Life in Strasbourg

The University of Strasbourg is a world-renowned research center, recognized for its strong impact on innovation. Human-sized and with a vibrant cultural life, Strasbourg is the country's top city for international students!

The capital of Europe

Seat of the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg is ideally located in a cross-border area offering excellent opportunities to develop science and research “without walls and borders”.
Less than 2 hours from Paris by train, Strasbourg is a cosmopolitan city easily accessible from many European capitals. With extended public transportation services and bicycle paths, Strasbourg is easy to get around. Its historical city center is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, an environment which contributes to the quality of life in Strasbourg.


The University of Strasbourg

As one of the first universities that was granted the confirmed national Initiative of Excellence (IdEx) label in 2016, the University of Strasbourg continues to maintain its position in Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) within the first universities in France outside of Paris. With 18 Nobel laureates including 5 in activity, the University of Strasbourg is a world-renowned center of excellence. It also is ranked first for its impact on innovation.

 There is something unique about science: the absence of borders and of walls

 From Jules Hoffmann, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Jean-Marie Lehn & Martin Karplus, Nobel Laureates

International partnerships

The University of Strasbourg is a funding member of Eucor - the European campus and part of the EPICUR alliance, and is deeply committed to promoting partnerships with institutions in Europe and beyond. With 20% of international students overall, the University of Strasbourg is one of the most requested destinations with tremendous opportunities for students to fulfill their potential.

Official website of the University of Strasbourg

Student life

Students of the University of Strasbourg have a privileged access to many cultural activities and sports with a reduced student-rate. The city has many museums and a rich and dynamic cultural life.

Healthtech students are offered the opportunity to enroll in specific student-oriented programs, to learn about local traditions. For instance, the Alsace Young Ambassadors offer monthly activities to discover the history of Alsace and meet Master students from around the world. Moreover, HealthTech organizes cultural walking tours of Strasbourg and Alsace on saturdays mornings during the spring semester, with international students from Telecom Physique Strasbourg. These guided visits are a great opportunity to learn about the history and fun facts of Alsace, taste some typical snacks, and build genuine relationships with other international students.

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