Paris Descartes University


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Paris Descartes University History

Paris Descartes University also known as Paris V and Universite Paris 5 Rene Descartes in French is a public university located in Paris, France. The university is the successor to University of Paris after it was split in 1971. The university was established as a centre of Humanities and Health Sciences.

Paris Descartes University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Paris Descartes University vastly focuses on Health and Medical Sciences, and Humanities streams. Some of the subjects on offer are Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Physics, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Law.

Paris Descartes University also offers dual Master’s degrees such as Economics and Psychology, and Cogmaster in partnership with French institutions like Pantheon-Sorbonne University and Ecole Normale Superieure.

Paris Descartes University Campuses

Paris Descartes University is scattered around ten campuses in Paris with its headquarters in College de Chirurgie campus. Faculties, research centres, laboratories, and teaching facilities are located in College de Bourgogne, Saints-Perers, Henri-Pieron, Malakoff, and Montrouge.

Paris Descartes University is home to 10 university libraries including BU Cochin, BU Cordeliers, BU HEGP, BU Necker, BU Malakoff, BU Montrouge, BU Henri-Pieron, BU Sciences, SHS Descartes CNRS Library, and BU STAPS. Students can access over 300,000 documents and 70,000 e-journals and 28,000 e-books via these libraries. The university also provides extensive medical, sports, shopping, and leisure services to the students.

Paris Descartes University Achievements

Paris Descartes University is a member of Sorbonne Paris Cite University (USPC) group which allows its students to collaborate with students from three other Parisian universities on research and development activities. The QS World University Rankings ranks the university as one of top 500 in the world.

Paris Descartes University has produced renowned French Businessmen, Politicians, and Scientists in the past. The university graduates are highly sought after in the job market both regionally and nationally.

Paris Descartes University USP

Paris Descartes University has over 140 study abroad and student exchange agreements with foreign educational institutions of high repute. These include the University of Manchester, University of Warwick, University of Copenhagen, University of Rome, University of Madrid, University of Rotterdam, University of Helsinki, University of Stockholm, and the University of Ghent.

 Paris Descartes University is a highly prestigious university and very selective on its admission policies. The acceptance rate of undergraduate programs is just 11% with some programs only accepting 1.7% of applicants.

Paris Descartes University Notable Alumni

Olivier Brandicourt (Physician and former CEO of Sanofi), Francois Fillon (former French Prime Minister), Beatrice Galion-Melenec (Founder of the Laboratory on Human Trace Complex System UNESCO), and Nadey Hakim (Surgeon and Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine).

Paris Descartes University Programs

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A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in France. To be able to get a successful admission in Paris Descartes University in France students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Paris Descartes University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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