Why PSL?

1. Study at a globally-ranked university

PSL is the first French university included in the top 50 international rankings and the top 5 young universities that are 50 years old or younger accoding the THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings in 2019, 2020, 2021. At PSL, you gain access to an unparalleled education in science, the arts, literature, and culture provided by the country’s leading institutions.

PSL in the international rankings

2. Study at a dynamic, approachably sized university

You will enjoy a curriculum and teaching methods designed to facilitate your success, with small classes, low student/professor ratios, and strong connections to the latest developments in research and design right from the start.


3. Learn to combine Science, Literature, and the Arts

PSL is a place where excellence and diversity meet to inspire creative dialogue among and between all areas of inquiry--economics, humanities, life sciences, law, history, management, chemistry, artistic design, and more. By studying at PSL, you will explore novel intersections between disciplines and work alongside top researchers to create the world of tomorrow.

Research at PSL

4. Create, launch, innovate

With 140 laboratories, artist workshops, Fab Labs and incubators, advanced training for PhDs and postdocs, PSL offers a unique scientific and cultural environment for 17,000 students and 2,900 researchers from around the globe. Take charge of your career and walk in the footsteps of 28 Nobel Prize winners, 10 Fields Medal winners, 50 César award winners, and 79 Molière award winners.

Our programs

5. Find your calling while following your passions

Do you see yourself as a future artist, entrepreneur, engineer, researcher or executive? PSL will help you build that career. From critical thinking to creativity, versatility, and team spirit, our classes will help you develop the skills most sought after in professional life. Student life and the organizations active on the PSL campus offer every opportunity for you to flourish and draw out your talents.

How to succeed at PSL

6. Expand your horizons

Student organizations, sporting and cultural events, cross-institutional programs and exchanges are all opportunities to meet students from a hundred countries studying a range of disciplines. You can discover shared passions, launch joint projects, and meet your future mentors, employees, and team members. In short, you will be building a rich, diverse network for the rest of your life.

Get involved on campus

7. Join a university with strong values

While selective and attentive to all talent, PSL promotes equal opportunity and strives to help each individual achieve excellence. Our vision is to not only to cultivate a diverse range of talents, but also to cultivate a sense of civic duty and social and collective responsibility in our students, who are the next generation of decision-makers and entrepreneurs.

Our commitments

8. Paris life

The myriad of museums, trade shows, exhibits, plays, lectures, concerts, operas, ballets, and libraries of Paris beckon... and PSL will help you get your bearings and take full advantage of the doors the campus opens for you.

Campus life in Paris