International student life

Unique cross-border relations

Through its geographical situation UPPA is developing innovative cross-border cooperation with Spain through:

  • The “PYREN” project: an Initiative of Excellence in Innovative Training Courses (IDEFI) funded by the French government’s ‘Future Investments’ scheme
  • specific grants,
  • internships in companies,
  • 10 dual diplomas and 36 theses funded since 2010.

UPPA welcomes 1,400 foreign students

And offers its students international mobility through multiple partnerships

  • 54 partner countries across the world,
  • 80 inter-university cooperation agreements,
  • 162 Erasmus partner universities.


UPPA ranked 4th out of French universities for the rate of student departures abroad

In 2016/2017 200 UPPA students left on Erasmus and the university hosted 138 students.