Why choose AMU

Come to AMU! Discover the university and its environment

Aix-Marseille Université is organizing a new edition of its webinar for future international students. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities offered by the university and the region. If you're still undecided about choosing AMU, let the school's international relations team guide you!


For its international outlook and the quality of its welcome

Since its creation, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) has been open to the world. Today, it is the largest French-speaking university in the world, with a student body of 80,000, including 12,000 international students.
In March 2024, Aix-Marseille Université was recognized for the quality of its welcome for international students, and was awarded the third star in the "Welcome to France" label. third star of the "Welcome to France" label by the Campus France label committee.


For its disciplinary diversity

Aix-Marseille University offers a wide range of fundamental, professional and research courses(Licences, Masters, Doctorates, Licences Pro, engineering diplomas, state health diplomas, DUTs) in 6 major disciplines:

Arts, Letters, Languages and Humanities | Law and Political Science | Economics and Management | Health | Science and Technology | multidisciplinary


AMU is also part of CIVIS, the European University which today brings together a network of 9 universities in a collaborative space for teaching, research, innovation and opening up higher education to society.

For the strength of its research

Aix-Marseille Université is a research-intensive university of international standing. 130 research structures linked to major national organizations, 12 doctoral schools, hospitals and 15 interdisciplinary institutes are the gateways between research and education. AMU places particular emphasis on 5 major fields: energy; environmental and universal sciences; life and health sciences; advanced sciences and technologies; and human and social sciences .
The dynamism of its research has enabled it to attract more than 3,400 doctoral students, 39.5% of whom are international, from over 100 countries.

For its commitment to sustainable development


Aware of environmental issues, AMU is politically committed to developing a sustainable development strategy. Approximately 1/3 of its research structures work in an interdisciplinary way on this theme to provide concrete answers. AMU students also play a key role in the development and implementation of this policy. Each year, AMU promotes cross-disciplinary educational projects that incorporate sustainable development and social responsibility concepts through the DD en TRANS' competition. Students' commitment is also recognized through a bonus applied to their final grade point average. To find out more, visit the Sustainable Development Department's page on the subject.

Discover how AMU is committed to sustainable development on video!


A dynamic student life

Thanks to the wide range of services offered by the university, students can make the most of their time at AMU. The university offers a range of cultural activities open to all(Printemps des associations, the Festiv'AMU, the student ball, the OSAMU symphony orchestra, the Jazz-band, etc.) and promotes access to culture for all by enabling its students to obtain additional discounts within the region's cultural structures.
AMU students can also enjoy a well-developed sporting life, thanks to a range of over 80 physical activities to which they have free access.
Finally, they can also take part in student community life, thanks to the more than 160 student associations present on the university's various campuses. university campuses.

Campus strategy and location

Aix-Marseille University boasts an extensive and varied built heritage. Located in four departments of the southern region, the university has made a concerted effort to modernize its major campuses and bring them up to international standards. The university's property strategy is constantly evolving, and is motivated by the energy challenge to which AMU wishes to respond.
Aix-Marseille Université has 5 major campuses and 58 sites spread over 9 towns in the region.

Aix-Marseille Université enjoys a unique geographical location in the heart of Provence. Between the sea and the mountains, students can move between the university's various campuses, located mainly in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Aix-Marseille Université is strategically located on the Mediterranean coast,


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