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University of Caen Normandy

History

Founded in 1432 by the King of England Henry VI, the University of Caen was destroyed in 1944 during the Battle of Normandy. It was among the first buildings to be rebuilt during the city reconstruction after World War II. Redesigned with a futuristic vision, it became one of the most modern universities in Europe. In 2012, part of its buildings were thus classified as historical monuments.

Education

The University of Caen Normandy offers two-to five-year degree programmes in four major fields of study and 36 doctoral specialties. The courses up to the master's degree level are held by 12 university departments.

Its programmes are spread over four main fields:

  • Arts, Literature, Languages
  • Law, Economics, Management
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Health

Research

A major strength of the University of Caen Normandy is its multidisciplinary approach which forms the foundation of its teaching. Its expertise, partnerships and projects enable the development of research activities on the following themes: health, materials, digital technology, environment and equine research.

UNICAEN works closely with a broad range of local research centres and institutions:

  • ENSICAEN
  • Graduate school of engineering, GANIL
  • National large heavy ion accelerator, CYCERON
  • Biomedical imaging platform, CHU
  • University hospital centre, CLCC François Baclesse
  • Comprehensive cancer centre

Career

With a 90% employment rate after a Professional Bachelor or a Master Degree, UNICAEN help you build a successful future.

PhD Programmes

University of Caen Normandy Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of Caen Normandy. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
20000 EUR
Deadline
28 Sep 2024
The Hubert Curien PHC Tassil Program
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
3600 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate
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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
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Studienstiftung
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Independent provider
Grant
10252 EUR
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Merit scholarship from the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation
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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1588 EUR
Deadline
20 May 2025
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Korea
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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Scholarship "Promotion" Heinrich Böll Stiftung
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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
650 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Merlion Scholarships
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Franco-German University: DFH Mobility Grant for Students of the DFH Study Programmes
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2026
French Government grants from the French Embassy in Gabon
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
1800 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence
Merit-based

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Campus France
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Studely Scholarship Program for International Students
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Studely
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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1201
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1201
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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2022
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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997
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Housing services

It is important that you anticipate your stay in advance and not wait to be in France to look for housing. Caen is a busy University town with many students (about 25% of its global population!), and it can be quite challenging to find suitable housing at the last minute.

The CROUS Caen Normandie, partner of the University of Caen Normandy, offers different student housing options on our different campuses (single rooms, studios, T1...). It is not necessary to wait for your UNICAEN confirmation to apply for CROUS housing. You have the possibility to make 2 housing choices in 3 different areas (académies) in France.

Library services

  • UNICAEN has a network of 5 university libraries and 20 specialised faculty libraries.
  • The library portal provides unique access to all university library resources, in both printed or digital forms: books, articles, journals.
  • The digital resources offered by the libraries (online journals, databases, e-books, etc.) are also remotely accessible, i.e. off campus.

ICT services

  • free WiFi network: many WiFi hotspots are installed on the various campuses allowing you to connect to the Internet from your personal equipment
  • UNICAEN secure cloud: access to all your files via the Internet
  • self-service computer rooms: workstations allow you to connect to the Internet for office automation, PDF readers, image editing etc.; multifunction copiers are also available

Medical services

The university health center provides students with medical, psychological and social care for free. There you can meet doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. It also contributes to the support and integration of students with disabilities. SUMPPS doctors cannot prescribe medication but they can refer you to a medical office in the city.

Campus life

UNICAEN is an academic community of campuses in and around Caen. Our six distinct campuses offer an array of diverse learning environments:

  • Alençon - Damigny
  • Caen
  • Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
  • Lisieux
  • Saint-Lô
  • Vire

At UNICAEN, treat yourself to all of the Normandy region’s advantages such as the coastline, proximity to the United Kingdom, a fast and easy access to Paris and cultural & attractive sporting activities. The Region also has a strong cultural tradition that is illustrated both by major international events and by the diversity of its heritage.

Sports facilities

The University Service of Physical and Sports Activities - SUAPS offers all UNICAEN students and staff the opportunity to practice sports on a weekly basis. With nearly 70 sports activities, the SUAPS offers a wide range of physical activities as well as sports equipment: climbing wall, fitness room, swimming pools, gymnasium, dance hall, tennis and outdoor racket and ball games...

The SUAPS also organises courses (skiing, diving, climbing, paragliding, golf, outdoor physical activities...) and events (Nuits des Sports Co, Nuit de la Raquette, Volleyball-fluo, Journée Sport Campus, Soirée Forme...) throughout the year.

The university was established in 1432. It is accredited by Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France.

Caen, Basse-Normandie, France

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