Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV) is located in the heart of the Latin quarter in Paris. It was established in 1971, following the division of the University of Paris (est. 1253). To a large extent, the University of Paris Sorbonne was the inheritor of the former University of Paris Arts and Sciences Faculties. Today, Paris Sorbonne boasts some 23,324 students, 13,900 of whom are undergraduates, 6,916 postgraduates and 2,508 Doctoral students.
The exchange agreement between King's and Paris IV allows for up to 11 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate and postgraduate exchange. This equates to 11 students going for a full academic year OR 22 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two. This exchange is open to students from the departments of French and Comparative Literature only.
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.