2020 Nice International Summer University (NISU), what’s new?

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Le pôle FLE
du Service Commun en Langues de l'Université Nice Sophia Antipolis a obtenu le Label Qualité Français Langue Étrangère pour 2016-2020.


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Our goal

The International Summer University is a university language center renowned for its teaching methods and located at one of the campuses of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, campus Carlone (Faculty of Arts and Humanities).

Every year, the International Summer University welcomes many foreign students, from all over the world, willing to practise French. Our teachers of French (French as a Foreign Language - FFL), highly qualified and available, are eager to contribute to the knowledge of the French language and its culture in a relax but study atmosphere.

The International Summer University welcomes as well students willing to improve their skills in English, Italian, Spanish and / or Russian.

Teaching standards

The teaching staff

Our teachers are highly dynamic and qualified. All teachers are language teaching professionals and experienced for Higher Education classes. Teaching programs and classes are coordinated so that students academic needs might be met.

A task-based approach

Our teaching program is conceived in close relation to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and proficient up-to-date tools are offered to students . Our ultimate aim is to help our students develop increasing autonomy in the language they learn to eventually reach linguistic independence in all circumstances.

logo France label Qualité FLE Courses take place into multimedia laboratories or equipped classrooms (Interactive boards or projectors, video equipments).

Our teaching / learning approach is officially guaranteed by the "Qualité Français Langue Étrangère" Label, granted by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur, le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and the Ministère des Affaires étrangères.


The opportunity to receive ECTS credits

Each session corresponds to 3 ECTS credits (under conditions).

Only the Educational Committee for Prior Learning Recognition of your college is entitled to recognize the E.C.T.S. you gained at the U.I.E.N.

The TCF exam

Should you like to evaluate your skills in French for personal, professional or academic reasons, the UIEN can help you take the TCF exam  (Test de connaissance du français), as 2 sessions are planned during our summer course. See the dates, the registration, the price, here ...

The University Library

A few figures...

The building : 4841 m2, of which 2732 m2 dedicated to students and users, 818 seats.

Collections : 393 076 volumes, 1791 periodical titles, 14 616 theses, 905 digital documents titles, 37 748 microform documents, 1005  audio documents, 5819 audiovisual documents.

Visitors : 6008 registered, 257 845 entrances, 57 008 loans.

Feel free to enjoy our University Library during your stay.

Local culture

NICE and the Côte d'Azur offer exceptional geographical and touristic advantages that will make your stay unforgettable.

Nice is one of the most culturally active cities in France and offers many theaters halls, cinemas, opera, conferences, museums, festivals ...

You will enjoy our numerous cultural, entertaining and sports activities planned everywhere in the country, in the city, even on the sea! At night people from all over the world gather in the old town - "Le Vieux Nice" - to chat in pubs and other cafés.



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