University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail

Toulouse, France
The involvement and the commitment of our student body, faculty and staff along with our high standard of education have established the University Toulouse-Jean Jaurès as one of the best universities in France and a leading academic institution in research and education.



Founded in 1229, the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès has a long-standing tradition of humanities studies.


UT2J offers degrees in a broad variety of disciplines, from the undergraduate level to the doctorate.

The university is composed of

5 main departments called UFR (Unité de Formation et de Recherche) :

  • UFR of History, Arts and Archaeology
  • UFR of Foreign languages, Literatures and Civilizations
  • UFR of Literature, Philosophy and Music
  • UFR of Psychology
  • UFR of Sciences, Spaces and Societies


Our University is renowned for its expertise in teaching and research in the following disciplines :

  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Languages
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Health
  • Management


The University Career and Information Centre (DOSI) provides career counselling for students. Counsellors help students find information on courses, chose the best major, find internships and develop a career plan based on their interests and abilities. The Centre also helps students develop their alumni, inter-university or professional networks. The DOSI holds CV-writing workshops and various conferences on career and employment year-round.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (2)


Library services

The University Bookshop (Librairie Etudes) has around 15,000 new or second-hand books for students, faculty and staff.

Medical services

The University Centre for Preventive Medicine and Health (SIMPPS) provides students with qualified medical and social assistance. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other medical specialists look after the health and the well-being of UT2J students, thus giving them the best chance of success in their studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Our main campus is located in Toulouse, in the Mirail quarter, 15 minutes from the city centre by metro. The University also has several smaller campuses in nine cities of the Midi-Pyrenees region, as well as other campuses around the world.

Sports facilities

Our Sports Department (SUAPS) offers courses in 40 different sports at all levels. These sports can be practiced for leisure or can be fully integrated into the students’ curriculum, thus adding valuable sports skills to their degree.

Student clubs

The University also hosts over 45 non-profit student associations committed to a broad variety of interests and activities. Among these associations are over 10 student-run centres, 9 theatre associations that put on plays in various languages, and one association entirely dedicated to foreign students .