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History

The University of Poitiers, founded in 1431 by Pope Eugene IV, later confirmed by French King Charles VII’s letters patent, was originally composed of five Colleges: theology, canon law, civil law, medicine and arts.

Education

With five main fields of training, the University of Poitiers offers, within the same institution, courses in all disciplines and at all levels, from 2-year diplomas to PhDs. There are no other higher education structures, besides universities, that offer such a wide range.

Research

On September 22nd, 2017, the University board of Governors unanimously approved the adoption of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the recognition of Frascati’s definition for the researcher and for the research community.

Career

Each student, from the first year of study and throughout his or her studies at the University of Poitiers, benefits from reinforced support thanks to the follow-up by his or her tutor and thanks to distance self-learning modules in order to prepare better his or her university curriculum (University Work Methodology module accessible throughout undergraduate studies).

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1001
2023
1001
2022
1001
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
801
2023
-
2022
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
901
2022
-
2021
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
920 168
2022
1088
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Student life is not just limited to studying. Students also want and need to meet other people, to go out, to discover new things and to participate in events in order to learn and to develop their personalities. Discovering the world should also mean enjoyment and fun on campus and in town.

Housing services

In order to increase its openness to other people and places, the University has joined forces with local and regional actors in order to reach out to the public sphere. This is the case for the Poitiers concert theater (“TAP”), the Beaulieu Events Centre (“Centre d’Animation de Beaulieu”), and also for the “Festival A Corps” (which brings together professional and amateur choreographers and dancers each year).

Library services

The Poitiers University libraries (BU) provide resources for all courses. You will find:

  • More than 800,000 books and 6,000 journals;
  • Numerous electronic resources accessible by logging in from university’s computer workstations 
  • National reference collections for the medieval period;
  • The possibility of consulting more than 30,000 documents published before 1830 via the Old Collections service

ICT services

  • All students enrolled at the University of Poitiers are automatically given an e-mail address, a mailbox and a personalized, secure virtual desk
  • Free access computer rooms are available in the faculty buildings. WiFi internet connection is available on all university sites.

Medical services

Social workers are available at both the Student Health Care Centre (SIUMPPS) and Crous . Their mission is to welcome, listen and provide information on specific student legislation to help students with personal, family, financial or school-related problems.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Poitiers became aware of biodiversity issues early on, in particular through the university botanical garden, which served as a laboratory for sustainable and diversified management actions on campus. But beyond this specific place, campus management is more complex because of the intensity of uses that generate negative impacts on biodiversity. Campuses are integrated into larger territories, cities and surroundings, and it is on this scale that green areas are defined (i.e. the ecological continuities). Campuses aim to become bridges between peripheral areas and also refuges for biodiversity.

Sports facilities

The University of Poitiers offers all students and staff around 50 different physical and sporting activities on a recreational basis, as part of discovery courses or as open sports activities.

A team of 14 Physical Activity teachers work for the University Sports Activities Service (SUAPS) to ensure the implementation of supervision of activities. The weekly activities take place on the campuses of Poitiers, Niort and Angoulême in the numerous sports facilities.

Student clubs

The community is made up of students and graduates from diverse academic, professional and geographical backgrounds. By joining the network you will diversify, boost, and expand your potential resources, knowledge, and acquaintances.

University of Poitiers Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for University of Poitiers. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 EUR
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Haniel Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Studienstiftung
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10252 EUR
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Merit scholarship from the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation
Merit-based

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Campus France
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
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
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 EUR
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Studely Scholarship Program for International Students
Merit-based

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Studely
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
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
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available

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Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France

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