University of Strasbourg

Program Details

Program Location Strasbourg, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20150
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/01/24 to 06/30/24
Past Dates
Fall 2022 09/01/22 to 01/13/23
2022-23 Academic Year 09/01/22 to 06/19/23
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Strasbourg

University Library

Université de Strasbourg (UdS): The university is the largest in France with 43,000 students.  Because Strasbourg alternated between German and French control starting in the 16th century, UdS traces its history to a German university founded in 1621.  In 1970 the university was subdivided into three separate French universities, but these were reunited in 2009.

Location:  Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region of eastern France.  The metropolitan area has a population of about 600,000, and is an important center of manufacturing and engineering, as well as of road, rail and river communications.  It is the seat of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Language Ability:  A minimum of six semesters of college-level French is required; additional language study is recommended.  Applicants for this exchange program will not be approved for participation until the results of a language interview have been reported to the Study Abroad Office.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Strasbourg

University Palace

This exchange program is open to students who have completed at least two semesters of university study and a minimum of six semesters of college-level French. 

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. 

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 6 Sem French

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: French

Minimum credit requirement: 15 Purdue credits

Students attending the UNISTRA program will take 50% of courses from the Faculty of Letters. Students typically end up taking at least 8 courses on campus, since 2-3 courses at UNISTRA are equivalent to one 3-credit Purdue course.



Students will stay in university residence halls and will apply for housing before arrival on campus. Exchange students will stay studios or in single rooms with shared kitchens, baths, and living areas.

To find more about housing at UNISTRA, visit the University of Strasbourg Housing Guide.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Visa $200.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Fall Semester Mar 1
Spring Semester Sep 1

Returnees Information

University of Strasbourg

Strasbourg Tramway

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email