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University of Montpellier - IAE School of Management

Located in the South of France, IAE Montpellier School of Management is part of Montpellier University and is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest IAE schools of Management in the French public education system. IAE Montpellier awards state degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of business and management with a focus on information technology.

The active and well-established Students Association is one of the highlights of IAE Montpellier, providing a nexus of international contacts and a range of student services and support. In addition to being a great way of meeting other students, the Association performs a variety of roles at IEA, including planning and promoting on-campus concerts and events, organizing day and weekend trips, humanitarian, social and professional activities, as well as sporting events and other festivities.

Learn more about being an exchange student at Montpellier University!

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Academic Eligibility

  • 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sacramento State prior to departure
  • Junior or higher standing (60+ units completed)

Course Information

Course Offerings

Available Courses

  • International Business
  • French Language
  • Management (MBA Students only)

Estimated Costs

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated cost of University of Montpellier
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $3,709 $7,418
Insurance* $300 $500
Airfare $1,750 $1,750
Housing $2,500 $5,500
Personal Expenses $3,000 $6,500
Total $11,259 $21,668

Housing Options

University housing

The CROUS (French University Housing Service) offers accommodation in halls of
residence for exchange students, depending on availability.


The monthly rent for a room ranges from €250 to €400, depending on the comfort.
Applications for accommodation are made through the MOVEON form.

Private accommodation

IAE Montpellier will provide you with useful links to help you find private accommodation.

Le P.H.A.R.E is a meeting place for international students who are seeking accommodation. Multilingual buddies accompany students in their search of private accommodation.

Information on Housing