Aix-Marseille University or Université d'Aix-Marseille (AMU) - public higher education institution in France. AMUstarted accepting students in 2012. The main building of AMU is located in Marseille.

University ranking. Aix-Marseille University is a desirable place to study for the citizens of France and foreigners alike. Despite being one of the youngest universities of France, Aix-Marseille University ranks high in international ratings. Aix-Marseille University, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings. It is renowned for the following programs: «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Mathematics», «Physics». The university is in the top 200 in education quality.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to get admitted to the university. Aix-Marseille University is among the universities that divides the academic schedule into semesters. A year of studies at a bachelor’s level may cost you 1000 USD or even less. A year of master’s studies will cost you less than 1000 USD. On the university’s official website ( you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. Aix-Marseille University is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 71,000 students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. One in 8 students is a foreigner. The academic staff of AMU includes more than 4 thousand teachers and professors.

Infrastructure of AMU. The library is available to all of the students. On campus the students can use the sports facilities provided by the university. Aix-Marseille University belongs to the «European University Association (EUA)».
Ranking   231   8
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Country France
City Marseille
Bachelor (foreigners) 217 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 295 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 1,163 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 1,163 USD/year.
Living expenses $562 -1,059 USD/month
Official Website
World ranking 231
Country ranking 8
Academic Reputation 187
International Students 328
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine 224
Natural Science 273
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 25
Physics 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 231
QS World University Rankings 362
ARWU Academic Ranking 101
Cost of living in Marseille
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 230 278
Food 194 374
Transportation 32 156
Communications and utilities 58 68
Clothing 24 90
Sports and leisure 23 93
Total 562 1,059
Accommodation in Marseille USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 232
Shared room in city centre 281
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 407
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 470
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة إيكس مرسيليا
German Universität Aix-Marseille
Spanish Universidad Aix-Marseille
French Aix-Marseille Université
Japanese エクスマルセイユ大学
Korean 엑스-마르세유 대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Aix Marseille
Russian Университет Экс-Марсель
Chinese 艾克斯-马赛大学
old Aix Marseille University
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Description of Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University is a public, research-intensive, cultural and professional institution located in the south of France.
The merger of the three previous universities of Aix-Marseille was completed on January 1st, 2012. It is now the largest French university with 130 recognized research units linked with major research organizations and 19 faculties and schools. (117 research units and 13 federatives structures that conduct joint research with CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA, CEA et l’IFSTTAR). The main research subjects are Mathematics and its interactions, Ecological and agricultural sciences, Physics, Earth and universe sciences, Chemistry, Biology, medicine, Human sciences, humanities, Social sciences, Engineering, Information and communication.
Aix-Marseille University contributes extensively to the knowledge-based economy and the dissemination of knowledge. The research policy in collaboration with leading national research organizations, affirms a strong ambition to improve research in the Aix-Marseille area. AMU aims to encourage innovation and risk taking in basic and applied research. A major challenge is to facilitate interaction and exchange between disciplines, essential to progress in research and to put at the service of research the means necessary to place the potential of the university at the highest national and international levels. Therefore the University has established an Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA), open to researchers of all disciplines from around the world.
In 2014, Aix-Marseille University gathers almost 72.000 students including more than 10.000 international students from 128 different countries and 4000 PhD students in 12 doctoral schools. The University with its wide range of general and vocational courses including over 590 degree courses offers education and training in all disciplines (19 faculties and school) : Arts, literature, languages and social sciences, Economics and management, Law and politics, Health, medical sciences, Science and technology.
With more than 500 international agreements the University participates in the creation of European area of education and research and in the development of mobility. AMU is actively involved in many networks and consortia (407 Erasmus partners, 298 International cooperation agreements, 88 Degrees with international partnerships, 10 Erasmus Mundus programs, 360 Joint PhDs with 74 countries). Aix-Marseille University is the coordinator of A*Midex, which is one of the 8 French Excellence Initiatives (whose goal is to develop excellence of the French leaders in research and higher education) selected by an international jury on the basis of their potential and strategy, in the framework of the “Investments for the Future” program launched by the French government in 2012. An ambition is an empowerment tool for Aix-Marseille University to boost its excellence and implement a relevant interdisciplinary strategy to take up local and global scientific challenges
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