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Study in Montpellier

All the information you need about studying in Montpellier as an international student.

Why study in Montpellier?

Located just off the south coast of France on the Mediterranean sea, Montpellier is a stylish student city. Home to several higher education institutes, including three large universities, a third of Montpellier’s population is made up of students, making it a popular study destination. Its large student population makes it a center for events and festivals, including a summer music festival and international film festival.

Montpellier is an attractive city, with a wealth of medieval architecture, grand boulevards and elegant private mansions. The white sand beaches of France’s south coast are only minutes away, and the city is within easy reach of Marseille to the east, and the Spanish border to the west.

Universities in Montpellier

Montpellier is home to more than ten universities, meaning the city has a large student population and culture to become part of. There are a number of Grand Écoles in Montpellier, including Montpellier Business School, one of the oldest management schools in Europe.

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How to study in Montpellier

You’ll first need to decide on the program you want to study in Montpellier. If you are from outside the EU / EEA, you may need to apply for your chosen program through an online application system such as the “study in France” procedure.

When you have accepted a place at a university you’ll need to make sure you have a student visa before so can study in France.

What to study in Montpellier

With such a wide range of universities, Montpellier can offer most subjects at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD / doctorate level.

Cost to study in Montpellier

Studying in Montpellier is cheaper than in Paris, especially when it comes to living costs.

Tuition fees will depend on the exact university and program you choose, with private universities generally being more expensive.

Key facts of Montpellier

  • 75/45°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 278,000 Population
  • 13 Universities
  • France Country