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UPEC - Université Paris-Est Créteil

3.4 out of 5 (41 ratings / 32 reviews) Créteil, France
The largest multidisciplinary university in Ile-de-France, the Université Paris-Est Créteil may be described as a bold yet successful enterprise: in little more than 40 years since its foundation in 1970, UPEC has managed to establish itself both as a regionally grounded institution and an internationally oriented university.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (1)



  • founded in 1970


Courses and trainings are specially tailored to meet international standards and cover an extensive range of disciplines, from technical degrees to doctorates (Ph. D). Besides, UPEC has signed more than 580 international agreements with universities and laboratories, and enjoys governmental as well as European support.


Research at UPEC is undertaken across :

  • 23 cross-sector bodies,
  • 27 teams,
  • 2 internal teams for technology research,
  • and 2 federating research institutes

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Student services

Due to its internationally focused policy, UPEC boasts a rich social diversity and welcomes 3,000 foreign students each year. Special services are dedicated to helping them with their everyday life, such as adapted French courses, easy access to healthcare for all students, and specific support for administrative procedures and accommodation.

  • International students department
  • SCUIO-IP - General information, orientation and professional development department
  • Campus life office
  • Delcife
  • Rectorat of Créteil

Housing services

Accomodation unit of the Student life and culture department

  • This service has been established to assist student in finding accommodation. The service indicates to you available apartments and studios. You can access the lists of accommodation available at the office.
  • In order to access this information you must be a currently enrolled UPEC student and you must present your student card.

Library services

The central documentation service is constituted by 7 integrated libraries. It has books, periodicals and CD-ROMs, which can be consulted on the spot and/or loaned. You can consult databases. A thesis service is available as well as a library information office.

Medical services

SUMPPS (the university preventive medicine and health promotion department) is accessible to students to provide advice and assist with concerns relating to disabilities, medical examinations, psychological assessments.

Student Life

Campus life

Only 20 minutes from the heart of Paris, UPEC stands out with its 120,000 square meter campus, its comprehensive programs and state-of-the-art research.

The Culture office offers the possibility of participating in various cultural activities – accessible to all

  • Cross-disciplinary workshops
  • Arts activities for leisure
  • We are offering photography courses as well as the opportunity to participate in the International Women’s Film Festival at Créteil as a UPEC judge
  • In May, the Maison des Arts de Créteil offers students and staff access to various cultural workshops including dance sessions.
  • Maison des Arts tickets

Sports facilities

Students can have access to sporting activities as part of cross-disciplinary activities. These are available to all Bachelors students and are offered by different areas of the university.

More than 30 sporting activities are available as leisure and cross-disciplinary activities. The choice is yours.

Can elite sport and academic studies work together? This is possible thanks to an agreement signed between the Ministry of youth and sports and UPEC. You can find out more from the Sports department.

Student clubs

The student's unions of UPEC are an essential link between students, the administration and the university institutions through their existence and their action.

At UPEC, there are about forty students associations. Where you can meet other students, share a passion, ideas, organise projects. Many types of association are available : subject associations, sports associations, charity associations, associations for promoting cultural exchanges, vocational integration associations...

In Créteil, students can have offer reductions for some entertainment and events.

Student Reviews

UPEC and it's programmes
Provided by ESN rated 1 out of 5 stars

As a International Business student at the UPEC University, I will rate my overall study experience very satisfying. In fact, thanks to my University and its partners' programmes, I can travel around the world and continue to study at the same times. So, I can make some importants experiences and learn at the same time.

Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

The organistion of the course doesn't make any sense. There is no communication between student and administration

UPEC, a formative university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Université Paris Est Créteil is a very professionalizing university, in fact we have to do at least 2 internships during the 3 years of the university education. The organization of the university can still be improved; in fact it usually gives late informations and the communication is not always clear. My study experience at the University Paris Est was overall a...

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