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You are a foreign student and wish to study at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia?

The University of Perpignan organizes its training courses in accordance with the European Higher Education System:

  • Licence (3 years)
  • Master (+2 years)
  • Doctorate (+3 years)

Each academic year is divided into 2 semesters of 30 ECTS (ECTS: European Credit Transfer System) each, i.e. 60 ECTS per year. The grading scale is between 0 and 20 points. A mark of 10/20 must be reached to validate the credits linked to each course. Depending on your status, there are two types of admission procedures available to you:

Within exchange programmes

Erasmus+, BCI (Québec), Erasmus Mundus, cooperation agreements. Exchange programmes operate according to the following characteristics:
  • you remain enrolled at your home university where you pay your tuition fees
  • you are exempt from the UPVD registration fees
  • after you have submitted to the assessments, you benefit from the credits obtained during your period of study to have them validated at your home university in order to obtain your degree. A transcript and a diploma supplement will be sent to you.


Independent of exchange programmes


  • You will also find in this section, all the practical information to prepare your arrival and your stay at the University of Perpignan.
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Date of update May 15, 2020