Université Paris Dauphine

Dauphine has emerged as one of the top business programs in France and in Europe. It is suitable for students who are academically strong and posess a high level of french language skills.

Université Paris-Dauphine offers programs in a wide variety of disciplines such as Management and Business Administration, Law, Economics, Political Science and Information systems.

In 2009, Université Paris-Dauphine became the first French university to obtain the EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development, in recognition of the University’s academic excellence and committed global perspective.

Campus facilities

The main Dauphine campus building is the work of French architect Jacques Carlu, renowned for designing Trocadero, across the the Seine from the Eiffel Tower.

Situated in central Paris, minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and with the Bois de Boulogne as its backyard, the Dauphine campus is home to approximately 8,500 students, 500 faculty and researchers and 400 staff members.


Wi-fi network is available on-campus at Paris-Dauphine University and has numerous free-access computer stations. 

There is also access The ENT portal (Digital Work Space) gives students, faculty and staff access to all Université Paris-Dauphine services:

  • webmail and directory

  • practical information and news

  • documentary and data resources

  • eLearning

There is also access to a service portal - or digital workspace - offering various services:

Local network computer rooms allow access via the University website to various complementary services: office software, scientific software, internet access, printers, scanners, etc.


The library has a collection of 160,000 works and over 3,800 periodicals, of which 2,000 are current subscriptions relating to the disciplines taught at the University: Economics, Management, Law, Mathematics, IT, and Social and Human Sciences. It offers its users a wide range of factual and bibliographical, general and specialist databases, as well as over 7,000 electronic periodicals.
The SCD has two areas: the study library and the research library.

University Library Pierre Tabatoni
The library is open to all Dauphine's students and teaching and research staff, as well as external readers.

Research Library
The research library is for Dauphine's teaching and research staff, doctoral students and Masters 2 research students, as well as external readers of the same level (subject to specific conditions).

Study Library Pierre Tabatoni
Fully renovated and located on the 6th floor of the University, the Library offers open access to collections of books, periodicals and databases relating to the disciplines taught at the University.

There are 620 places for readers, divided between:

  • consultation rooms,

  • a space dedicated to periodicals,

  • the press desk, where you can consult the most important daily and weekly papers for the latest general and economic news,

  • group work rooms, of which are available for reservation,

  • the Boc@l, a training and consultation room devoted to electronic documentation, IT consultation points.

Access to the University's WiFi network, photocopiers and card-operated printers is also available.  

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

Paris Dauphine University is the most sport-orientated university in Ile de France, as 28% of the student body regularly take part in the sporting activities. Université Paris-Dauphine has a big sports centre with a gym, squash facilities, dance room, self defence sports and also access to swimming pool and golf facilities. There are classes offered in a range of categories such as jazz, Aikido, Badminton, wrestling, water polo and much more.

For more information please visit their website.


Buddy Programme

Dauphine Students who wish to become buddies to incoming exchange students advertise themselves on Dauphine online portal.


Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: September to January

Spring Semester: February - May

Academic life

The minimum language requirement for the French SPA is B2.

Dauphine is an academically challenging institution, hence only students with a strong academic standing should consider it as an option. Dauphine has been described as a 'unique experience for hard workers' by Regent's students.

Dauphine recommends that exchange students should pick year 3 courses as at Dauphine courses from year 1 and 2 are more difficult.

The teaching method in France is predominantly done through lectures. In general the academic year runs from September to June.

The Grading System in France ranges from 0 to 20 with 0 being the lowest and 20 being the highest. 10 - 12 is considered to be a pass mark with further details outlined below:

10-12 Passable, 12-14 Assez-Bien, 14-16 Bien, 16-20 Très Bien. Highest : 20, Pass : 10, Lowest : 0.


Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details

Passing requirements

Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details


Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Dauphine.


Students must be aware that Paris is an expensive city and should allow approximately at least £700 a month for general living costs and accommodation.

The association Dauphine Espace Europe will help you to integrate quickly into the Dauphine student life.

Approximate living cost in euros per month:
On-campus rooms : approx. from 260 to 450 euros
Private housing : approx. from 600 to 900 euros
Food : around 3 euros/meal at the students cafeteria

Please check out the Informations pratiques of the webpage for other useful information!


It is possible to get a room in the residence halls at Dauphine but spaces are very limited! It is important to arrange accommodation as soon as possible: as a result of the very high demand for student accommodation in Paris, it is extremely difficult to find somewhere to live for a few months.

CROUS PARIS (public residences) offer double or single rooms in residences. The housing application form is available with the application form. Please note that there are only a few possibilities in the CROUS’residences.

Useful links:









Websites for apartments to share :




For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.

Cost of living

Students must be aware that Paris is an expensive city and should allow at least £700 a month for general living costs and accommodation.

Université Paris Dauphine suggests the following approximate living cost in euros per month:

  • On-campus rooms : from 260 to 450 euros

  • Private housing : from 600 to 900 euros

  • Food : 3 euros/meal at the students cafeteria

  • Local transportation by metro or bus : 50 euros/month or 280 euros/year


Students who have been nominated to study at Dauphine will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate,comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.

Visa requirements

Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a visa to study in France. All other nationalities need a visa and should contract the French consulate, 21 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2EN, Tel: 020 7073 1200, Fax: 020 7073 1201, Website: www.ambafrance-uk.org

A resident permit “carte de séjour” is required for anyone planning to stay in France for more than three months. When foreign students (outside the European Economic Area) arrive in France, they must be in possession of a D "Etudiant" visa (extended studies visa) with the written indication "carte de séjour à solliciter dès l'arrivée en France" (residence permit to be requested immediately on arrival in France) which is issued by the French Embassy in their home country. Any other visas (e.g. tourist short stay visa ) do not allow foreigners to stay in France for more than 3 months.

More information on Immigration Formalities



Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: France
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

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