Student life

Aix-Marseille University benefits from a dynamic campus life with more than 130 student societies, organisations and many sporting and cultural activities.

You can find all the information on student life (accommodation, health, student job offers, university libraries, sport, transport, useful contact numbers…), student societies, financing projects, campus life, the Student Union… on the Student Life Office website:



The SUAPS (University Service of Physical and Sporting Activities) offers a large choice of individual and team sports.

To become a member, you need to apply for a sports card at the sports office of your campus, with three ID photos and medical certificate which allows you to participate in sporting activities.

For certain degrees, you can get extra points for participating in sporting activities.

There are sports offices and sports facilities on all the main campuses.

You can find a list of activities, contacts and events on the SUAPS website (


Cultural activities

Culture Card

For only 5 euros, the Aix-Marseille University Culture Card allows you to benefit from a maximum of good deals, special price tickets with numerous cultural partners in the region.

You can find information and contact details along with a list of partners, on the Student Life website.

The Mission Culture

The Mission Culture encourages and supports cultural and artistic projects at AMU (Aix-Marseille University). In partnership with regional cultural organisations, it proposes numerous events at the University and off-campus.

The Scientific and Technical Culture Unit

The Scientific Culture and Technical Unit proposes a programme of workshops, events (“Souk des Sciences”, Science Festival, Heritage Days) exhibitions open to all members of the public throughout the year.

Aix-Marseille University’s Antoine Vitez Theatre

Situated at the Faculty of Humanities, Aix-en-Provence, the Vitez Theatre proposes drama workshops and a programme packed full of shows throughout the year, with reduced price tickets for students and holders of the AMU Culture Card.

The CROUS cultural service

The CROUS (Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires) organises student activities, events and competitions throughout the year. It can also offer financial and organisational help with cultural initiatives and projects brought forward by students.



Halls of residence

Rooms in halls of residence are available to international students who are taking part in an exchange programme and holders of grants from the French Government. Certain conditions apply. You should apply through the International Relations Office at AMU and not directly with the CROUS. If you are allocated a room, you will receive a code which gives you access to the reservation site.

If you are coming to our university to study in a personal capacity (ie. not on as part of an exchange programme), you should apply for accommodation directly through the CROUS Aix-Marseille website:

Off-campus accommodation

Help with finding off-campus accomodations is available from the Student Life and city websites (see below).


Help with making your stay as successful as possible!


  • Student life in Aix: on the city’s website you can find a link to, where you can find information on, what’s going on in town, accommodation, international mobility grants for students, cultural exchange events, etc. – a wealth of information to help you make the most of your stay in Aix!
  • BFEE – Bienvenue en Familles aux Etudiants Etrangers: if you want to meet families from Aix, have a good time and share your culture with others while learning about French culture contact BFEE : Bureau 56, cours Mirabeau 13100 Aix-en-Provence / tel: 04 42 20 24 51 / e-mail:
  • Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office.
  • www.paysdaixassociations: everything you need to know about community life in Aix and the surrounding area.



Guide of good deals and what’s going on in Aix and Marseille:

Associations and societies

Check out the “associations and societies” page on the Student Life website.

Erasmus Student Network: – the Aix-Marseille branch of this student organisation can be found at on the Luminy campus, at the CIELL (Centre Interdépartmental des Langues de Luminy – Luminy Interdepartmental Centre for Languages).