Toulouse III - Université Paul Sabatier

Toulouse, France
Since its creation in 1969, UPS has been expanding its offer of multidisciplinary education in the fields of science, health, engineering, technology and sports, developing one of the most important scientific research clusters in France. Centred on Toulouse, European space and aeronautics capital, UPS is a renowned European university with a global outlook.



Exact sciences, life and healthcare sciences, human, social, technological, physical activity and sports sciences make up the major fields of education taught at the UPS. These higher educational courses are research based and taught by a teaching and research staff of over 2,000. They either form part of basic or ongoing training and guarantee high levels of graduate employment.Most of the courses are structured according to the LMD system as defined by the Bologna process which aims to create a European higher educational area, and are therefore in harmony with the other European qualifications. The UPS issues qualifications at Licence (bac+3), Master (bac+5) and Doctorat (bac+8) levels.


The challenges of understanding matter and life: mathematics, the science of infinite scale and infinite speed, neuroscience, complex systems.Society's major problems: state and future of the environment, natural and industrial risk, biodiversity, genetics, medical research and health.Technological and industrial needs: embedded systems, space technology, IT and automation, chemical engineering, new materials, aeronautics, biotechnologies, pharmacology, nanotechnologies.Université Paul Sabatier research policy is supported by the following structures:

  • Research Strategy Department (DSR)
  • Scientific Council (CS)
  • Laboratory Support Department (DSL) : DSL's Interactive Schematic


A students' preparation to becoming a professional is part of a journey that begins for a sixth-form pupil and continues on into his or her first steps at the University. The goal of this journey is a graduate's first job within a company. Naturally, the different procedures applied in this approach are transferable throughout a graduate's life.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Toulouse III - Université Paul Sabatier!


Housing services

Accommodation offers from private landlords (rooms, studios, and apartments that are well located for UPS students).

Library services

The UPS Joint Document Service (Service commun de la documentation - SCD) consists of:

  • two university libraries: Medicine and Sciences, located on three sites,
  • and all the university's associated libraries (UFR and laboratory libraries).

Medical services

Inter-university Service for Preventive Medicine and Promoting Health:

The Inter-university Service for Preventive Medicine and Promoting Health sees students at its three Toulouse Centres and at centres at satellite sites.

Student Life

Campus life

The University's cultural policy is rooted in its participation in the city's cultural life, and in that of the wider surrounding region.The existence on campus of a performance venue (Le CAP) and the development of introductory courses play a key role in encouraging the emergence of new talents and expression. The aim is to link scientific subjects with cultural activities, to encourage exchanges with creative arts and the sharing of knowledge, to achieve a better understanding of the challenges of modern life.

Student clubs

More than 50 associations are active at UPS in all fields, providing opportunities for you to get involved and express yourself. Don't hesitate to make contact and contribute your ideas or start your own association.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.