Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, located in Al-Reem Island, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is an Emirati university offering a world-class standard of Parisian education. The methodology, education and degrees offered at the University are French and issued by Paris-Sorbonne in the field of humanities; by Paris-Descartes for law, management and economics; and by Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in the sciences.

  • Average Tuition AED 188,100
  • Students 700
  • Total Annual Cost AED 95,200
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi was established in May 2006 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Paris-Sorbonne University.

Currently Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has more than 700 students from over 75 countries enrolled in its undergraduate programs spanning French and Comparative Literature; Philosophy and Sociology; Geography and Planning; Applied Foreign Languages; History; Sociology; Law; Economics and Management; Physics; Archaeology and History of Art; and Information and Communication; and postgraduate programs in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation; International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy; International Business Law; Sustainable Development Law; Banking and Finance; Health Economics; Marketing, Management, Communication and Media; International Business and Languages; Teaching French as a Foreign Language; Urban and Regional Planning; Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies; History of Art and Museum Studies; and Performing Arts Management.

  • 01Students obtain the same degree as Paris-Sorbonne, Paris Descartes and Pierre-Marie Curie, France without having to transfer
  • 02Carefully chosen faculty from the mother campuses to provide the same quality of education
  • 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 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00


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    Established in 2006


    The degrees offered by Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi are issued in France, and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

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