Why choosing AMU

For its international outlook and the quality of its welcome

Since its creation, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) has been open to the international scene. Today, it is the largest French-speaking university in the world and has 80,000 students, including 10,000 international students.
In 2019, it obtained the Welcome to France label, which attests to the quality of its welcome, and is thus one of the top 25 institutions in France to receive this label.

AMU ouvert sur le monde

For its disciplinary variety

With a wide range of basic, professional and research courses(Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Professional degrees, engineering degrees, State health degrees, DUT), Aix-Marseille Université offers a wide range of high-quality courses in six 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 brings together a network of 9 universities in a collaborative space for teaching, research, innovation and the opening of 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 organisations, 12 doctoral schools, hospitals and 15 interdisciplinary institutes are the links between research and training. AMU places particular emphasis on five 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 enables it to have more than 3,400 doctoral students, 39.5% of whom are international and come from more than 100 countries.

For its commitment to sustainable development

Aware of environmental issues, AMU has made a political commitment to develop a Sustainable Development strategy. Approximately 1/3 of its research structures work in an interdisciplinary manner on this theme in order to provide concrete answers. Students at AMU also play a major role in the construction and implementation of this policy. Each year, AMU promotes cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary educational projects that integrate notions of sustainable development and social responsibility by AMU students through the SD in TRANS’. The students' commitment is also valued through a bonus applied to their final average. To find out more, visit the Sustainable Development Department's page on the subject.

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For its dynamic student life

Thanks to the diversity of services offered by the university, students can make the most of their university stay at AMU. The university offers a range of cultural activities open to all (Printemps des associations, Festiv'AMU, the student ball, the OSAMU symphony orchestra, the Jazz band, etc.) and promotes access to culture for all by allowing its students to obtain additional discounts within the region's cultural structures.
Each AMU student can also lead a well-developed sports life thanks to the offer of more than 80 physical activities to which they have free access.
Finally, they can also take part in a student associative life thanks to the more than 160 student associations present onthe different campuses of the university.

For its campus strategy and its geographical location

Aix-Marseille Université has a very varied and extensive built heritage. Located in four departments in the southern region, the university has made an effort to modernise its large 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 large campuses and 58 sites spread over 9 cities 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 has a strategic geographical location, bordering the Mediterranean Sea,


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