Paris Descartes University or Université Paris 5 (UP5) - public higher education institution in France. UP5 began its work in the year 1970. In the capital of France - Paris, the main building of the university has its well deserved place.

University ranking. Paris Descartes University is among the top 10 universities of France, which attracts the best students and professors France can offer. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 264 in international ratings. Paris Descartes University is considered to be one of the best in "Life Sciences and Medicine", placing 118 in the international rankings in that area. The university is considered to be among the best in the quality of education and ranks in the top 400 in that criterion.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion of admission is the academic performance of the applicant. Academic year of the university consists of two semesters. The university attracts students with its low tuition costs. For example a year of bachelor studies will cost you as little as 1000 USD. If you want to obtain your master’s at UP5 this will cost you less than 1000 USD. For more accurate information regarding UP5 tuition fees please visit the official website of the university

The composition of the university. Paris Descartes University is among the largest universities that educates more then 26 thousand students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. Every 7 student is a foreign citizen. More than 2000 teachers are employed by the university. The university has international partners which allows its students to participate in exchange programs. The university has social media profiles Itunes, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, where you can learn more about it.

Infrastructure of UP5. There is a library on the campus.
Ranking   264   9
Université Paris 5
Country France
City Paris
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,034 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,034 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
194 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
265 USD/year.
Living expenses $906 -1,621 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1970
Abbreviation UP5
Teachers 1,964
Students 26,963
Foreigners 14%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Santé (French) - Of Humanities and Health
• Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 264
Country ranking 9
Academic Reputation 338
International Students 312
Citations per Faculty 329
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine 118
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 264
QS World University Rankings 388
ARWU Academic Ranking 151
Cost of living in Paris
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 439 637
Food 264 483
Transportation 61 178
Communications and utilities 81 112
Clothing 29 109
Sports and leisure 31 100
Total 906 1,621
Accommodation in Paris USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 444
Shared room in city centre 644
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 658
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 932
Alternative title
English Paris Descartes University
Russian Университет Декарта(Париж V)
Arabic (باريس الخامسة (رينيه ديكارت
German Universität Paris Descartes
Spanish Universidad de París Descartes (París V)
French Unversité Paris Descartes
Japanese パリ第5大学
Korean 파리제5대학
Portuguese Universidade de Paris Descartes (Paris V)
Chinese 巴黎第五大学
cy Prifysgol Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité
it Università di Parigi-Cartesio
Ukrainian Університет Париж-Декарт
ca Universitat de París V
nl Université de Paris V
tr Université Paris-Descartes
eu Paris Descartes Unibertsitatea
gl Universidade París-Descartes
hu Université Paris-Descartes
pl Université de Paris V
sv Université Paris Descartes
fa دانشگاه دکارت پاریس
ro Universitatea Paris-Descartes
bg Университет Париж-V: Рене Декарт
he אוניברסיטת רנה דקארט
el Πανεπιστήμιο Ντεκάρτ Παρίσι 5
da Université Paris Descartes
cs Univerzita Paříž V
hy Փարիզի Դեկարտի համալսարան
be Універсітэт Парыж Дэкарт
et Université Paris-Descartes
nb Université Paris-Descartes
my ပါရီ ဒေးကား တက္ကသိုလ်
tl Pamantasang Paris Descartes
alt Université Paris Descartes
Location on map

Paris Descartes University - Official Description

At its creation, the University of Paris 5 chose to be placed under the patronage of philosopher Rene Descartes in order to commemorate his truly modern scientific work that included all human knowledge and accordingly the university adopted a multidisciplinary curriculum. The university provides bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in medicine, pharmacy, social sciences and humanities. The university currently has 10 units of formation and research centres. With more than 1900 professors and over 1000 administrative staff, the university accommodates each year more than 32000 students across many campuses.

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