Only 6 miles from the Mediterranean coast, Montpellier is a vibrant city with a large university population. Montpellier offers a rich medieval history and a unique mélange of Mediterranean cultures. Students with an intermediate level of French have the opportunity to take a mixture of "Cours RI" courses designed for international students and regular university courses on ISEP exchange. Students must take a specific placement test before departure or upon arrival.

"Cours RI" courses are specifically designed for English-speaking students. While these courses are taught in French, students can take comfort in knowing that the professors pay attention to the students' language levels. "Cours RI" courses are given through the International Relations Office, they provide a mix of French language, culture and civilization courses.

Program Website

Course Description

Students on Exchange MUST include course codes on their ISEP Course Request List once placed at Montpellier for applications to be complete.

Students can locate and example for Cours RI course lists by clicking on the links below:

Cours RI Courses FALL

Cours RI Courses SPRING

To find regular university courses in your field of study, go to the page for your specific “Unité de Formation et de Recherche” (UFR) within the University, click on “La Faculté” at the top of the page, the appropriate “Département” and then "Licence."

Course codes should begin with the letter "E", which will be followed by an odd figure for classes given in the Fall (for instance E11LTM5, E31LTM5, E51LTM5) or an even figure for classes given in the Spring (for instance E23AN5, E43AN5, E63AN5).

UFR 1: FACULTÉ DES LETTRES, ARTS, PHILOSOPHIE, PSYCHANALYSE

UFR 2: FACULTE DE LANGUES ET CULTURES ÉTRANGÈRES ET RÉGIONALES

UFR 3: FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET DES SCIENCES DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT

UFR 4: FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES SOCIALES, DES ORGANISATIONS ET DES INSTITUTIONS

UFR 5: FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES DU SUJET ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ

UFR 6: ÉDUCATION ET SCIENCES POUR LES LLASHS (LETTRES, LANGUES, ARTS, SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES)

ITIC: INSTITUT DES TECHNOSCIENCES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION

You may also find this presentation on how to find courses at UPVM useful in your search!  

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Quiamony Gaskins 703-504-9963 | QGaskins@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Université Paul Valery 3 is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1289. Situated on a campus outside the city, the university, one of several in Montpellier, continues...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in French)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    French Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

IMPORTANT: All students requesting Montpellier must fill out the supplemental Moveon application and Interlog housing procedures as soon as they receive their initial placement email from ISEP (or by October 1st for Spring, or April 15th for Fall). Failure to complete the application by the deadline could jeopardize placement. Students will only receive their official acceptance letters once the Moveon registration procedures are complete. Moveon Procedures for ISEP Exchange

Other Academic Conditions

Placements in regular courses are very competitive even for students with excellent French skills. Known as one of the best French-language training centers in the nation, UPV has a unique program that provides training on how to teach French as a Foreign Language with research in socio-linguistics and teaching methodology. Other strengths include classic and modern literature with a special focus on francophone literatures, history and geography, political science and international relations, and philosophy.

Please note that it may be difficult to enroll in departments such as Info-Com, Fine Arts, Film Studies or Drama because of the selection process that has been recently implemented for degree-seeking students.

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