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Université PSL

Location

Quartier Latin, Paris France

Ranking

# 24QS World University Rankings

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10Undergraduate programs

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53Postgraduate programs

International

4211International students

About Université PSL

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity. With 17,000 students and 2,900 researchers, it is a human-scale university.

PSL includes 9 Component Schools and 2 Associate Members and works closely with 3 research entities. It draws on the scientific strengths of all its schools to foster unprecedented opportunities for its communities in education, research, technology transfer, and industrial and academic partnerships both nationally and internationally.

With 28 Nobel laureates, 10 Fields medal winners, 3 Abel laureates, 50 César, and 79 Molière awardees, it represents circa 10% of French research and has received more than 150 ERC grants since its creation. Its academic community draws from the full potential of PSL’s 140 laboratories, to offer students and researchers a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs, in all scientific fields.

Chosen from around the world for their talent and carefully supervised, PSL students have access to a comprehensive research-based course offering. Whether they become researchers, entrepreneurs, managers or artists, PSL students learn to formulate answers and solutions that will have an impact on our society. PSL is a public university that promotes a diverse student body, welcoming students from every social status, gender, and geographical origin.
 

As a major hub of arts and culture, PSL hosts many debates, lectures, exhibits, shows, and concerts throughout the year. It forms strategic partnerships with the world’s top universities. A leader in innovation, PSL supports applications of its research by creating some 50 start-ups and filing nearly 70 patents annually. In 2017 it launched its own seed fund, the PSL Innovation Fund.


Université PSL : Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art dramatique - PSL, Dauphine - PSL, École nationale des chartes - PSL, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, École normale supérieure - PSL, École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Mines Paris - PSL, Observatoire de Paris - PSL, Collège de France, Institut Curie.
Partners : Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Ecole nationale d’administration, École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris – Malaquais, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Institut Louis Bachelier, La Fémis, Lycée Henri-IV.
With the support of : CNRS, Inserm, Inria.

About Université PSL

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity. With 17,000 students and 2,900 researchers, it is a human-scale university.

PSL includes 9 Component Schools and 2 Associate Members and works closely with 3 research entities. It draws on the scientific strengths of all its schools to foster unprecedented opportunities for its communities in education, research, technology transfer, and industrial and academic partnerships both nationally and internationally.

With 28 Nobel laureates, 10 Fields medal winners, 3 Abel laureates, 50 César, and 79 Molière awardees, it represents circa 10% of French research and has received more than 150 ERC grants since its creation. Its academic community draws from the full potential of PSL’s 140 laboratories, to offer students and researchers a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs, in all scientific fields.

Chosen from around the world for their talent and carefully supervised, PSL students have access to a comprehensive research-based course offering. Whether they become researchers, entrepreneurs, managers or artists, PSL students learn to formulate answers and solutions that will have an impact on our society. PSL is a public university that promotes a diverse student body, welcoming students from every social status, gender, and geographical origin.
 

As a major hub of arts and culture, PSL hosts many debates, lectures, exhibits, shows, and concerts throughout the year. It forms strategic partnerships with the world’s top universities. A leader in innovation, PSL supports applications of its research by creating some 50 start-ups and filing nearly 70 patents annually. In 2017 it launched its own seed fund, the PSL Innovation Fund.


Université PSL : Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art dramatique - PSL, Dauphine - PSL, École nationale des chartes - PSL, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, École normale supérieure - PSL, École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Mines Paris - PSL, Observatoire de Paris - PSL, Collège de France, Institut Curie.
Partners : Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Ecole nationale d’administration, École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris – Malaquais, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Institut Louis Bachelier, La Fémis, Lycée Henri-IV.
With the support of : CNRS, Inserm, Inria.

Available programs

Université PSL enrolls more than 1200 students every year to its 9 Bachelor’s programs and offers a rigorous university education combined with innovative instruction.
Undergraduate education at PSL is selective, targeting high-potential students of all backgrounds with the goal of equipping each and every student with the means to excel. PSL’s education philosophy promotes learning through research, creation and entrepreneurship in order to develop critical thinking skills, creativity and daring. The admissions process prioritizes diversity in backgrounds and experience, which aligns with PSL’s proactive equal opportunity policy. 100% of PSL graduates continue on to the best Master’s programs and Grandes Écoles in France and abroad.

  • The CPES Multidisciplinary Undergraduate program is a high-level, multidisciplinary, innovative undergraduate program that provides exposure to cultural and artistic notions, projects-based teaching, and research-based learning. The program is co-hosted by 9 of the most prestigious colleges in France and inspired by the Anglo-Saxon model with a broad array of majors and minors on offer.
  • PSL’s undergraduate degree in sustainability sciences aims to train a new generation of decision-makers who will be able to grasp the challenges of sustainable development in all their complexity on a global scale : environmental impact, governance, economic viability, social acceptability, etc. This interdisciplinary bachelor's degree is the first of its kind in France.
  • Dauphine - PSL : 6 generalist degrees are available: Management, Applied Economics, Social Science, Law, Applied Mathematics, Organizational Computer Sciences.
  • The three-year Actor training program is notable for its high technical and artistic standards, its increasingly broad scope for free, independent study and its encouragement of creativity that is grounded in the realities of the changing world around us. The curriculum is designed to give students the tools to develop their practical, technical and theoretical knowledge and define their artistic personality.

PSL Master's degrees are selective and cross-disciplinary; they target high potential students, from a variety of backgrounds, to achieve excellence.
Life Sciences, Digital Humanities, Cognitive Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy, Quantitative Economics, Art History, or Human Resources Management... Find the program that best suits you among the new offer.

  • 43 Master's degrees in every subject, in the heart of Paris, on our many campuses within PSL (ENS - PSL, Dauphine - PSL, MINES Paris - PSL, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, EPHE - PSL, Ecole nationale des chartes - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Observatoire de Paris - PSL) .
  • Almost half programs are cross-institutional (degrees hosted by at least 2 PSL Schools)
  • About 20 courses of study available in English, with French as Foreign Language (FLE) studies available to non-French speaking students.
  • 5 degrees from Grandes écoles equal to Master's degrees: Engineering at ESPCI-PSL; engineering and energy engineering at MINES Paris-PSL; engineering at École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL; degree from the École normale supérieure-PSL.
  • Degree "Playing and directing" at CNSAD - PSL.

University information

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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.

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Rankings & ratings

Université PSL is one of the top public universities in Paris, France. It is ranked #24 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

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FAQs

Our undergraduate and graduate programmes have different procedures for admission. To identify the option that best suits your profile, please consult our website.
Whether you are a French or international student and whatever your study program is (master's, PhD track etc.), financial support is available for you. Please consult our website.
If you are an international student and you want to prepare your arrival in France and in PSL, please contact the Welcome Desk ([email protected]). They will help you before, during and after your arrival for all administrative tasks (visa, housing, health care) and your settling in Paris. More information about the PSL Welcome Desk here.
To find out about the required level, please read the presentation on the targeted Bachelor's or Master's program. Please note that the concentrations or tracks offered in English are available to the non-French speaking students without prerequisite in French.
More information here.
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