Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (Toulouse School of Economics)


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Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, or UT1, was established in 1968 in the heart of Toulouse. Despite its relatively young age of independence, UT1 dates back to 1229, originating from the Faculty of Canon Law under King Saint Louis. Today it is a highly regarded Law, Economics and Management institution with a commitment to establishing and engaging in international networks.

UT1 is spaced across 3 historical buildings in central Toulouse, known as the Pink City for its distinct traditional brick and clay constructions. Toulouse is the cultural, economic and historical capital of Haute-Garonne and is brimming with high-quality cultural venues.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January

View the UT1 academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UT1 has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at UT1 is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UT1.

Important: All undergraduate courses are taught in French. Therefore, undergraduate students must have a French language proficiency level of at least C1.

Find courses

Search the UT1 course catalogue  under the heading "Exchange Students" if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Course restrictions

Exchange students at UT1 can only take postgraduate courses from the School of Economics.

Additional academic information

The grading scheme at UT1 is based on a scheme from 0 to 20.

16 – 20 : Very Good (First Class Honours / summa cum laude)
14 – 15,9 : Good (Upper Second Class Honours / insigni cum laude)
12 – 13,9 : Satisfactory (Second Class Honours / magna cum laude)
10 – 11,9 : Minimum pass (cum laude)
0 – 9,9 : Insufficient

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Students at UT1 can choose between living in rooms and flats in student halls or finding private accommodation near the university. UT1 has a number of resources to help incoming students find suitable accommodation for the duration of their studies in Toulouse.

Cost of living

The UT1 School of Economics provides a rough guide to the cost of living and basic expenses for studying in France.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Please read through this important information about Health Insurance for exchange students in France. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UT1 provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the French Consulate for more visa information.​

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.