Life at TSM
Studying in Toulouse
The TSM campus is located in the heart of Toulouse, "la Ville rose" (the Pink City). Appreciated for its quality of life, Toulouse is the economic lung of Southwestern France and a European metropolis focused on research and innovation. An ideal setting to study and broaden your horizons.
A Student-Friendly City
The latest rankings from l'Étudiant magazine and le Figaro Étudiant place Toulouse at the top of the best student cities for its attractiveness, the quality of its education, its student life, its quality of life and its employment rate.
As the 4th largest city of France and the 2nd university city of the country, Toulouse welcomes:
- more than 100 000 students,
- including 15 000 international students.
In the heart of this student and cosmopolitan metropolis, TSM is an international school within the University Toulouse Capitole, which has been awarded the 3 starred label “Welcome to France” for its international outreach and the quality of the hospitality offered to its international students.
European Metropolis of Research and Innovation
More than a student city, Toulouse is above all a European and regional metropolis. Capital of the Occitanie region, it is home to cutting-edge industries and major international groups.
European Capital of Aeronautics and Aerospace
Toulouse is also the European capital of aeronautics and aerospace. As the world headquarters of the Airbus Group and the headquarters of the Centre National des Études Spatiales (CNES), it hosts:
- 700 aeronautical companies,
- and 85 000 jobs.
Every year, TSM organises the Airbus Day which gives students the opportunity to meet the group HR team and discuss with currently employed graduates.
A Research and Innovation Centre
The city is also a centre of research and innovation in the fields of health with the Oncopole, a European cancer research centre, as well as in digital and new technologies and companies such as Sigfox, a TSM partner.
TSM students benefit from this ecosystem thanks to the many events and programmes organised in partnership with companies in the sector.
Besides, Toulouse is also a centre of research in Management with TSM Research, a CNRS research unit, and TSM Doctoral Programme, the TSM doctoral school.
A City of Arts, Culture and Sport
Beyond its innovative dimension, Toulouse is also a city of art and culture. With its twenty or so museums covering the fields of art (Fondation Bemberg, Musée de l'affiche, les Abattoirs...), history and civilisations (les Augustins, Musée Georges Labit...), and science and technology (Quai des Savoirs, Aeroscopia, Cité de l'espace...), Toulouse offers many opportunities to cultivate yourself during your studies.
Outstanding monuments are numerous as well, such as the town hall facing the famous Capitol Square, close to TSM. Near TSM also stands the Saint-Sernin basilica, the largest Romanesque church in France and a jewel of southern architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For those who prefer outdoor leisure activities and long walks, Toulouse has 160 parks and gardens, including the Japanese garden at Compans-Caffarelli, just a few blocks from TSM. It is also possible to take a walk along the Garonne, which can be reached from TSM via rue Valade or via the University garden, both of which lead to the famous Place Saint-Pierre, appreciated by students for its festive atmosphere and its view of the dome of La Grave.
A Sports City
For sportsmen and women, Toulouse is also worldwide known in rugby thanks to the Stade Toulousain and its international players, such as Antoine Dupont, who studies at TSM, and Vincent Clerc, a TSM alumni.
The city hosts many clubs, for all sports, playing in the main national and international championships for both men and women:
Enough to spend evenings and weekends on the supporters' benches!
Many athletes from all types of sports choose TSM for their studies. Currently, the school welcomes 21 top-level sportsmen and women in swimming, rugby, athletics, rowing, basketball, judo, etc.
Welcome to Toulouse! Welcome to TSM !
Some useful links
- All the tips to come and study in Toulouse: Welcome Desk of the Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
- Going out, visiting: Tourist Office of Toulouse
- Discover the Occitanie region
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