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 Services office are here to support international students before and after their arrival at the I.U.T.

A team of 13 people is involved in the International at the IUT Montpellier-Sète and support international student before, during and after their mobility.

    • Head of International Relations : Stéphanie METZ

The International Office :

    • Head of the International Office : Vanessa DEWEER
    • International coordinator : Emilie-Marie HORNUS

International representatives in each department :

Chemistry Montpellier : Céline FABRE


Biology : Catherine GOUCHAULT

Physical Measures : Lucyna FIRLEJ

Electrical Engineering : Eva LEGRAIS et Marie-Claude ARTAUD-GILLET

Computer Science : Petru VALICOV

Business and Administration : Daran HARRIS

Business and Marketing : Françoise CHATON and Michèle PELOFI

What can I study?

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

  • Chemistry
  • Biological engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer Science

After having been nominated by their home International Relations Service and, upon agreement, students should apply on-line though Moveon, our online administrative platform. 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


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 is lively and diverse! There is a student union (called a “bureau d’étudiants” or student office) in each academic department that is open to all students. These unions organize excursions, themed nights out on 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 I.U.T offers 36 different recreational sports and athletic activities in various levels of diffuclty; it’s open to both amateurs and experts! For 40€ (20€ for students on scholarships) you are free to try any and all sports offered through the I.U.T for the entire academic year. 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.