Your studies

The university's training offer

The University of Franche-Comté offers more than 420 diplomas: university diplomas in technology (DUT), bachelor’s degrees, professional bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates, engineering degrees, master’s degree courses in engineering (CMI), training courses in the health professions, but also university diplomas (DU), preparation for competitive examinations and tailor-made training courses for professionals.

Our main areas of training

  • Arts, Letters, Languages
  • Law, Economics, Management
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Science and Technology of Physical and Sports Activities
  • Science, Technology, Health

Different modes of training

  • Initial training: preparing a diploma before entering the job market
  • Work-linked training: preparing for a diploma while exercising a professional activity
  • Distance learning: preparing a degree through university distance learning
  • Continuing vocational training: going back to school to acquire new skills, retraining, etc.

The entire range of courses offered by the University of Franche-Comté can be consulted on the site

Organisation of studies

French higher education has adopted the LMD system (licence-master-doctorate). LMD degrees are obtained by successfully completing a certain number of semesters from the time of entry in the higher education programme. Each semester awards up to 30 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) credits that are valid in, and can be transferred to other countries.

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University calendar 2020-2021

University starts

September 1. Consult your component’s website to find out when your program starts.

“Welcome to Students”

September 17 to 24

Autumn Holidays

October 24 evening to November 2 morning

Christmas Holidays

December 19 evening to January 4 morning

Open Days

January 23 in Belfort, Montbéliard, Vesoul and Lons le Saunier. January 30 in Besançon

Winter Holidays

February 13 evening to February 22 morning

Spring Holiday

April 10 evening to April 26 morning

Find the specific calendar of your component (exams, juries…) on its website.

Accompaniment of international students

The international office of the University of Franche-Comté (Direction des relations internationales et de la francophonie – DRIF) will assist you in your efforts. International relations referents are present in each component. If you have any questions:

In addition, the Erasmus student network (ESN) association offers a sponsorship by a local student on your arrival. To register:

Improve your French

The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of the University of Franche-Comté can provide you with French language training and prepare you to enter a university program. It offers individualized support to build a training course adapted to your needs.

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Study planning

If you are an employee, an entrepreneur, a top-level athlete, have dependent children, are a dual student, a member of an association or an artist, you can ask for your studies to be adjusted. This can take the form of an adaptation of the TD or TP groups, an authorization of absence, the organization of a second exam session, etc…

Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. If the request is accepted, a pedagogical contract is signed by the student and the director of the component (UFR, school, institute) to define the terms and duration of the special study plan put in place.

For all requests, contact your component’s school.

Orientation, professional integration

The university has a job internship orientation service (Orientation, Stage, Emploi – OSE) to help you in your choice of courses and throughout your career path into the professional world. If you need advice on choosing the most suitable course of study, making a change of direction or discussing your future career, you can meet with the OSE guidance officers. They will welcome you during personal interviews to help you develop your project and build a career path that suits you and that you will value to your future employers.

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Diploma Supplement

The diploma supplement is an official document that aims to give a clear idea of the content and value of a diploma. The aim is to facilitate international mobility and professional integration by allowing foreign universities and recruiters to better understand the content of the diploma. Students are invited to fill in a part of this document themselves, writing down all the experiences they have had in the university setting that may be of interest on a CV: volunteering in a university association, civic or civic engagement, high-level sport, competitive university athletic practice. The entry is made from the digital work environment (ENT).

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Free education unit

Each semester, you have the possibility to follow a free education unit (Unité d’enseignement libre – UEL). It gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge and to obtain up to 0.20 points on your average and/or ECTS credits. There are nearly 100 UEL in a variety of fields: student engagement, languages, sport, arts, science, entrepreneurship, internships, etc. Each UEL unit can be taken only once.

More information: on your digital work environment (ENT), Documents section, Shared Spaces.


The University of Franche-Comté offers you the opportunity to improve your skills in various fields by obtaining certificates that can make a difference on a CV.

The proposed certifications:

  • Spelling level : Voltaire
  • Numerical skills: PIX, C2i
  • Language skills: KEYS, TOEIC…
  • Computer skills: IREB, ISTQB…

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University Libraries (BU)

The University of Franche-Comté has ten university libraries (Bibliothèques universitaires – BU) spread over all the sites. They offer a catalogue of more than 700,000 books, DVDs, general and disciplinary databases, e-books, as well as more than 19,000 journals (in French and foreign languages) in print or online.

On the BU website, you can find the references of the documents you need in the online catalogues, but you can also extend your search to other libraries (BU of the University of Bourgogne and Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technology, Besançon municipal libraries, other French and university libraries, etc.) and request an interlibrary loan (ILL).

If you need help for a bibliographical research (dissertation, thesis…), professionals are at your disposal for individual appointments.

Numerous work and relaxation areas are available, such as the “BU’lles”, co-working spaces for working in small groups, equipped with shared screens and modular furniture. Spaces can be booked via the Affluences application.

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University printing office

At the university’s printing office, you can have your theses and dissertations printed and photocopied on a self-service card system at very attractive rates.

The photocopiers allow you to reproduce A4 and A3 documents in colour or black and white from a PDF file copied onto a USB stick or sent by e-mail.

The printing shop also provides large format printing (scientific posters and posters) and can give you useful advice on their layout as well as for theses, dissertations and other documents.

Practical information: campus de la Bouloie, 16 route de Gray, Besançon – open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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The digital work environment (ENT)

This personal space allows you to access:

  • your student records, your grades and your exam results,
  • your schedule,
  • your university messaging system used by your teachers and the different services of the university to contact you,
  • storage and file sharing space,
  • direct access to the various university services (teaching resources, documentaries, job and internship offers, etc.).

To activate your digital work environment (ENT), go to with your INE number (written on your school certificate).


The PASS’UBFC is a multi-service card given at the beginning of the school year and valid throughout your schooling. It serves as a:

  • student card,
  • payment card in university restaurants by topping up his account on fr (mobile application available for Android, iOS, Windows)
  • access card to the computer rooms, sports facilities… located on the campuses
  • access card to university library services (borrowing, printing, copying…).

It is valid in all the Crous of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and in the seven establishments that make up the Federal University Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: the University of Franche-Comté, the University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), the National Higher School of Mechanics and Microtechnology (ENSMM), the University of Bourgogne, Agrosup Dijon, Burgundy School of Business (BSB), and Arts et Métiers campus de Cluny (ENSAM).


Around 400 wifi terminals, providing access to the wireless broadband network, are installed in the university libraries (BU) and in various high-traffic areas, such as the entrance halls of UFRs, schools and institutes. The precise list of equipped buildings as well as the procedure to follow to configure your computer before making a first connection is available here:

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