Our mission

As the first British institute on continental Europe, our mission is to connect the UK with the Francophone world by providing a hub for fruitful academic exchange and enabling our students to gain invaluable international experience.

Originally known as the Franco-British Guild, the Institute is dedicated to promoting the study of language and cultural understanding and continues to offer its outstanding French Studies programme.

In addition, we work closely with our principal partner Queen Mary University of London, one of the top 100 universities in the world, to offer world-class academic opportunities in a number of fields. This partnership includes the successful Centre for Commercial Law Studies’ LLM, a new International Politics department and forthcoming programme developments in business studies. 

An exceptional and life-changing learning experience

We provide an exceptional learning experience for our students, combining the benefits of a small welcoming institute with all of the advantages of a leading UK university with global reach. Studying at ULIP will either lead to the award of a University of London or a Queen Mary University of London degree, internationally-recognised qualifications that will stand you in good stead for your future career.

Paris has long been a major cultural and intellectual crossroads, recognised throughout the world as one of the great centres for creative excellence. Today, Paris is one of the most influential cities in the world and a leading centre of politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts. The University of London Institute in Paris aims to be an academic institution of distinction through excellence in teaching and research and the relevance of its academic activity and engagement as a bridge into Paris and mainland Europe.

We believe that going to university is about more than just continuing your education. It should be an opportunity to gain a wealth of experience that will prepare you for the challenges ahead. Studying at the University of London Institute in Paris, in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful cities, is a truly life-changing experience. 

The University of London

The University of London Institute in Paris is the UK's leading institute in France and works in partnership with Queen Mary University of London to offer outstanding courses in French Studies, International Relations and Law.

The Institute is a central academic body of the University of London, one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education.

The federal University comprises 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation, together with a number of prestigious central academic bodies and activities, including Senate House Library and the Careers Group.

120,000 students are currently studying at the University of London, with a further 50,000 students in 180 countries studying by distance learning with the University of London International Programmes.

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