Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

With its 20 000 students, Paul-Valéry Montpellier University (UPVM) is one of the oldest universities in Europe, part of the long academic tradition of the city dating back from the Middle Ages (the former schools of Medicine, Law and Arts were founded in the13th century). Located in the south of France, Montpellier is a thriving and dynamic city, and its student population has soared in the last decades: UPVM, the University of Montpellier (UM) and the many other higher education institutions of the city welcome more than 70 000 students.

Besides, the city benefits from an exceptional scientific potential, reinforced by a strong representation of all the national research organisations (CNRS, INSERM, INRA, etc.). Its attractiveness and academic standards are recognised worldwide, as 1 student out of 6 is an international student.