Universités en Ile de France

Université de Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis


University Information

Location: Saint-Denis, France
Founded: 1969
Students: 20 500
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public University 
Website: www.univ-paris8.fr

About the University

Founded as an experimental academic centre in Vincennes in 1969, Université Paris 8 moved to Saint-Denis in 1980. Our university has become a major teaching and research centre for humanities in the Île-de-France region. The main objective of Université Paris 8 - with its focus on humanities, human sciences, arts and social scienceshas always been to give students a better understanding of the modern world while enabling them, at the same time, to achieve a long-term integration into society.

The innovative nature of the research undertaken here can be traced back to the various fields studied at Université Paris 8. Our university became a pioneer in fields that were usually not approached by other French universities : psychoanalysis, urban planning, geopolitics, cinema, plastic arts, gender studies, etc.

To this day, Université Paris 8 has always insisted on maintaining a strong link between research and teaching, adapting teaching methods to different kinds of audiences, and providing education for all at every stage of life.

-Excerpt from Paris 8's website.

Courses are divided into six main fields of study:

  • Law, economics, and management
  • Human and social sciences
  • Science, technology, and health
  • Culture and communication
  • Humanities and foreign languages
  • Arts

Getting There

Paris 8 is located in Saint-Denis, a multicultural city located to the North of Paris known for it's Basilica. The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • Metro Line 13: Station: Saint-Denis Université
  • Bus 168, 253, 256, 268 or 353 Stop: Saint-Denis Université

Français Langue Etrangère

Paris 8 has an exceptional offer of classes in French as a foreign language through their COM/FLE department and through their MEEO department (Methodology of Written and Oral expression).  This is a great choice for students hoping to improve their level of French.