Founded in 1969, Universite du Maine is a small multidisciplinary institution with a single campus. Le Mans is best known for its 24-hour sports car race and its well preserved old city where Cyrano de Bergerac was filmed. As the ISEP site in France closest to Paris, Le Mans offers you a combination of a charming small French town with easy access to the City of Lights. As one of the smaller universities in France, the Université du Maine offers students the opportunity to engage with other French students, take courses taught in French or English in many subjects and improve their French language skills. Key figures include:
- International student enrollment from over 90 nations
- 308 research professors, eight doctoral schools and 280 Ph.D Students
- 200 student events organized each year
- 60+ students organizations
- Campus enrollment of 7,500+ students
The university has created speacial programs for international students to ensure that students can easily find courses based on specified tracks. Browse the two program offerings below for more information!
Le MansLe Mans, France5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in Le MansLanguage(s) spoke on campus: French
Situated on the Sarthe river, Le Mans is about 55 minutes by train southwest of Paris. The city is of great interest from a historical and geographical point of view: the Gallo-Roman walls still stand 1700 years later as a testament to the excellence of Roman engineering. These walls encompass the Vieux Mans along with several houses celebrating the architectural diversity of different historical periods: the Middle-Ages, the Renaissance and the 18th century. Le Mans Cathedral displays a beautiful combination of Roman and Gothic art due to its different periods of construction from the 11th to the 15th century. Numerous cultural activities and events take place year-round (theater, dance and music — including a renowned Jazz festival in May). Le Mans is also famous for the race "Les 24h du Mans" in June of every year. As the ISEP site in France closest to Paris, Le Mans offers students a combination of a charming small French town with easy access to the City of Lights.
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