in the Marais and two others respectively in Malesherbes (see picture) and in Clignancourt.
In 2010 Paris-Sorbonne was ranked 13th in the world in Arts & Humanities by Quackarelli Symonds’s ranking of the world’s top 500 universities . It is a founding member of Sorbonne University, an alliance with two other prestigious French universities specializing respectively in law and science, Panthéon-Assas University and Pierre and Marie Curie University.
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Paris-Sorbonne has 17 U.F.R. departments in several fields:
- Arts: History of Art and Archeology, Music and Musicology
- Languages: French Language, French Literature, English, Italian, Romanian, Germanic Studies (German, Dutch, Norwegian, Yiddish), Semitic Studies (Arabic, Hebrew), Iberian and Latin-American Studies (Spanish, Portuguese), Slavic Studies (Russian, Polish, Montenegrin, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Bosnian), Ancient Greek, Latin;
- Humanities: Geography, History, Philosophy, Sociology
Paris-Sorbonne offers several undergraduate joint programs with other prestigious French universities and institutions. Students major in two academic disciplines and receive two diplomas at the end of their studies. Admissions into these programs are extremely competitive.
- Sciences Po and Paris-Sorbonne: Social Sciences and French Literature, Social Sciences and Philosophy, Social Sciences and History;
- Panthéon-Assas University and Paris-Sorbonne: Law and History, Law and Art History.
Paris-Sorbonne hosts one of France's most prestigious communication and journalism school, CELSA, Centre d’études littéraires et scientifiques appliquées
located in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. However, admissions to CELSA are made directly to the school and not to Paris-Sorbonne.
An excellent level of French is required for MICEFA exchange students who want to take classes with francophone students.
In language and humanities departments, students need to know how to write a literary or historical comment which requires writing in grammatical French.
MICEFA exchange students are not allowed to take part in any of the courses offered in F.L.E (French as a foreign language). These are fee-paying courses.