Université de Poitiers
Founded in 1431, the University of Poitiers is the second oldest university in France and has welcomed many famous thinkers in its time ( François Rabelais; René Descartes; Francis Bacon ). These days, Poitiers is one of the biggest student cities in France; it has more students per inhabitant than any other city in France. There are more than 27,000 university students; 4,000 of them international students, from 117 countries. Poitiers is a picturesque, medieval city conveniently located neither too far from Tours nor from Paris.
The exchange agreement between King's and the University of Poitiers allows for up to two Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to two students going for a full academic year OR four students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.