Exchange Students

Welcome to Montpellier!

The IUT Montpellier-Sète has signed bilateral agreements with over 50 different universities and can receive students from these institutions in their corresponding departments.

Every year, the University Institute of Technology of Montpellier-Sète welcomes over 100 international students in a variety of academic disciplines from all over the world! Participating in this university exchange in the beautiful south of France is an incredibly unique experience that can benefit not only your education, but your professional future as well. This university understands the value of studying or working abroad, in fact 1 in 10 I.U.T students will spend time abroad either studying or completing an internship over the course of their studies.

The experienced and passionate staff at the International Relations Office are here to support international students before and after their arrival at the I.U.T.

The international team

A team of 14 people is involved in the International at the IUT Montpellier-Sète and support international student before, during and after their mobility.

Studying at the iut Montpellier-sète

What can I study?

At the IUT Montpellier-Sète, you can study different fields which are :

  • Applied Physics
  • Biological engineering
  • Business and administration
  • Chemistry in Montpellier
  • Chemistry in Sète
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Management and administration

After having been nominated by their home International Relations Service and, upon agreement, students should apply on-line through Moveon, our online administrativeplatform. The link and the dates for application will be communicated to the nominated student from our International Office shortly after being accepted. At the same time, students shoud prepare their Learning Agreement and have it validated by their tutor at the home university.

We will not process applications submitted after the deadlines or without the home university validation

Fact sheet

living in Montpellier


Students studying at the Montpellier campus will be accommodated in student housing (dormitories), which hosts hundreds of students from the surrounding universities each year. The International Relations team will organize your living situation beforehand and will assist you in settling in to your new home upon arrival

Food & transportation

On the Montpellier campus, students have access to a cafeteria with a variety of affordable meals and snacks, and in addition your student ID will give you access to the cafeterias of the 17 Montpellier University-affiliated campuses in the surrounding area. Public transportation in Montpellier is well designed: there are four trams “lines” that travel in and around Montpellier which stop frequently and converge in the city center. Tram Line 1 has stops next to both the I.U.T and the student housing area, making it easy for students to travel around Montpellier! Students can purchase year-long, monthly, or per-trip passes which apply to both the tram system and the city buses (holistically called TAM)

Student life

Student life at both the I.U.T campuses (in Sete & Montpellir) is lively and diverse! There is a student union (called a “bureau d’étudiants” or BDE) in each academic department that is open to all students. These unions organize excursions, themed nights out of the town, and cultural activities which are open to all students of the I.U.T! Within the university, there are many opportunities to try new things or continue your passions. The University of Montpellier offers many different recreational sports and athletic activities in various levels of difficulty; it’s open to both amateurs and experts and it is free of charge!  In addition, artistic workshops ranging from cooking to various styles of dance, to pottery are organized throughout the year for the students of the I.U.T.