Studying at NYU Paris

All courses offered at NYU Paris, including literature, cinema, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and art history classes, concentrate on France and its place in the wider world.

Courses make ample use of the city's resources, exposing students to the rich and complex history that has rendered Paris a world-class city, as well as to contemporary trends in politics and the arts.

The program provides students just starting to learn French the tools to develop their proficiency in the language at a rapid pace, and to establish a firm understanding of French history and society. Students who arrive at NYU Paris with past French instruction will take the next steps towards fluency by perfecting their skills through daily use of their French both within and outside of the classroom. All students are able to take full advantage of their time in Paris by supplementing their work at the NYU center with additional courses at the University of Paris, allowing for rigorous academic study and a reqarding immersion experience. 

Direct Enrollment at French Partner Universities

Students interested in enriching their immersion experience in Paris should strongly consider taking a course, in either English or French, at one of the University of Paris/Sorbonne campuses with which NYU has a partnership agreement. These include the University of Paris I, III, VII, & X, and at the Institut d’Études Politiques, also known as Sciences Po.

Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines and allow students an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience of French university life and to meet French and other international students outside of NYU.

Courses are available in English or French.  Courses in French are only available to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Written Contemporary French.

NYU Paris students who choose to study at the University of Paris or Sciences Po typically enroll in one course, or occasionally two.  Students receive regular NYU credit for these courses.  Any student interested in taking more than one course outside of NYU Paris must receive special permission.  Please contact for more information.

Enrolling in a French university course requires that you follow a few additional steps prior to your arrival at NYU Paris. For instructions, go to the Courses webpage. Contact us at with any questions.