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Higher education in Clermont-Ferrand


So you'd like to study in Clermont-Ferrand? This friendly city in the heart of the Massif Central, offers a wide range of courses at the University and various private institutions. The capital of Auvergne has a lot to offer for students, not least its unique environment and affordable lifestyle. Here's an overview of the courses available near Nemea Appart'Etud's student residence in Clermont-Ferrand.


Studying in Clermont-Ferrand: university courses

With more than 35,000 students each year, the University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA) offers around 170 university courses, from 2-year postgraduate diploma's to doctorates in various fields. The training is divided between 6 institutes:

  • Clermont Auvergne INP: Polytech Clermont, Sigma Clermont, ISIMA
  • Institut Droit, Économie, Management: Law, Economy, IAE Clermont Auvergne - School of Management
  • Institut Lettres, Langues, Sciences Humaines et Sociales: Humanities, Human Science and Culture, Culture and Communication, Psychology, Social Sciences and Education, Physical Science, INSPE Clermont Auvergne
  • Institut des Sciences: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, École de l’OPGC
  • Institut des Sciences de la Vie, Santé, Agronomie, Environnement: Medicine and Paramedical Science, Biology, Pharmacy, Dentistry
  • Institut Universitaire de Technologie: Clermont site, Moulins site, Montluçon site, Vichy site, Aurillac site, Puy-en-Velay site


Courses are aimed at new, full-time students but can also be accessed as part of a sandwich course.


Specialist training

The city of Clermont-Ferrand is home to many private educational institutions specialising in different sectors, including:

  • Business and management
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Art
  • Communication


Preparatory classes

Several types of institutions offer preparatory classes, depending on the course you want to study. The most common are the CPGE (classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles):

  • Literary preparatory courses
  • Scientific preparatory courses
  • Economic and commercial preparatory courses

There are also preparatory courses to prepare you for various competitive examinations: medicine, arts, civil service, etc.

As you can see Clermont-Ferrand has a wide variety of courses to offer, so everyone can develop in line with their aspirations. Now you just have to find THE course for you!

By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.