University of Paris 8: Statistics



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#1065 of 14,131 In the World
#408 of 2,785 In Europe
#40 of 224 In France
#15 of 65 In Ile-de-France
#395 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 80 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate63%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or equivalent, or special entrance examination
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - February; February-June)
Full time employee1,081
Student:staff ratio20:1

We've calculated the 63% acceptance rate for University of Paris 8 based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Paris 8 is a world-class research university with 20,867 scientific papers published and 102,368 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Engineering, Political Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Biology.


University of Paris 8 majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,256 / 62,787
7,622 / 47,768
6,523 / 44,115
5,346 / 29,693
Quantum and Particle physics
5,319 / 29,938
5,264 / 46,428
Political Science
4,636 / 24,790
Computer Science
3,750 / 57,159
Environmental Science
3,690 / 32,746
3,586 / 45,099
Organic Chemistry
3,446 / 10,798
Materials Science
2,707 / 15,298
Physical chemistry
2,388 / 1,680
2,262 / 13,728
Geography and Cartography
2,261 / 19,659
2,239 / 21,078
2,190 / 18,561
2,079 / 28,262
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,961 / 32,106
1,955 / 26,503
1,830 / 33,472
1,801 / 29,166
1,741 / 18,336
Art & Design
1,495 / 10,725
1,469 / 19,880
1,377 / 11,857
1,363 / 12,259
1,162 / 21,248
1,138 / 15,767
950 / 13,426
915 / 12,659
Chemical Engineering
849 / 1,033
793 / 14,588
763 / 18,989
727 / 12,251
698 / 5,607
Cognitive Science
636 / 11,820
Social Psychology
631 / 8,333
Fashion Design
626 / 4,546
Cyber Security
620 / 7,920

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 68 289
1992 80 298
1993 93 315
1994 84 314
1995 83 370
1996 109 415
1997 97 456
1998 117 520
1999 115 580
2000 109 565
2001 126 753
2002 223 972
2003 205 1123
2004 238 1319
2005 278 1554
2006 4226 1891
2007 3560 2183
2008 407 2433
2009 383 2653
2010 450 3048
2011 522 3428
2012 504 3830
2013 513 4213
2014 572 4648
2015 616 4863
2016 638 4931
2017 748 4938
2018 812 5951
2019 851 6880
2020 874 7319
2021 972 8371
2022 845 8211
2023 585 7972
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Paris 8 gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition Cost (EUR)
Bachelor's Degree 170
Master's Degree 240
Doctoral Degree 380

All costs are in Euros (EUR).

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Paris 8.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology No No No
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry No No No
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science No No No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics No No No
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Diplôme universitaire de technologie Administration, Technology
Licence Administration, Arabic, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Musicology, Philosophy, Photography, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre
Licence professionnelle Business and Commerce, Human Resources, Journalism, Mathematics and Computer Science, Multimedia, Retailing and Wholesaling, Social Work, Technology, Transport Management
Master Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archiving, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Arts, Comparative Law, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dance, Economics, Education, English, European Studies, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Foreign Languages Education, Gender Studies, Geography, Hebrew, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Sciences, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics and Computer Science, Media Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish
Doctorat Aesthetics, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture and Planning, Cinema and Television, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Criminal Law, Dance, Documentation Techniques, Economics, Educational Sciences, European Studies, Fine Arts, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Germanic Languages, Hebrew, Hispanic American Studies, History, Industrial Chemistry, Information Sciences, Italian, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Music, North African Studies, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Private Law, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Law, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Urban Studies, Women's Studies

University of Paris 8 alumni

  1. Gaspard Ulliel

    Gaspard Ulliel
    Born in
    France Flag France
    1984-2022 (aged 38)

    Gaspard Thomas Ulliel was a French actor. He was known for having portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (2007), fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent (2014), and for being the face of Chanel men's fragrance Bleu de Chanel for twelve years. He also voiced Jack Frost in the French version of Rise of the Guardians (2012), and portrayed Anton Mogart in the Disney+ miniseries Moon Knight (2022).

  2. Slavoj Žižek

    Slavoj Žižek
    Born in
    Slovenia Flag Slovenia
    1949-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 1986 graduated with doctorate in France in philosophy
    essayistopinion journalistsociologistpoliticianpsychoanalyst

    Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and public intellectual. He is the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University and a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana's Department of Philosophy. He primarily works on continental philosophy (particularly Hegelianism, psychoanalysis and Marxism) and political theory, as well as film criticism and theology.

  3. Julia Kristeva

    Julia Kristeva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    1941-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 1973 graduated with doctorate in France
    writerpsychoanalystuniversity teacherlinguistphilosopher

    Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, psychoanalyst, feminist, and novelist who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She has taught at Columbia University, and is now a professor emerita at Université Paris Cité. The author of more than 30 books, including Powers of Horror, Tales of Love, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, Proust and the Sense of Time, and the trilogy Female Genius, she has been awarded Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Vision 97 Foundation Prize, awarded by the Havel Foundation.

  4. Clémentine Autain

    Clémentine Autain
    Born in
    France Flag France
    1973-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    Graduated with French university master in study of history
    journalistwriterchild actorpolitician

    Clémentine Autain is a French politician and journalist who has represented the 11th constituency of the Seine-Saint-Denis department in the National Assembly since 2017. She is a member of La France Insoumise (LFI).

All 69 notable alumni

University of Paris 8 faculties and divisions

Graduate School : Aesthetics, Science and Technologies of the Arts Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Graduate School : Applied and Theoritical Linguistics Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Educational Sciences, History, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology
Graduate School : Cognition, Language, Interaction Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Psychology
Graduate School : Humanities Arts and Humanities
Institute : Distance Education (IED) Computer Science, Educational Sciences, Law, Psychology
Institute : European Studies (IEE) European Studies, International Business
Institute : Geopolitics (IFG) International Studies, Political Sciences
Institute : Technology (IUT Montreuil) Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Production Engineering, Technology
Institute : Technology (IUT Tremblay) Business Administration, Industrial Maintenance, Technology, Transport Management
Unit : Administration, Economics and Management Studies Business Administration, Institutional Administration, Public Administration
Unit : Arts, Philosophy, and Aesthetics Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Dance, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Theatre
Unit : Culture and Communication Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Information Sciences, Media Studies, Social Sciences
Unit : Documentation and Information Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Artificial Intelligence, Information Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
Unit : Educational Sciences, Psychoanalysis and French as Foreign Language Educational Sciences, French, Psychoanalysis
Unit : Foreign Languages and Culture Arabic, English, European Studies, Modern Languages, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Unit : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, European Union Law, International Law, Law, Public Law
Unit : Linguistics French Studies, Linguistics
Unit : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Psychology
Unit : Territorial, Environmental and Social Studies Anthropology, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Geography, History of Societies, North African Studies, Social Studies
Unit : Texts and Societies Comparative Literature, English, French, History, Literature, Political Sciences, Sociology

General information

Alternative names UP8
Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Founded 1968
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Motto Université Monde
World University

Location and contacts

Address 2, rue de la Liberté
Saint-Denis, 93526
City population 113,000

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