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Universite d’Orleans

Address: Rue de Chartres, 45100 Orléans, France

Description Universite d’Orleans

  • Foundation: 1306, 1960
  • Status: state
  • Location: Orleans, Loire Valley region, France
  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Accommodation: residence
  • Language of instruction: French.

Orleans University is one of the oldest universities in the world. In the middle of the XIII century in Orleans, students studied medicine and law. By decision of Pope Clement V, who studied in Orleans, all the institutes of Orleans were combined into a university in 1306. In the Middle Ages, up to 5,000 students from all over Europe studied annually at this university.

By the end of the XVIII century, the university fell into decay and was closed in 1793, in 1808 the remaining faculties were annexed to the University of France. But in 1960, Orleans University was revived and again became one of the most popular universities in France and Europe. In 2006, the university celebrated its 700th anniversary.

The main areas of study:

  • Science and technology
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Management.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Universite d’Orleans

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1. Beginning of the semester: October

2. Language of instruction: French

3. Age: 17+.


a. Bachelor of Applied Foreign Languages

b. Bachelor in Languages, Literature, and Foreign and Regional Civilizations - English

c. Bachelor in Languages, Literature, and Foreign and Regional Civilizations - Spanish

d. Bachelor of Literature

e. Bachelor in Law

f. Bachelor in Economics and Management

g. Bachelor in Geography and Planning

h. Bachelor of History

i. Bachelor in Language Sciences

j. Bachelor in Chemistry

k. Bachelor in Computer Science

l. Bachelor in Life Sciences

m. Bachelor in science and technology sports and physical activity.

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1. Beginning of the semester: October

2. Language of instruction: French

3. Age: 20+.


a. Master in Languages and Societies

b. Master of Applied Foreign Languages

c. Master in Literature

d. Master programs in teaching. Secondary Education - Literature

e. Master in Public Law: General Presentation

f. Master in Public Law

g. Master in Accounting, Control, Auditing

h. Master in Management Oversight and Organizational Audit

i. Master in Private Law

j. Master in Social Law - Social Law and Human Resources

k. Master in Econometrics, Applied Statistics

l. Master in International Economics

m. Master in Information Systems Management

n Master in Business Management and Administration

o. Master in Marketing, Sales.

Accommodation, housing and food

University of Orleans has a large network of residences for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student cafes on each campus. The cost of living in a hostel depends on the comfort of the room - from 200 to 500 € per month, meals - from 600 € per month.

Events Universite d’Orleans

Adaptation of freshmen is of great importance at the University of Orleans: various events are organized for them so that students get acquainted with life on campus, with the features of studying at the university, and local traditions.

In the residences there are elected councils of residences that advise students, discuss problems, involve students in public life. For graduates of the university there is a continuing education service that will help re-profile or gain additional knowledge. 


  • The historical significance of the University of Orleans, 700-year-old traditions
  • Innovative education, great importance is attached to interdisciplinary research
  • 140 programs
  • Free tuition at the University of Orleans (including for foreigners) in French programs
  • University of Orleans accepts exams from other countries without requiring additional tests
  • Geographical location: the main campus is located in the forest, 100 km from Paris in the Loire Valley, where famous ancient castles are located.

Equipment Universite d’Orleans

Orleans University is located on several campuses: in Orleans itself, in the Forest Country, in Blois, Bourges, Chartres, Chateauroux, Tours. Campuses are equipped with everything necessary for study: classrooms, laboratories. Research centers connect students to their work from the first year of study. Campus dormitories are connected to the free internet. All hostels are adapted for students with disabilities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters: autumn - from the beginning of October to the third week of December, spring - from the beginning of January to mid-May.

Additional expenses:

  • Annual insurance premium = from 200 €
  • Registration fee = from 250 €.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Pass the French language certificate exam.
  • Provide copies of graduation documents (certificate, diploma, certificate). All documents must be translated into French
  • Send a correctly executed application.

Scholarships Universite d’Orleans

At the University of Orleans, there is a commission for social assistance: it allocates scholarships based on social criteria, allocates resources allocated to future public servants, and takes part in international scholarships. In addition, the university through the commission provides assistance in emergency cases, allocates housing subsidies.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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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