Live & Studying in Montpellier

Parent Category: Labex Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2011

Along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Southern France, Montpellier is a middle-sized city which benefits from a sunny climate and is perfectly situated between mountains and the sea. Montpellier is a lively and surprising city in the heart of the Occitanie region with a well-preserved historical environment and a rich cultural life, nestled between the sea, vineyards and mountain landscapes.




Urban and cultural destination of the first rank, Montpellier has combined the facilities of a big city to the Mediterranean lifestyle: vast spaces and tree-lined walkways, medieval streets, mansions of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, fragrant markets without forgetting the multitude of lively cafés and terraces, the Fabre museum, the zoo's Amazonian greenhouse, the new district of Odysseum ...



Montpellier houses also the oldest university of medicine in Europe still in service.



The city is also famous for being the youngest of France: one in five residents is a student, with a high rate of internationals coming from all over the world. This input makes Montpellier a city that moves, which vibrates naturally !



Above all, Montpellier and its envrionment are a destination where the quality of life is high. More than ever, Montpellier is an attractive city to see, study and enjoy.




Montpellier Méditerranée 2017 from Office de Tourisme Montpellier


The Mentoring Program, started in 2011, has been set up to welcome and escort foreign students by volunteer students in Montpellier, Nîmes or Perpignan:


Have a look at the website of the COMUE's International Students Welcoming Service, you will find useful information concerning visa procedures, lodging and cultural life in Montpellier:





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COMUE: International reception students & researchers


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The University of Montpellier


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Housing Guide for researchers


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Visa and residence permit procedures


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Euraxess: A tool to facilitate the stay of international researchers


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Handbook "Studying in Montpellier 2018/2019"


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Information about the University of Montpellier


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The PhD School (CBS2)


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Science, Art and Culture at the University of Montpellier


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 I-SITE MUSE - University of Montpellier


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