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Université Paris Descartes

Université Paris Descartes was founded in 1971. When it was created, the University chose to be under the patronage of René Descartes (1596-1650) whose scientific approach was truly modern, encompassed all human knowledge and was perfectly adapted to a multidisciplinary university.

Today, the university has over 38,000 students across ten campuses in Paris. Its headquarters are centered on the "Collège de chirurgie", which was built in place of the "Collège de Bourgogne", in the Quartier latin, on the rue des Écoles. It is in the Top 100 clinical and health universities in the world.

Exchange places

The exchange agreement between King's and the Université Paris Descartes allows for up to two Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate and postgraduate exchange. This equates to two students going for a full academic year OR four students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two. This exchange is open to students from the Department of Pharmacy.

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.

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