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Université Côte d'Azur

Location

Valrose, Nice France

Ranking

# 731-740QS World University Rankings

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48Undergraduate programs

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71Postgraduate programs

International

5931International students

About Université Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d'Azur is a large public scientific, cultural, and professional institution which gathers 18 major academic players on the Côte d'Azur around its historical core university. Its fundamental missions are the higher education of students and professionals, excellence in research, and innovation for the benefit of all.

Since January 1, 2020, we have strived to build a 21st century French university based on new interactions between disciplines (multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity) and driven by dynamic collaborations that connect Education-Research-Innovation, as well as strong local, national, and international partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Université Côte d'Azur is committed to a path of transformation and excellence, which it is achieving through the UCA  J.E.D.I. Initiative of Excellence (IdEx) awarded in 2016 and extended indefinitely in 2021, which places it among the top 9 French universities intensive in research and with a strong international influence. Home to the 3IA Côte d’Azur, one of the 4 Interdisciplinary Institutes of Artificial Intelligence recognized in 2019, Université Côte d’Azur also created the French School of AI (EFELIA Côte d'Azur) in 2022, and established Graduate Research Schools (EUR). The university aims to be a major research-intensive university that is both grounded in our region and oriented towards the international and European scene, notably through the European University "Ulysseus" of which Université Côte d’Azur is a founding member.

Université Côte d'Azur has several campuses, mainly in Nice, Sophia Antipolis and Cannes but also widely distributed between Seyne-sur-Mer and Menton. Ideally located between the sea and the mountains, it offers a pleasant environment for its staff and students. Its location in the heart of Europe combined with easy access via the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport makes it a gateway to the academic and scientific world.

Université Côte d'Azur directly employs more than 3,000 staff and enrolls more than 30,000 students each year.


Please find here all our International Training Programs 

About Université Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d'Azur is a large public scientific, cultural, and professional institution which gathers 18 major academic players on the Côte d'Azur around its historical core university. Its fundamental missions are the higher education of students and professionals, excellence in research, and innovation for the benefit of all.

Since January 1, 2020, we have strived to build a 21st century French university based on new interactions between disciplines (multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity) and driven by dynamic collaborations that connect Education-Research-Innovation, as well as strong local, national, and international partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Université Côte d'Azur is committed to a path of transformation and excellence, which it is achieving through the UCA  J.E.D.I. Initiative of Excellence (IdEx) awarded in 2016 and extended indefinitely in 2021, which places it among the top 9 French universities intensive in research and with a strong international influence. Home to the 3IA Côte d’Azur, one of the 4 Interdisciplinary Institutes of Artificial Intelligence recognized in 2019, Université Côte d’Azur also created the French School of AI (EFELIA Côte d'Azur) in 2022, and established Graduate Research Schools (EUR). The university aims to be a major research-intensive university that is both grounded in our region and oriented towards the international and European scene, notably through the European University "Ulysseus" of which Université Côte d’Azur is a founding member.

Université Côte d'Azur has several campuses, mainly in Nice, Sophia Antipolis and Cannes but also widely distributed between Seyne-sur-Mer and Menton. Ideally located between the sea and the mountains, it offers a pleasant environment for its staff and students. Its location in the heart of Europe combined with easy access via the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport makes it a gateway to the academic and scientific world.

Université Côte d'Azur directly employs more than 3,000 staff and enrolls more than 30,000 students each year.


Please find here all our International Training Programs 

Available programs

Université Côte d’Azur offers university courses which can be completed in Bachelors in the following fields:

  • Biology, Health, Sport
  • Law, Politics, Economics and Management
  • Education, Teaching, Training,
  • Arts, Humanities, Languages and Communication
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Environment

 Please find here all our International Training Programs 


Master of Science

It was with a view to preparing young generations for the professions of the future and providing solutions for the challenges we face that in 2018 Université Côte d’Azur developed a series of international MSc programs, of which there are now 11.

These programs of excellence supported by IDEX UCAJEDI are fully taught in English and involve the participation of leading academics and practitioners. They are built around regional objectives and prestigious international partnerships.

These State-accredited MSc degree courses welcome students from around the world (more than 110 countries), a multiculturalism that is one of our strengths

Phd

Université Côte d’Azur offers the ideal environment to complete a doctoral thesis. Boasting 80 laboratories and almost 800 researchers, it hosts 1,300 PhD students at all its sites in Nice and Sophia-Antipolis. Each year, 250 doctoral theses are defended in some fifty subject specialties.

Université Côte d'Azur provides its PhD students efficient working conditions to both train in, and learn from, top-level research.

Studying for a PhD at Université Côte d'Azur helps nurture disciplinary expertise through superior teaching provided by research professors together with numerous international symposiums and seminars organized in the laboratories. It also builds cross-cutting skills in teaching, research, communication, work efficiency and management, while innovative programs support young researchers to start their entrepreneurial ventures.


University information

Université Côte d'Azur is delighted to welcome you.

FRENCH OR EUROPEAN STUDENTS
If you are a French or European student, you must use the Parcoursup platform to apply to a higher education establishment in France. Please note that the dates for entering your application and validating your choices must be respected, otherwise your application will be rejected.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If you are an international (non-European) student living in France, you must follow the green DAP procedure (Demande d'Admission Préalable) to enrol in the first year of a Bachelor's
degre. If you are an international student (from outside Europe) living abroad, please contact the Campus France office in your country.

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The wealth of skills, the spirit of innovation, the diversity of the courses on offer, the strong student support, the professional immersion… Université Côte d’Azur offers the perfect exploration ground for those who dare to create.

Our campuses are located across the French Riviera. Nice, Cannes, Menton, Sophia Antipolis are all sites that promote an intense, welcoming and fulfilling living environment. 

Accomodation

There are several housing options on the French Riviera: university rooms, student residences, shared apartments, etc. The CROUS, which is a partner of Université Côte d’Azur, offers student rooms to international students who apply early, subject to availability. La Studapart platform, created by Université Côte d’Azur, offers student accommodation throughout the year.
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Student life

Engagement Center
The Engagement Center encourages and values the commitment of students in activities of general interest, in addition to their studies and in line with the values of the Université Côte d’Azur. The missions can be very varied and take place in local and international associations/organizations.

University Librairies
Each Université Côte d’Azur campus has a university library (BU), with its own hours. Registered students have access to all BUs regardless of their course of study, by presenting their student card.

University restaurant
The University Restaurants offer complete meals (starter, main course and dessert) for 3.30€.

Université Côte d’Azur student card
Your student card gives you access to many services at within the university, but it also guarantees you discounts at day-to-day. Remember to always have it with you! Services: libraries academics; payment card for Resto U, photocopies or impressions; reductions in public transport, reductions on leisure and culture: cinema, museum, magazine subscription, music platform, access to UCA Sport or sports halls; beauty ; Fast food; ready to wear; hardware….

UCA SPORTS
You want to get moving? You can sign up for sports activities at Université Côte d’Azur. The range is wide: climbing, paddle, dance, orienteering, etc.

News and Events

News and events that bring Université Côte d’Azur to life can be found on the website: Each campus has an International Relations Office (BRI), which is responsible for the administrative management and follow-up of international students’ exchange programs. The BRI supervises exchange students and supports the international activities of UCA’s faculties and institutes. Each BRI is the contact point for international exchange students.

ALUMNI

Registering on the AlumnForce platform as soon as you arrive allows you to become part of the large Université Côte d’Azur community, by receiving news and participating in events. This platform is a springboard for alumni who can thus take advantage of a vast network of former graduates who have now become professionals. It also includes internship and job offers, conferences and seminars.

PROFESSIONALLY-ORIENTED COURSES
A large proportion of UniCA's courses offer a career-oriented approach: whether in the form of internships or coop training courses, career orientation is an essential part of our programmes and curricula. 

SUPPORT

Career guidance and professional integration
Université Côte d'Azur supports its students with career guidance and professional integration services.
That means that students are supported by our teams to choose the most adapted training path, in case of re-orientation during studies and when they are ready to join the world of
work. 
All the details are available here

Alumni mission
In addition, UniCA has developed an Alumni mission to create a  professional network around our university and to create and maintain lasting links between former students.
The aim is to provide a dynamic network that supports its members, encouraging professional development, career opportunities and the exchange of knowledge.
Visit the UniCA Alumni platform now : https://link.univ-cotedazur.fr/fr 

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
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Where to look for scholarship opportunities

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How to apply to scholarships relevant to you

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A list of available scholarships around the world

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A scholarship application checklist

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Rankings & ratings

Université Côte d'Azur is one of the top public universities in Nice, France. It is ranked #731-740 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

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Université Côte d'Azur's values :

  • Université Côte d’Azur is a place where academic freedom of expression is guaranteed. 
  • Université Côte d’Azur is committed to an ethical policy in every field in which it is involved.
  • Université Côte d’Azur ensures that there is democratic representation within its bodies. 
  • Université Côte d’Azur aims to be an inclusive university that respects diversity, promotes gender equality, freedom from discrimination, well-being in the workplace and defends secularism and fundamental rights and freedoms. It is also committed to instigating corporate social and environmental responsibility. 
  • Université Côte d’Azur guarantees the right to academic, trade union and political freedoms for its staff and the student community.

The administrative registration is an online process, directly completed on the registration platform.

If you have technical problems registering, contact your school service. 

 

Find all the highlights of your academic year.
Many of our courses are adapted or adaptables to an international audience; we therefore advise you to directly contact the person in charge of the course you are interested in for further information.
For a quick overview of our latest courses 100% in English, please click here : International Training Programs
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