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UGA Exchange - Universite Clermont Auvergne (formerly Blaise Pascal)
Clermont-Ferrand, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UGA applicants only
Cost of Attendance Sheets Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 02/23/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/01/2018 02/23/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 10/10/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Université Blaise Pascal (FICE: 920834) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: French
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Business Administration, French
Open to non-UGA students:
Program Description:

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UGA Exchange, Blaise Pascal University

Blaise Pascal University is located in the very centre of France in the beautiful region of the Auvergne and has campuses in the city of Clermont Ferrand and in the nearby towns of Montluçon, Moulins and Vichy. At the different sites, undergraduate and post-graduate programmes can be studied in Business, Languages, Science, Humanities and Education Science. Blaise Pascal University is a modern, dynamic university with a progressive approach to teaching, learning and research. The University has approximately 14,000 full-time students and each year welcomes more than 1,000 foreign students for periods ranging from a few weeks to two full semesters.

Program Location

blaise pascal 2The city is the capital of the Auvergne region by virtue of its ancient historical traditions and considerable economic and industrial development. Its situation, in an area noted for its green and rolling countryside, makes hiking and tourist activities particularly attractive. A stroll around the city reveals sites of remarkable interest, including the 8th century Romanesque basilica “Notre-Dame-du-Port”, the gothic-style cathedral “Notre-Dame de l’Assomption” or the medieval district in Montferrand where the “Dauphin d’Auvergne” fair brings the Middle Ages alive each June. The international headquarters of the Michelin tyre manufacturers, Clermont- Ferrand is also growing strongly in such sectors as the cereals industry (Limagrain, third biggest seed group in the world), health (Merck, Sharp & Dhome Chibret Pharmaceuticals, an International Centre of Endoscopic Surgery), in research activities centred on Agronomy, in mechanics and also tertiary industries. Its inhabitants have the advantage of living in a large city located at the heart of vast natural parks close to the extinct volcanoes of Auvergne, a situation which is further enhanced by VULCANIA, the first scientific complex to be devoted to the study of volcanic activity and the Earth sciences. Further useful information on the town and the region is available from the Tourist Board.

Guidebook for Incoming Students

Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
International Education Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Academic Program

Standard Academic Exchange Option, for those with advanced FREN proficiency: Intensive French as a Foreign Language (FLEURA) Option:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • Minimum FREN 1002 (for FLE, Intensive French as a Foreign Language Study program)
  • Minimum FREN 3010 (for regular academic program; French is language of instruction)

Program Itinerary

Fall Semester: September - January
Spring Semester: February - June
Blaise Pascal Academic Calendar

The cost of accommodation in Clermont remains inexpensive in comparison with other large student cities in France and Europe. Rent varies from 146€ in a hall of residence to 400€ for a one-room flat in a private accommodation. Halls of Residence Blaise Pascal University has 70 rooms at its disposal for international students, in halls of residence.

Priority for booking and occupation of these 70 rooms is given, following proposal by the International Relations Office alone, to students coming from the most distant places, in the context of ERASMUS and official bilateral University agreements. Monthly rent amounting to 146 Euros must be paid on 1st September, whatever your date of arrival during the first semester. In addition, a deposit of 150 Euros must be paid on arrival; you must also provide a certificate proving insurance for all risks arising from tenant status (fire, water damage, theft…).

Any request for booking commits you to payment of the monthly rent for the room:
• for a period of 10 months, from 1st September to 30th June, if you follow a study program for a year  
• for a period of 5 months, from 1st September to 31st January, or from 1st February to 30th June, if you follow a study program for a semester.

Additional Information