Strasbourg is a major university city with some 45,000 students, 20% of whom are international students, making it the second most popular destination for foreign students in France after Paris.

Research is highly developed in the city with over 100 laboratories, and thanks to its geographical location, the region is at the heart of an international triangle of research and innovation, with Germany and Switzerland. This proximity to Germany has made Strasbourg a bi-cultural city, and it has developed many important cross-border relationships.

Strasbourg’s cultural and architectural heritage makes it a dynamic and particularly attractive city, situated just 1 hr 50 from Paris by rail (TGV) and an hour from Switzerland.

In 1988, the entire city center of Strasbourg was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, like the “Neustadt” quarter in 2017.

It is the seat of the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe and an official seat of the European Parliament, making it one of the few cities in the world – with Geneva and New York – to be home to important international organizations without being a national capital.

Coming to spend a few months or a few years in Strasbourg means more than just studying – it is the opportunity to discover a multitude of new things in a very pleasant city.

For its history, its way of life and its food, Strasbourg and its region, Alsace, form a truly great place to study!

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