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Blaise Pascal University
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Program Type: University Exchange
 Non-English Language Prerequisite:
3 Semesters Housing Type: Apartments, Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5
 Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Study Abroad Adviser: Loy Macari
 University Name:
Blaise Pascal University
 Language Category:
Language Category C
Program Description:

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Program Highlights

  • Blaise Pascal University is one of OU's oldest university exchanges and the city of Clermont Ferrand has strong ties to Norman.
  • This program is ideal for students wanting to learn French from beginning to advanced levels. Check out the student guide!
  • Students studying for the academic year can take a position as an English teacher and earn up to 530 Euro/month.
  • Cost: the cost for this program is detailed below, but keep in mind the scholarship especially for BPU!
  • The city is nestled next to a dormant volcano, has beautiful parks, and is home to the Michelin Tire Company. Excursions are offered by various student groups.
Clermont Park


  • Students who study at Blaise Pascal University will enroll in courses at the local language-learning center, SUEE (pictured below). Find out more here.

  • You have the opportunity to go before the start of the fall semester for a pre-term intensive language course.

  • After taking an initial placement exam students begin their courses which include oral/written practice, French civilization, phonetics, etc.
To see courses previously taken by OU students at Blaise Pascal University and their OU equivalents, click the following link: Blaise Pascal University - Course Equivalency Information.

Clermont SUEE

Money Matters

Please see the attached guide for an estimated semester budget. 


Students that study at Blaise Pascal University will be offered a room in the university dorms. Dorms in France are almost always individual and smaller than dorms in the U.S. You will have shared common areas that include a TV room and kitchen. The pictures below are from Residence Philipe Lebon, which is the most common residence for OU students.

Clermont Housing

Program Requirements

  • You must have a 2.5 Combined Retained GPA.   
  • You must have a minimum of two semesters of college-level French in order to participate in the SUEE intensive French program.  You must have a minimum of 6 semesters of French to apply to all other regular coursework. 
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 Recommendation Letters:
    • 1 from any OU professor
    • 1 from an OU French language professor
  • Host University Application
  • Visa (dependent on nationality)

Get Started

Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for France to move on to Phase 2!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 08/26/2014 01/16/2015
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 01/15/2015 06/30/2015

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