About the University…
The University of Paris VI, known as Pierre and Marie Curie University, inherited most of the Sorbonne Faculty of Science and is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Its creation started in 1959, with the construction of buildings for the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris, with the main building Tour Zamansky.
Today, UPMC is the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in many fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level, as demonstrated by the many awards regularly won by UPMC researchers, and the many international partnerships it maintains across all five continents. In 2010, the University received the William B. Coley Award for its research.
The university’s Faculty of Medicine includes the Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine hospitals (the latter itself being the successor to Saint-Antoine des Champs Abbey).
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Paris 6-Pierre et Marie Curie
UPMC is composed of seven departments and faculties: chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, environment and biodiversity.
It also boasts an engineering school - Polytech'Paris UPMC, the Paris Astrophysics Institute, the Henri Poincaré Institute and 3 marine stations at Roscoff, Banyuls and Villefranche-sur-Mer that have Universe sciences observatory (OSU) status.
Within the faculty of mathematics is ISUP, the premier school of statistics in France.
Some classes are given in English (see the list at: www.upmc.fr/fr/international/venir_etudier_a_l_upmc/cours_dispenses_en_anglais2.html)
An excellent level of French is required for MICEFA exchange students who want to take classes with francophone students (level B2 in the Common European Framework).
However, foreign students enrolled at UPMC who need linguistic assistance could benefit from our French courses. These courses take place on the campus and are appropriate to the student’s schedule. French classes over the academic year are organized from 2 to 7 hours per week during one or two semesters, according to the student’s initial level (estimated by a compulsory placement test).
For Erasmus students and students enrolled on a Bachelor or Master program these courses are free. All other students will be charged 250 Euros for 30 hours of courses or 400 Euros for 60 hours of courses (depending on their initial level).
Students may also follow an intensive French course in January (2 hours daily over 3 weeks) priced at 250 Euros for everybody.
There is a support system offered by the FLE department. However, no credit will be earned for any French class taken.
For more information, please visit the following web page: http://www.upmc.fr/fr/international/venir_etudier_a_l_upmc/stage_intensif_de_francais.html