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Student life in UTT

There are many activities in which students can participate at UTT. Student life is really rich!


Sports play an important part of the students' life. Students wishing to take part can subscribe to the sports union upon arrival (25€/ 1 semester – 50€ / 1 year - as for Sept 2019).
There are more than 40 sporting activitieson offer: Basketball, Futsal, Rugby, Ultimate, Athletics, Badminton, Equestrianism, Judo, Handball, Volleyball, Water polo, Rowing, Boxing and many others...

To practice sport in UTT, any students have to sumit a medical certificate filled by a doctor in France.

More information here

Clubs and associations

There are over 30 clubs and associations that bring vitality to the campus. Among them:
  • The Students’ Union (BDE) acts as a catalyst for all the associations. It coordinates most extra-curricular activities: clubs and associations' projects, parties and trips. It is also the students’ representative body for the university administration: bde@utt.fr (*To join this association students have to pay for a subscription: 30€/year and 20€/semester - as for Sept 2018).
  • Interlink (International Students Association) participates actively in the reception of foreign students. Its main objective is to facilitate the students' integration in the university, in the city and in France. Throughout the year, it organizes several activities (cultural, artistic, sports…).
More details on the “International Students Guide”

Food services

Students have several options to eat nearby UTT. Many restaurants offer cheap and healthy meals.

The “Restaurant Universitaire”

  • Commonly named “RU”, this is a university canteen serving cheap and hot meals (2 minutes’ walk from UTT).
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm and from 7:00pm to 8:15pm (closed during holidays).
  • One meal costs 3,25 € (payable by cash or with the UTT student's card- IZLY).

The UTT brasserie

  • Located inside UTT (next to the reception desk).
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:30pm.
  • Students can pay by cash, bankcard or with the UTT student’s card - IZLY.

There are many other restaurants in the UTT surroundings such like a Vietnamese restaurant, a Kebab restaurant, fast food restaurants, bakeries… but also many supermarkets.

More details on the “International Students Guide”

The Library

The library of UTT offers individual and group working areas and many databases (newspapers, books, numerical databases) to study and to entertain. Students can also borrow computing equipment.

It is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 10:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am from 12:00 pm.

More information here

Events and cultural activities

During the inter-semester period, the International Center organizes activities for the students :
  • Visit of the City center of Troyes.
  • Dinners to discover the French food.
  • Visit of the region.
More information here

The Buddy System

The Buddy System is dedicated to international students who will have the opportunity to develop a relationship, interact with UTT students.
Buddy Mentors are local students who have volunteered to help international students, especially at the beginning of the semester.
Your buddy will help you:
  • discover aspects of french culture
  • fulfill administrative tasks you may face, such as getting a french phone number, opening a bank account etc.
  • might also invite you to his/her parties or outings. If you accept these invitations, it is a great way to meet other local students.
  • Show you UTT, the campus, the faculty and other students’ services (the International Office, Students’ office (BDE), the registrar office, the sports hall, etc.).
  • Accompany you to events especially designed for international students
  • help you in your classes and explain the UTT courses’ system.
And answer all your questions!

The Buddy coordinator will introduce you to your buddy in advance by email. A meeting is organized between buddies and referred friends at the start of each semester.


Buddy coordinator: Emilie RICHARD
Incoming student office (building K008)

Fresher’s week in early September

The student union (BDE) organizes many activities during fresher’s week to welcome new students and allow them to get to know their environment and make friends (visits, weekend, city rally, etc.).

International presentations

Every Thursdays during the semester, international students are asked to present their countries and their universities to outgoing students.

International days at UTT

Every semester, the International Center organizes a Study Abroad Fair during which international students have booths and materials from partner universities to present their home university to the students of the UTT.

Many shows, photos exposition, conferences are organized every year by different clubs and associations.