University of Toulouse

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Languages
Course Language(s) English, French
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates September - January
January - June

About the University

Founded in 1229, the Université of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès has a long-standing tradition of Humanities studies. UT2J offers degrees in a broad variety of disciplines, from undergraduate to doctorate level. Toulouse, the capital city of the Occitanie region, is renowned for its student life and its bon vivre atmosphere. UT2J has numerous exchange agreements with international universities and has approximately around 4,000 international students within its 126,000 student population.


Toulouse, France

Toulouse, capital of France’s southern Occitanie region, is bisected by the Garonne River and sits near the Spanish border. It’s known as La Ville Rose (‘The Pink City’) due to the terra-cotta bricks used in many of its buildings. Its 17th-century Canal du Midi links the Garonne to the Mediterranean Sea, and can be traveled by boat, bike or on foot.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on English taught courses available, visit the TLSE website.


The University's halls of residence, run by the CROUS, are dedicated only to French government scholarship holders, foreign  scholarship holders or any other authorised body, students enrolled in the framework of an international agreement approved by the Ministry of Education and the PhD students (if there are any vacancies). You have to start very early (finding a place to live is quite a challenge in September and October) and you should know what your budget is in advance.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one month including accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, text books and supplies and spending is estimated at EUR 700-950.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

A visa is required for foreigners who do not belong to the EEA. The request must be made to the French consulate or embassy in your country.

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