Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense
The Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, also known as Paris X or Paris, Nanterre is located 36 minutes north west of central Paris. Aged 50 years 'young' in 2014, the institution started life through public agendas to increase residential space within the Parisian locality and widen access to university during the 1960s. It is now one of the most prestigious French universities, mainly in the areas of law, humanities, political science, social sciences, and economics.
The exchange agreement between King's and Paris Nanterre allows for up to 5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 5 students going for a full academic year OR 10 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
The university's estimates for living costs can be found here (page 11). 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.