Cergy-Pontoise Law School French Exchange Program

Cergy-Pontoise Law School French Exchange Program

The exchange program with Université Cergy-Pontoise in Cergy-Pontoise, France enables two Miami Law students the opportunity to complete a full semester of courses at Cergy-Pontoise. Courses in this exchange are offered in French and English.

About the Université Cergy-Pontoise

Founded in 1991, the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP) is a dynamic, state-funded university which has 15,000 students and 1,700 international students. The academic focus of the university includes: law, economic and management, international studies and modern languages, humanities, and science and technology.

About Cergy-Pontoise

This city is 30 km north of Paris and is conveniently located only 25 minutes from the Charles de Gaulle airport. It is a young city - only 30 years old - and boasts a population of over 200,000 residents. It has a rich architectural heritage, with historical chateaus nearby, as well as having beautiful scenery along the River Oise. Paris is only a short train-ride away.

Tuition and Housing

Miami Law students pay their regular tuition to UM, and pay nothing to UCP. Students have an option of on-campus or off-campus housing possibilities.


Miami Law selects the two most qualified students to propose to UCP each academic year. UCP makes the final decision on admission. To apply, please send by April 1st for fall semester, and by October 1st for spring semester:

  • A short letter (1-2 pages) stating the reasons for interest;
  • A listing of significant international experience (growing up in a foreign country, work in the Peace Corps, the military or business, studying for a semester or more abroad), and/or extensive academic training in international relations, international business, area studies, or related fields;
  • A copy of one’s CV; and
  • Law school GPA and grades in relevant courses, or a copy of law school transcript.

Please send application to Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison, sabraham@law.miami.edu

For More Information

Questions about the program should be directed to:

Sandra Abraham
Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs