Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (Sorbonne Abu Dhabi) is located in Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In collaboration with Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi offers 9 bachelor's degree programs with French and English used as a teaching language.
  • Average Tuition AED 188,100
  • Students 700
  • Total Annual Cost AED 214,300
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (Sorbonne Abu Dhabi) is home to students from over 90 nationalities. Students can choose from a wide range of bachelor's degree programs including Applied Foreign Languages, Economics and Management, Geography and Planning, and Law. Sorbonne Abu Dhabi's campus is Wi-Fi ready and has 24/7 security services that ensure a safe and efficient learning environment. Students have full access to state-of-the-art campus facilities such as spacious lecture halls, 700-seater auditorium, music and art rooms, cafeteria, and a premier library. The Student Council works in partnership with external organizations to organize social, cultural and sporting events on-campus every month. International students are offered fully furnished, air-conditioned residences, which are conveniently located near classrooms and study areas.
  • 01All degree programs in Sorbonne Abu Dhabi are officially accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • 02Delivering a world-class quality of education, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi's academic administration consists of faculty from its partner universities: Sorbonne University, Paris Descartes University and the Pierre et Marie Curie University.
  • 03Over 900 students from 75 different countries interact daily through different supporting activities on and off-campus

Bachelor Programs

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    Applied Foreign Languages

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The rationale of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Langues Etrangères Appliquées (LEA) in French, is to prepare talented students for careers in international business through a double qualification in languages and in management. Currently, the LEA department offers six languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French, the latter being the main language of instruction for the bachelor.

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    Art and Archaeology

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The study History of Art and Archaeology is about reflecting on material and artistic productions from the Palaeolithic to the contemporary. Divided over three years of study with the equivalent of 60 credits per year (following the European ECTS system), the topics discussed include sculpture, painting, architecture, artworks, manuscripts, carpets, photography, cinema, contemporary installation art, etc., in order to give students the most relevant vision possible of these different skills, their historical origins, the main periods and places of creation, the various functions and/or meanings assigned to art, and the exchanges that have taken place since Antiquity.

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    Economics and Management

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The programme provides a solid background in mathematics and statistics, control of economic quantitative techniques and scientific management methods (human resources, accounting, etc.), and marketing. It familiarises students, furthermore, with the legal disciplines related to the activities and structures of companies (company law, competition and consumer law, criminal business law, etc.). The economics undergraduate programme provides, finally, additional knowledge of history, or a social psychology promoting a more comprehensive understanding of economic phenomena.

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    French and Comparative Literature

    AED 40,000 Tuition Fee

    This Bachelor degree gives students, in addition to a solid cultural background that contributes towards individual personal development, a spirit of analysis and understanding, and a proficiency in written and spoken communication that are undeniable assets for any career in the Future.

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    Geography and Planning

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Planning combines a solid background in physical, human and regional geography with an opening to other social and natural sciences. Its goal is to provide the necessary scientific knowledge to understand all aspects of the contemporary world, establishing links between academic knowledge and the needs of a human sustainable development, locally and globally.

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    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    A degree in history is an active and significant tool in developing intelligence, reasoning and critical thinking. It gives the students a good work method and ethic, the ability to see the bigger picture and to have an in-depth comprehension.

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    Information and Communication

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The Information and Communication degree programme is a specialisation that students can progress to in their third year of undergraduate study in Paris, provided they apply to make this shift and pass their exam. L2 students of the Philosophy and Sociology department, of History, Geography and Planning, and French and Comparative Literature can transfer into the L3 only programme.

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    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    As a law student, you will discover that preconceptions about the rigidity and austerity of law soon fade away. In the first year, the programme will give you an in-depth understanding of our society. You will get to know the political institutions (from state constitution to court system) and private institutions (marriage, family). You will be grounded with the fundamental legal concepts. The different subjects will be put under the scrutiny of lawyers, but also historians, political analysts or economists.

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    Philosophy and Social Science (dual degree)

    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    Students will be able to follow a balanced selection of all major fields of philosophy and social and political science. They will acquire a sound knowledge of the major parts of philosophy (logic, ethics, philosophy of science and language, aesthetics, political philosophy), history of philosophy (ancient, medieval islamic, early-modern and contemporary) and develop their reading and analysis skills in order to be well prepared for graduate studies in that field. This will be complemented by courses in all the core disciplines of social and political science to develop, which will allow them to develop their skills in the analysis of contemporary societies : globalisation studies, political movements, the evolution of norms, economics, networks, rational choice theory.

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    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The programme provides students with a strong framework of mathematics, physics, and computer science courses as well as laboratory opportunities to acquire practical knowledge related to solving real-world problems. Courses in the French language and the History of Sciences are included in the curriculum to provide a broad exposure to heritage and culture to round out the students’ overall learning experience.

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    AED 60,000 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor programme in Sociology at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a unique programme specifically designed to integrate the French tradition of sociology with courses in contemporary political science, public policy and a sound knowledge of the societies of the Middle East.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    First-year international students can apply for merit-based scholarship at the end of their first semester. Scholarships have a 25% - 75% rate for tuition fees reduction, depending on the student's academic standing.

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    Established in 2006


    All bachelor's degree programs are taught in French except the Bachelor in Physics, which is taught in English. Students who are not fluent with the French language can apply to the Intensive French program to improve their language skills to the required level before joining their chosen program.

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