Questions before starting a B.U.T.
What are the tuition fees?
Tuition fees are the same as for other university courses (170 euros to enrol each year), though students can be exonerated if they receive a grant or social scholarship.
Which fields of study are available for B.U.T. courses at the IUT Montpellier-Sète?
The fields of study are the same as the DUT courses: Chemistry (at either Montpellier or Sète), Biological Engineering, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Automation, Computer Science, Business & Marketing, Business & Administration.
Are the admissions criteria and selectiveness the same as other courses at the IUT?
Yes, the B.U.T. admissions process is still selective, and the admissions criteria take into account the recent French baccalaureate reform.
Questions about the types of courses on offer
Are DUTs going to disappear?
No, students will still earn a DUT diploma after the second year on a BUT course.
What do the study tracks mean?
Study tracks are progressive specialisations aiming to train students in specific skills or a specific skillset pertaining to their field of study. Students usually choose a study track before the start of their second year. At the IUT Montpellier-Sète, there is only one field which offers study tracks from the beginning of the first year: Biological Engineering.
Is the teaching staff different for DUT and B.U.T. courses?
Students will still receive technical training from experienced teaching staff (professors, research professors and visiting professionals).
Will the Vocational Bachelor’s degrees (LP) still exist?
Most of our Vocational Bachelor’s degrees will serve to create the B.U.T. courses.
What internship opportunities are there?
The specificities surrounding internships are different for each teaching department. You can find information about internships on each department’s website.
When can I start a work-study programme?
The specificities surrounding work-study programmes are different for each teaching department. You can find information about work-study programmes on each department’s website.
Can I continue studying after a B.U.T?
Yes. The B.U.T enables graduates to enter the job market or pursue further studies as it is a Bachelor-level degree.
What different opportunities regarding further studies are available after a B.U.T.?
Master’s degrees, engineering schools or business schools, studying abroad…
NB: depending on the school, students can apply after either the second or third year of a B.U.T. course. You should therefore check with each individual school.
What is the difference between a B.U.T. and other kinds of bachelor’s (in particular in engineering or business schools)?
The B.U.T. is a national bachelor-level public degree, which leans on research and is governed by the IUT network, made available in all French territories.
Are B.U.T. courses only available in IUTs?
Yes, the B.U.T. is a degree that is exclusive to IUTs.