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About Paris campus

Located in one of the most amazing cities in the world and at the heart of Quartier Latin, the Paris campus and its Assas Welcome Desk welcomes every year 3000 international students from all over the world ready to live an unforgettable experience.

Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is the first and oldest Law University in France. It has developed a leading reputation in France and abroad for the quality of its teaching and research and stands out for a distinguished history, a solid foundation and an innovative atmosphere.

Key academic events, such as the student welcome breakfast or the international students welcome week are organised to welcome our new students. Throughout the academic year, many prestigious cultural events, concerts and exhibitions are offered to our students, making their stay a unique experience.

Last but not least, the daily work of a vast number of student organisations, proposing cultural events, sports meetings, festive events etc., helps make our students feel at home, confident in their work and talent, shaping our invaluable community of knowledge, with which each individual can identify.

Student life

Just a stone’s throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Sénat, the Panthéon and Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the university offers its students a high-quality environment.

Open-minded and attentive to its students’ needs, the University provides various services. A selection of extracurricular athletic and cultural activities are also proposed.
Come and live a unique experience on our Paris Campus!

  • Want to read more about the Paris Campus, download the student handbook here.

Assas Welcome Desk

Assas Welcome Desk welcomes international students throughout their stay. The team advises and guides students through the administrative formalities involved in settling in France and helps them to integrate smoothly into the university by offering a wide range of cultural, sporting and festive activities. To learn more check our news and events.


Every year, the Paris campus offers a number of apartments at very competitive rents at the Cité internationale. As the number of apartments is limited, priority will be given to students who are the first to enroll in one of the LL.M. programs on the Paris campus.

Imagined in 1925 during the pacifist movement of the interwar period, the Cité internationale project was to participate in the construction of a peaceful world by creating a place where the young people of the world could learn to live together. Despite being a century old this project remains relevant.

The 43 campus houses offer students, researchers and artists an extraordinary human experience. Each unique, they were designed to offer the possibility of experimenting living together in an international environment. Everything is done to promote academic success and to encourage the creation of collaborative projects.

The Cité internationale has always been a pioneer in international mobility. Throughout the year, it welcomes and accompanies international students and researchers on campus and during their stay in the Île-de-France region and Paris.

Cafeteria and salad bar

The university and the Crous have worked to diversify the services offered to students at the Assas center, with a view to enhancing the quality and variety of the catering offer. New eco-responsible vending machines have been added to the cafeteria and salad bar, rounding out the range already available.


In our most important centre lies a library that provides students with the most modern learning environment in the country. In addition to physical collections, the University also connects students to a comprehensive range of electronic resources and online access to over 35 000 books in electronic format, millions of journals and articles from top quality academic publishers. Students are able to access these resources both on and off campus so they can study at their convenience anytime, anywhere.


Paris-Panthéon-Assas university proposes over 70 athletic activities (among them rowing, boxing, fencing, soccer, swimming, rugby, yoga…), as well as specialized training. Spread over 200 time slots, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, these opportunities are accessible at beginning, intermediate, and competition levels . Click here to learn more about the sport activities.

Health and well-being at the Paris-Panthéon-Assas University

The sick-bay, the Health and disability centre, the University Preventive Healthcare and Health Promotion Service (SUMPPS) as well as the members of the preventive medicine team and student social services are on hand to help you with advice, or if you need to see a doctor or a social worker, to obtain a medical certificate or if you require psychological help.

Student associations

Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is home to a particularly large number of associations with students willing to take on all issues (academics, sports, music, societal debates, acts of solidarity). These associations are opened to all those willing to invest actively in their university, to take part in its rich and varied campus life!

Welcome Desk Paris

Need help to prepare your stay in Paris?
Bienvenue à Paris!

The Cité internationale universitaire de Paris is here to help before, during, and after your stay to make sure that your experience is the best that it can be. Our website makes a number of tools available to you (chat, webTV, welcome with online appointment booking…), allowing you to complete the steps in your process online. You will also find information concerning your life in Paris. You can also join a community of students who are ready to share their own experiences with you. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We are here for you!

Paris Campus

More information and application:

Recruitment team