Universités en Ile de France

Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne


University Information

Location: 4eme Arrondissement, Paris
Founded: 1971
Students: 23 200
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public University 
Website: www.paris-sorbonne.fr

About the University

Paris-Sorbonne University is the main inheritor of the old Sorbonne, which dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the first universities in the world.

The largest institution in France dedicated to the study of literature, languages, civilizations, arts, humanities and social sciences is located on the original medieval foundations, and now extends to the Latin Quarter and to other areas in Paris.

The University is characterized by rich culture and tradition with top-quality researchers. Its excellent scientific reputation is demonstrated by regular publications and international exchanges. Paris-Sorbonne seeks to constantly adapt to present-day social and technological changes and to encourage as many students as possible to study at Paris-Sorbonne while preparing for their future careers. The Sorbonne incites its students to think freely, to construct their own judgment so that they can become responsible and inventive citizens who can promote dignity and a culture of peace.

Excerpt from Paris Sorbonne’s website.

The Sorbonne has the following areas of study:

  • Arts
    • Art and Archaeology
    • Music and Musicology
  •  Languages
    • English studies
    • Arabic and Hebrew studies
    • German and Nordic studies
    • Iberian and Latin American Studies
    • Slavonic studies
    • Italian studies
    • Applied Foreign Language (LEA)
  • Classical Languages & French
    • Greek
    • Latin
    • French Language and Linguistics
    • French and Comparative Literature
  • Human Sciences
    • Geography
    • History
    • The Institute for Research on Modern Western Civilization (IRCOM)
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology and Applied human sciences
  • Communication
    • Information and communication (CELSA)
    • Education
    • ESPE

Getting There

Paris Sorbonne is located in the 4th arrondissement next to the Panthéon-Sorbonne. The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • Metro Line 10: Station: Cluny Sorbonne
  • Bus 27, 27, 38, or 85 Stop: Les Ecoles

Français Langue Etrangère

Paris Sorbonne has an interesting offer of courses for French as a foreign language for exchange students.  This courses range from level A2 to C1.