Life on campus

Culture and sports

Strasbourg University and Culture :

“Carte culture“: your master key to cultural events

What is the Carte culture?

This card entitles you to a discount rate for cultural events and festivals in 80 venues across Alsace. Cheaper than the regular student rate, it includes free entry to museums, discount cinema tickets and preferential rates to a selection of concerts and shows in major local venues.

Am I entitled to it?
You are entitled to the Carte culture if you are a student at the University of Strasbourg.

How do I get one?
The card can be purchased for €7 upon registration.

Museums and collections

The University of Strasbourg owns a wide range of scientific collections inherited from its various teaching and researching activities through time. Besides the inventory, the preservation and the management of these collections, the University is committed to sharing its heritage and wealth through various activities of promotion and scientific communication.

Culture and entertainment in Strasbourg

University and sports

SUAPS, the university sports centre, offers over 60 types of sports, such as badminton, dance, handball, judo, and even skiing. A hiking club is also active which organizes regular outings into the nearby Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany.
SUAPS also organises training and competitions at academic, regional and national level. There is a sport here for you!

Campus Facilities

A University in the heart of Strasbourg

Numerous facilities for students are available: tram lines, shops, book shops, restaurants, etc.
10 min by tram or 8 min by bike to get from the University to down town Strasbourg !

Pass Campus: your student smartcard

Your student ID card is called the Pass Campus. This all-purpose smartcard is given to you upon enrolment. In addition to its ID functions, your Pass Campus can be used to pay for canteens and for printing facilities, and serves as your library card. Outside campus, it can be used as a travelcard on all public transports in the city.

Where can I collect my student card?

Your Pass Campus is given to you upon enrolment at your department of studies’ registrar’s office.

Internet services
  • Most university buildings are covered by the University’s WIFI network Osiris.
  • The Digital Work Environment’s (ENT) portal provides members of the university community with many services: e-mail box, news, enrollment, exam results, schedules, educational tools (IT and Internet certificate, Univ-R application), and a virtual library among others.
Libraries

Students may use the University of Strasbourg libraries for bibliography on a broad range of subjects.

University health centre

SUMPS, the university health centre, provides medical services to all students, including a free preventive medical examination in the first three years of studies at the university.

Health services include:

  • consultations with medical specialists (sports medicine, nutrition)
  • vaccination
  • disability support
  • relaxation and stress management workshops
  • audiometry
  • Free and anonymous STD tests (HIV, Hepatitis…), gynaecology consultations, information on contraception, sexuality, abortion.
University canteens & cafés

University canteens and cafés are open around the campus.The canteens serve three meals a day on week days and brunch on Sundays.

A two-course lunch costs only 3.20 Euros (if paid for with a student card).

University sports centre

Over 60 types of sports

SUAPS, the university sports centre, offers over 60 types of sports, such as badminton, dance, handball, judo, and even skiing. A hiking club is also active which organizes regular outings into the nearby Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany.

SUAPS also organises training and competitions at academic, regional and national level. There is a sport here for you!

MORE ABOUT SUAPS

Why Strasbourg?

A Tradition of Excellence in Chemistry

long tradition of scientific excellence, in chemistry, built through the ages by renowned scientists : 

Louis Pasteur, Charles Gerhardt and Nobel Laureates Adolf von Baeyer, Emil Fischer, Hermann Staudinger, and more recently Jean-Marie Lehn, Martin Karplus and Jean-Pierre Sauvage.

  • The result is that Strasbourg has always been a center of excellence in molecular science, with its top-twenty worldwide ranking.
  • The MSc and PhD students will benefit from this rich and stimulating environment.
Strasbourg, a great city to live in

A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Strasbourg has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1988.

A Capital of Europe, Seat of European organisations
— the European Parliament,
— the Council of Europe
— the European Court of Human Rights and the European Youth Centre


A City of Culture

Strasbourg enjoys a rich cultural life and is considered the second cultural city of France after Paris.
Cultural venues include an Opera House, theaters, concert halls and numerous museums.

STRASBOURG Christmas Market
A special festive and joyful atmosphere before the winter holidays. An event not to miss!
Strasbourg has one of Europe’s oldest Christmas markets, and it takes place annually from late November until December 30
This market draws approximately 2 million visitors each year.

Around Strasbourg….The Wine Route and the Vosges Mountains
Alsace is one of France’s largest wine producing regions and is especially known for its white wines Sylvaner, Riesling, Muscat and Gewurtztramminer, as well as its sparkling wine Crémant d’Alsace.
For nature lovers, the Vosges Mountains lie only about 45-minute car drive away and offer plenty of hiking routes in the summer and a number of skiing resorts in the winter.

The First Cycling City of France
With cycling lanes of over 550 km
and … 4,400 bicicles available within its bike scheme Velhop.

 

 

 

Cost of Living in Strasbourg relatively inexpensive

Cost of living

  • The typical housing cost of student in Strasbourg ranges from 250 to 500 EUR per month.
  • Additional housing financial aid may be obtained with the French state assistance program, called APL.

 

France’s healthcare system

One of the best public healthcare systems in the world : Most of the the health care costs (hospital, doctor, medication) are reimbursed. All enrolled students are covered by health insurance.

A great location for European Travel

1H50 by train from Paris

Visit other European cities:
1h45 by flight from Madrid (Spain)
1h15 by flight from Rome (Italy), Barcelona (Spain)
1h00 by flight from Berlin (Germany)
50min by flight from Geneva (Swiss)

Hubs of low-cost airlines are located in Strasbourg and in nearby cities (Basel and Baden-Baden).