photo of Mulhouse France

Universite de Haute Alsace

Dates | Costs | Location | Activities | Courses | Language | Eligibility
Housing and Meals | Application | Visa

The Universite de Haute Alsace at Mulhouse is one of two campuses – the other is found in Colmar. With roughly 8,000 students, 500 professors, and 450 administrative employees, the university offers classes in its many departments:  Arts, Humanities & Language, Law, Economics/Management, Human & Social Sciences, and Science, Technology & Health. 

The International Office at the university in Mulhouse gives particular attention to all incoming exchange students helping them to adapt quickly to their new environment. They help organize a welcome tour of the city, international dinners, airport pickup, and several other events throughout the yea. As Mulhouse is very close from the German and Swiss border, it will be easy for the students to travel there.

For specific information related to international exchange, visit their website here.


Application Deadline for Fall: March 12
Fall Semester: early September - mid-January

Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Semester: early January - Early May


Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.

Click here for the most current exchange rate.

All costs are estimated based on a five-month semester.
Students need to show up in person at the French Consulate in Los Angeles for their visa.

Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees


International Health Insurance


Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee





Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Housing and/or Meals
(must have first month's rent and security deposit available upon arrival


Travel to Los Angeles for Visa




Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations


In-country Health Insurance


Texts/Course Materials


Essential Daily Living Expenses


TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)


Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)


The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Note that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.


The University is located in Mulhouse, France in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France.  Mulhouse has a picturesque town center, as well as many various museums and galleries.  Basel, Switzerland is a twenty-minute train ride away, while the Black Forest in Germany is not much further.  The seat of the European Union is only a forty-five minute train ride away, in the picturesque city of Strasbourg.  The train is easily accessible and a discount card for travel in France is offered for those 12-25 years of age. 

Click here for more information about Mulhouse at the Mulhouse Tourism website


There are several activities provided both by the international office, as well as the various departments on campus. The Club Anglais is always looking for a few Anglophones to stimulate their learning, and the international office provides several trips throughout the year for its international students. Group classes are offered at the gymnasium on campus, more details can be found on their websites.

Click here for Sport/gym information
Click here for UHA Student Clubs & Associations information
Click here for a list of contacts at the international office


All incoming international students are required to take a francais langue etrangere (FLE) class as well as the required 24 documented hours per semester in the foreign language lab.  Other classes are offered in foreign and regional languages (German, Alsacian, etc), the humanities, economics, law, science, technology, social sciences, and health. Students can take Literature, Civilization and Economics courses in English.

A list of language courses available here.
A list of courses available in English here.

Mulhouse uses the ECTS credit system, so students should register in a minimum of 30 ECTS credit hours while abroad. This is equivalent to 15 UNC transfer hours.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in French.

Eligibility and Availability

To be eligible to apply students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed at least two semesters of courses at UNC, Since all instruction is in French, students need to have the equivalent of 4 semesters of college French before participating in this program. This program is open to all majors with no limit on the number of UNC students who can participate each semester. Students may apply for one semester or one academic year

Housing and Meals

The Restaurant Universities is open during the school year for lunch and dinner. 3 € is the price of a full meal. There is also the Cybercafé, located on the lower level of the building, where you can buy entrees à la carte. 

Students have two housing options:

  • Private accommodation: private room or shared flat (2-3 students)
    • 300-500 Euro (private room)/400-600 Euro (shared flat)
  • University Residence (limited number):
    • 300-400 Euro

Click here for more information about housing


Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Applications will be evaluated and selections will be made immediately after the application deadline. If selected, the student will need to complete an additional online admissions application for UHA Mulhouse. After nomination, all necessary infromation willbe sent to the the student from UHA


Students will need to apply for a Long Stay Student Visa if staying for longer than 90 days. Before applying for a visa students must complete an application with Campus France. Prior to completing the Campus France application, please be sure to read the application guidelines. Once the Campus France application is complete students will be given a validation number and may proceed with their visa application. The validation number will be used to make an appointment with the French embassy in Los Angeles. Students are required to apply for their visa in person at the consulate in Los Angeles.

French visas take a minimum to two weeks to process after the appointment in LA. No expediting is possible.

Click here for consulate information about visas