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Patronage at the Cité internationale

Making sense of the world

Conceived after the First World War, the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris brings together young talents from all over the world in one place. By promoting shared life, exchanges and understanding of a rich and complex world, the Cité internationale contributes to raising awareness and making sense of the world. Patronage is the cornerstone of this ambition. It invests in all areas of activity, all projects, with those who believe in this humanist place of open innovation and experimentation. Whatever the amount of your support, there will always be a project within your reach.

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Maintaining and preserving our park

By supporting this priority, you are helping us to maintain our park and preserve its biodiversity. The second largest park in Paris it home to over 400 different species of plants. This exceptional landscape heritage is one of the green lungs of southern Paris. Nearly 15 years ago, the Cité Internationale was a pioneer in the sustainable and differentiated management of its park.

Supporting our residents in difficulty

By supporting this priority, you are helping students and researchers who need help to develop and succeed. Our projects respond to the difficulties and emergencies faced by our residents, who have been particularly hard hit by the economic crises of recent years. They aim to offer them optimal study conditions without jeopardising their achievement.

Renovating and maintaining our heritage

By supporting this priority, you are helping us to renovate and maintain our heritage. The Cité Internationale has an exceptional architectural, artistic and landscape heritage. From Le Corbusier to Laprade and Claude Parent, from Charlotte Perriand to Jean Prouvé, from Foujita to Le Phô, the Cité internationale has always been a great source of inspiration for architects and artists from all over the world.


The Cité internationale scholarship programme offers us not only the opportunity to focus all our energies on our studies by guaranteeing us some financial security, but also the moral and professional support of a mentor. 

Mary, 2019-2020 delegate of the Cité internationale scholarship holders

Being a patron of the Cité internationale

Promoting student success and preparing for the future

Being a patron of the Cité internationale means helping the 12,000 students and researchers from all over the world who are housed on the campus every year. It also means helping us to develop innovative projects in the fields of solidarity, the environment, innovation, digital transformation and experimentation. Each donation is important. It allows the Cité internationale to welcome its residents in a campus conducive to their success while preparing their professional future.

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Your questions

Who can be a patron or donor of the Cité internationale?

All of you! By making a donation in the amount of your choice. The donation can be in the name of an individual, a company or a foundation (or endowment fund).

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How will my donation be used?

You can choose to make a donation for a specific project or a general donation that will be automatically allocated to our current priority projects.

We take care to limit the management costs necessary for fundraising as much as possible (management, administration around patronage and our fundraising campaigns), they represent 10% of the amount of your donation. Furthermore, if the project supported encounters difficulties or cannot be completed, your donation will be transferred to another project with a similar orientation.

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Why be a patron of the Cité internationale?

Being a patron of the Cité means helping the 12,000 residents from all over the world who live there every year. Each donation is important and allows the Cité to welcome its residents on a modern campus that is conducive to their success, so that they can prepare for their professional future with peace of mind.

In addition, you have the possibility of defiscalising your donation thanks to the tax receipt that the patronage team will send you. In some cases, your donation may also be rewarded with a thank you plaque (depending on the nature of the project and the amount of the donation).

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Can I direct my donation to a project?

You have the possibility of directing your donation to a specific project led by the Cité internationale. You will then find the areas of support that we are developing as well as the projects that result from them. 

You can also contact the patronage team to obtain more information about a particular project. 

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How can my donation be de-taxed?

Once you have made your donation, you will receive a tax receipt from the patronage team. Keep this document as proof of your donation when you file your tax return with the tax authorities.

For individual donors: when filing your annual tax return, declare the amount of your donation in box 7UF (“Tax deductions and credits” in the “Expenses” section). This is step 3 when declaring your income online. You can deduct up to 66% of the amount of your donation from your income tax (within the limit of 20% of your taxable income) and up to 75% of your real estate wealth tax (within the limit of €50,000).

For companies: you can deduct up to 60% of the amount of your donation from your corporation tax (within the limit of 0.5% of the turnover or 10 000€ for SMEs).

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Got a question ?

Need information about our projects or about patronage at the Cité internationale? Do you have a tailor-made patronage request? Contact us and the patronage team will answer all your questions as quickly as possible.


To find out more about the history of the Cité internationale, its architecture and its development, visit our Heritage Centre. Permanent exhibitions, thematic guided tours and innovative digital media will take you through time and space to discover this exceptional place.

Organise your business event at the Cité internationale

Thanks to its prestigious setting, which combines architecture and green spaces, its varied atmospheres and its tailor-made services, the Cité internationale offers numerous possibilities for the organisation of your professional events: colloquia, trade fairs, seminars, conferences, receptions, team building, etc.