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URCA - France

Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA)

As multidisciplinary university dedicated to excellence, URCA provides training to more than 25,000 students in all fields of knowledge as close as possible to the needs of society, through courses based on innovative research of international reputation. Located at the cross-road of Ile-de-France, the Rhineland, Northern Europe and Italy, URCA occupies a geostrategic position that gives it advantages for European and international exchanges.

Thanks to an ambitious, competitive and realistic internationalization strategy, URCA was awarded the European CeQuInt quality label (Certificate for Quality in Internationalization) on 27 February 2015, an award given following an assessment of the quality of the institution’s international dimension and internationalization.

More information on URCA official website:

Student life and services/facilities:

Campus organization :
URCA is situated in five different cities: Reims (main site), Troyes, Charleville-Mézières, Châlons en Champagne and Chaumont. The university largely contributes to the development of Champagne-Ardenne through its partnerships with local and national companies and the regional authorities.
More information about our campus and access on our web site here

Accommodation :
For students at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, the Department of External Relations and International Development at URCA notifies CROUS about students applying for accommodation. CROUS then sends an accommodation application to complete (do not send it a second time if you have already done it yourself).
The rooms in university halls of residence, also called cités U, are managed by CROUS (Regional Student Accommodation Centres). This is the most economical type of student accommodation. These residences are primarily intended for students with low incomes. There are several residences located in the different districts of Reims, Troyes, Châlons-en-Champagne and Charleville-Mézières. You will find the map of halls of residence with a presentation of each of them here

International Office :
DREDI provides advice and assistance to international students on exchange programmes to succeed with their studies in Champagne-Ardenne. In tandem with other services and external partners, it offers various activities and events to facilitate their integration (Integration Week, International «celebrating cultures» student day, Cinema club with cult movies every month, etc.).
Contact : +33 (0) 3 26 91 83 59
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Villa Douce 9, boulevard de la Paix
51724 Reims Cedex - FRANCE

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Buddy program:,23053,38386.html

- Updated November 2019 -