The University of La Réunion welcomes many foreign students every year. Last year there were 987, this year 674 have applied, of which more than 300 are new. The training offer and the quality of research are highlighted.
The welcome day for international students at the University of La Réunion took place this Friday, September 16. More than 300 new students of 44 nationalities were present.
A total of 674 foreign students from 56 nationalities are enrolled at the university, and enrollment remains open. Last year, 987 students were admitted.
The University of La Réunion is the only French and European university located in the Indian Ocean.
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674 foreign students are enrolled at the University of La Réunion.
Of the 56 nationalities, the majority come from countries in the Indian Ocean such as Madagascar, Comoros and Mauritius. European students also come, thanks to the Erasmus program, mainly from Germany or Switzerland.
Finally, Panama, Bolivia, Peru and Russia are also represented. And then, for the first time this year, students from Rwanda and South Africa are welcome.
The University of La Réunion was awarded for the quality of admission of foreign students. It is characterized by its training offer, which is increasingly internationalized with courses in English for at least 3 years, explains Anne-François Zattara, Deputy Vice-President for Europe and International Cooperation for Regional Cooperation at the University of La Réunion.
Réunion has developed cutting-edge research in specific areas such as biodiversity, health, emerging diseases and renewable energies. The Laboratoire de l’Atmosphere has joined the prestigious Shanghai ranking, which recognizes the best research sectors worldwide.
In 2022, the university is conducting an experiment in collaboration with the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa in 4 areas: building and energy; atmosphere and climate; Agricultural and food products; biodiversity and tropical aquatic, coastal and island ecosystems.
It will enable 10 students, specifically 5 from each university, to complete a semester of undergraduate studies at each of the host institutions.
Rebecca is German. She wants to continue her studies in the field of education and is enrolled in the Faculty of Literature and Humanities. She wanted to leave her country. The beauty of Réunion, its nature, its culture attracted her, as well as the offer and quality of training at the university, which she says she is convinced of.
The University of La Réunion has joined the Franco-German university network, which has more than 190 higher education institutions located in metropolitan France and Germany. The network unites almost 6,400 students and more than 300 doctoral students.