We are glad to welcome you to the Faculty of Basic and Biomedical Sciences at Paris Descartes University.
Our Faculty offers a complete range of multidisciplinary programs in biological sciences, chemistry and physics. All of our programs are oriented towards the health sector and they are all integrated with our world famous research laboratories in neurosciences, pharmacotoxicology and chemistry.
This orientation guide has been produced for students who are coming to study at our Faculty from outside France. It provides practical guidance on coming to live and study in Paris from an international student perspective and its intention is to complement other sources of guidance you are supposed to look for on your own.
When studying abroad, it is important that you develop your ability to find information and solutions by yourself. It is part of the experience. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this guide at the time of going to print. However, this information is subject to change and the University accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Students are advised to refer to the various web-links provided throughout the guide for the most up-to-date information.
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General description of your stay :
The semester started with an amazing integration of the biomedical students (Master BME) in a seminar in Champagne. The relationship between students and professors was good, and the professors were always available. The courses of the biomaterials track were very interesting and well lectured.
Pros & Cons :
I would have liked to have had more practical work in a lab, in the courses of tissue engineering for instance. However I only stayed one semester and my colleagues that stayed and did their master project, the following semester, had many positive experiences.
I improved the English language, as well as the French one.
This master has given me motivation to work in this area of research as a PhD student.