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Université d'Orléans

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Château de la Source
6 Avenue du Parc Floral BP 6749
Orléans Cedex 2 -




Directrice des relations Internationales


Welcome to the University of Orleans!

Founded in 1306, UO celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2006. Famous personalities have studied here, including Pope Clement V, Molière, Jean Calvin, Charles Perrault etc.

Situated one hour from Paris, in the heart of a wooded and green area of about 100 hectares, the multidisciplinary campus of the University of Orléans attracts and welcomes today about 19,000 students, including more than 2,000 students of foreign nationalities, i.e. 15% of the total number of students. It also has 6 sites in the Centre Val de Loire region in Blois, Bourges, Châteauroux, Chartres, Issoudun and Tours-Fondette.


Main sectors

The University of Orléans offers training courses in line with the LMD system (Licence, Master, Doctorate) in the fields of law, economics, management, literature, languages, human and social sciences, science, technology and health.

Our programs :


These programs are given in :

    3 Faculties : Law, Economics and Management ; Literature, Languages and Human Sciences ; Science and Technology
    4 University Institutes of Technology (IUT)
    1 Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - University School of Management
    1 engineering school, Polytech Orléans
    1 Earth and Universe Science Observatory
    1 Teacher's Training Institute
    1 University School of Physiotherapy
    1 French Institute


Reopened in 1961 on the Orléans La Source campus, UO is close to major research organisations such as CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), BRGM (French Geological Survey) and INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research).

It has :

    27 research laboratories
    4 Doctoral Schools hosting 450 doctoral students per year
    50 patents and 100 theses defended per year.


Strong points

   French Institute - Diploma courses in French from level A1 to C1. DELF, DALF, TCF examination centre.
    International Masters taught in English
    EURAXESS Mobility Centre for welcoming researchers

in the Centre Val de Loire region

    Individual welcoming of exchange students and follow-up during the stay.
    High level sports department, an internationally recognised JUDO centre.
    Student life: numerous associative, cultural and sports activities, E-campus

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