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Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

Address: 60 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, France

Description Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

  • Year of foundation: 2010
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Number of students: 20,000
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of residence: residence
  • Language learning: English, French.

The multidisciplinary university has developed programs in all areas of knowledge, from science and engineering to art, humanities, and social sciences.

PSL is a young university that cultivates innovative ideas in education and positions itself as a new type of higher education institution, where Paris acts as a center of knowledge and a new opening horizon. In 2010, the university opened its doors to enterprising students who are in search of relevant knowledge and relevant specialties, gathered under one wing educational institutions with a rich history, faculty, and experience. It is a union of universities that have decided to unite to go on a journey through the 21st century together. Today, 17,000 local and foreign students study at PSL. The university is proud of its highly qualified teaching staff, who encourage students' innovative ideas and adhere to the principles of individual learning.

The university is proud of the unique spectrum of diverse disciplines that are taught in the following schools:

  • World leader in the teaching of exact sciences - Collège de France, ENS, Observatoire de Paris, Institut Curie
  • First-class engineering school - MINES ParisTech, ESPCI Paris, Chimie ParisTech
  • Leading Center for the Study of Social and Human Sciences in France École des Chartes, EHESS, EPHE, EFEO
  • Top institute in the field of pedagogical science and research activity Paris Dauphine
  • The 5 best art schools in the world: Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Beaux-Arts, and La Fémis.

All of these schools are united by a common strategy, teaching methods, technology transfer system. All institutions have a common budget and are involved in academic planning. Educational institutions exchange experiences, services, methodologies to effectively achieve common goals. Education documents are issued with one common name of the association - Paris Sciences et Lettres.

The main task of the university is to unlock the potential of students, to equip them with the necessary set of tools, skills, and skills, thereby contributing to the formation of a new generation of talented, progressive specialists. University students get access to an unparalleled premium education system covering all areas of knowledge.

The following principles formed the philosophy of university teaching:

  • Interdisciplinary approach that stimulates the development of cognitive interest, the acquisition of breadth of knowledge, innovation at the intersection of culture, knowledge, methodology
  • The study of any specialty passes through research, creativity, business orientation, thereby developing critical thinking, creativity, courage
  • Teaching, aimed at the result in small classes, with an excellent ratio of the number of teachers and students, the possibility of easy access to all university research bases
  • The principle of equal opportunity is the cultivation of talents in the face of diversity.

University facts:

  • 20 thousand students
  • 4500 scientists
  • 26 Nobel Laureates
  • 384 registered patents per year
  • 181 research center
  • 95 libraries and museums.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

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  • Dates: early September
  • Age: 17+
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Language learning: English.

The university has a large number of programs in the most popular areas. Most courses last 3-4 years - you can find the list of basic bachelor's programs below:

Accounting & Finance (Accounting and Finance)

Civil engineering (Civil Engineering)

Archeology (Archeology)

Communication & Media Studies (Communication and Media)

Art, Performing Arts & Design (Art, acting, design)

Computer Science

Biological Science (Biology)

Economics & Econometrics (Economics and Econometrics)

Business & Management (Business and Management)


Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

History, Philosophy & Theology (History, philosophy and theology)

Mathematics & Statistics

Languages, Literature & Linguistics (Languages, Literature and Linguistics)

Physics & Astronomy (Physics and Astronomy)

Law (Jurisprudence)

Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies) (Politics and International Studies)

Psychology (Psychology).

Sociology (Sociology)



  • Dates: early September
  • Age: 21+
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language learning: English.

The university has the following master programs:

Accounting, Control, Auditing (CCA) (Accounting, control and audit)

International Management (International Management)

Asset Management and Private Banking (asset management and private banks)

Journalism (Journalism)

Banking, Finance, Insurance (Banking, finance and insurance)

Life Sciences (Life Sciences)

Business Informatics (Business Informatics)

Marketing and Strategy

Chemistry & Life sciences (Chemistry and Life Sciences)

Master's in International Affairs and Development

Cognitive Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Digital Humanities (Digital Humanities)

Mathematics and applications (Mathematics and applications)



Engineering at Chimie ParisTech (Chimie ParisTech Institute of Engineering)

National School of Arts (National School of Art)

Engineering at ESPCI Paris (Engineering at the ESPCI Institute)

Paris Fashion School by PSL - National School of Fashion and Materials (Paris School of Fashion)

Engineering at MINES ParisTech (Engineering Institute MINES ParisTech)



PSL-ITI - Institute of Technology and Innovation

Higher Normal School (High School)

SACRe doctoral program (SACRe Doctoral program)

Humanities and Management (Humanities and Management)

Space Science and Technology (Space Science and Technology).

Information Systems Management

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are offered accommodation in comfortable student residences with all amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioners
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dining rooms
  • Recreation areas.

Events Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

The guardian of a unique heritage in the heart of Paris, the home of the best scientific institutions and art schools, the campus of the university is an ideal place for a rich student life. Year after year, cultural, creative, sporting events create a warm and friendly student atmosphere.

Here are some clubs from a huge number of student communities:

  • Team Sports
  • Women's football
  • Yoga
  • Jazz Modern
  • Zumba
  • Athletics
  • Pilates
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Skydiving
  • Boxing
  • Chess Club
  • Music club and more.

Equipment Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

The University has a huge infrastructure, which includes:

  • 85 laboratories
  • 75 museums
  • 2nd largest campus in the world
  • Research and Development Centers
  • Publishers
  • Libraries
  • Laboratories
  • Departments
  • Schools
  • Hostel complex
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports complex
  • Recreation centers
  • Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Workshops
  • Studios
  • Computer labs
  • Medical institutions.

Scholarships Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris

Students can apply for government grants from their home country and grants from commercial organizations and from the French government.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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