Locating the International Relations Office

The UPPA's International Relations Office is located on the Pau campus in southwestern France:

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  • For questions regarding application procedures for non-French nationals, support for international students, doctoral students and researchers, please email the International Welcome Desk (welcome @ univ-pau.fr) (Languages spoken: French, English and Spanish)
  • For questions concerning inter-university cooperation agreements, mobility scholarships, the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program, etc., please email the direction of international relations (relations.internationales @ univ-pau.fr)
  • Incoming Erasmus+ students may email the incoming Erasmus+ staff (incoming-students @ univ-pau.fr) and / or the Erasmus+ Coordinator (erasmus-coordinator @ univ-pau.fr)

The front desk of the International Relations Office may be reached by phone during open hours at +33 5 59 40 70 54.

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The UPPA welcomes more than 1700 international students per year (1771 international students in 2017/2018, 1853 international students in 2018/2019).

With over 300 bilateral Erasmus+ agreements (180 partner universities) and 109 inter-university collaboration agreements, it is instrumental in exchanges between students, lecturers and researchers worldwide.

Owing to its geographical proximity to Spain, the UPPA is developing original collaborations with cross-border universities in both teaching and research.

The international relations office

Is responsible for providing information to UPPA students who wish to travel abroad in the framework of their studies, and welcoming international students who come to our university.

Open hours in Pau

  • Monday & Thursday : 13:30 – 16:30
  • Tuesday & Friday: 09:00 – 12:00
  • and by appointment

On the Basque coast, the DRI is represented by Caroline Hanin, at the CLEREMO in Bayonne on Thursdays.

UPPA international relations: key figures 2018/2019

  • 56 partner countries worldwide;
  • 109 inter-university collaboration agreements;
  • 1853 foreign students.

ERASMUS+ programme in 2018

  • Over 400 agreements (180 partner universities);
  • 100 European students validated part of their degree course in 2018/2019 at UPPA with the ERASMUS+ programme;
  • 286 UPPA students have spent time in an EU country in 2018/2019 (“ERASMUS+ studies” and “ERASMUS+ internships”).

Key figures concerning UPPA’s cross-border relations with Spain in 2018

  • 38 students received cross-border mobility grants;
  • 37 students did internships in a firm or with a cross-border institution;
  • 13 double degrees;
  • 42 PhD cotutelles were funded;
  • 80 members of the teaching and administrative university community were sent on international missions.